What can you expect from Issue 1 of Military Times? Our lead features and contributors are revealed, as well as what will become our regular articles.
Major-General Julian Thompson, military historian and former Royal Marines officer, explains why military history is important, not just academically, but in the practical world of modern conflict.
Neil Faulkner, Editor of Military Times, welcomes you to Issue 1 with the mission statement of the magazine, and an introduction to this month’s main themes.
The first part of our Afghanistan series begins in Issue 1, with an in-depth chronicling of the British army’s disastrous retreat from Kabul. This exclusive map details the stages of the retreat, and features a condensed account of the massacre of the Anglo-Indian army.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the positioning of German and British airforces during the afternoon battle of Battle of Britain Day. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the afternoon of 15 September. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the formation of the incoming Luftwaffe squadrons for the first attack on the 15 September, and the locations of British defensive forces. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, alongside a blow-by-blow account of the noon and afternoon battles. A summary of the noon battle accompanies this reproduction.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map provides an overview of the locations of the major British and German squadrons, bombed towns, radar stations and the range of radar in the Battle of Britain. It appears in Issue 1 alongside an in-depth analysis of the Battle of Britain – a short summary of the British planes used and the introduction of the Chain Home radar system accompanies this reproduction.
The Royal Air Force Museum recently announced plans for a 116m (380ft) ‘Beacon’, commemorating the Battle of Britain. It will act as both a tribute to the men and women who made victory possible, and as an educational experience to bring their achievements to the wider public.
Test your Battle of Britain knowledge – did you believe any of these enduring myths?
From the day the order to attack the RAF was given, to the British victories of September and October 1940: follow the events of the Battle of Britain.