MHM August Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the Bombay Grenadiers at Maiwand, published in the August issue of Military History Matters. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published online! Winners will be announced in early September.


MHM July Quiz – win 24 Hours at Balaclava!

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of 24 Hours at Balaclava, courtesy of the History Press. At the Battle of Balaclava, the British squandered a near victory against Russia by recklessly sending 664 British light cavalry spurring down the ‘Valley of Death’, as immortalised by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem. Half the British cavalry […]


MHM June Quiz – win a D-Day clicker

This issue, we’re giving away three engraved replica clickers, courtesy of ACME. Clickers were a vital piece of survival equipment for paratroopers ahead of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944. Used by the 101st Airborne Division, they enabled paratroopers to test whether nearby movements were generated by friend or foe. This month, ACME Whistles, […]


MHM May Quiz – win a copy of HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of the HMS Belfast Pocket Manual, courtesy of Osprey. A familiar sight on the Thames at London Bridge, HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser, launched in March 1938. Belfast was part of the British naval blockade against Germany, and from November 1942 escorted Arctic convoys to […]


MHM March Quiz – win a copy of How to Survive in the Georgian Navy

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: a sailor’s guide, courtesy of Osprey. Rigidly organised and harshly disciplined, the Georgian Royal Navy was an orderly and efficient fighting force that played a major role in Great Britain’s wars of the 18th and early 19th centuries. This concise, […]


MHM December Quiz – win a copy of Hurricane on DVD!

This issue, we’re giving away three DVD copies of Hurricane. Hurricane tells the true story of the heroic Polish pilots who fought alongside the Royal Air Force to help take down the Nazi invaders during the Battle of Britain. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach (Iwan Rheon), fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how […]


MHM October Quiz – win a historic warbirds calendar!

Three lucky readers have the chance to win a Historic Warbirds calendar, published by Workman. Battles that altered the course of history. Missions that made servicemen into heroes. Aircraft that brought the Allies to victory. From the renowned military experts at Osprey Publishing, an awe-inspiring and ingeniously designed new calendar explores military aircraft from 1939 to […]

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Winner Announced – MHM 95 Caption Competition

Last month, we asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this photograph from our feature on John Brown and the theory of slave revolt, published in this month’s issue of Military History Monthly.  WINNER We are delighted to announce that the winner of this month’s caption competition is David Parkin, with ‘Stop lads! He […]


MHM 92 Caption Competition WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Thank you to everyone who entered the MHM 92 Caption Competition! We asked you to come up with a witty caption for the image below, taken from our special feature on Britannia. After long deliberation, and a great deal of guffaw, the editorial team are delighted to announce the winners! WINNER ‘This cold, wet Britannia […]

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