World War II

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MHM 92 – May 2018

The May issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue: SPECIAL: BRITANNIA – THE REAL STORY This month, our special delves into the true history behind the fictional new TV series Britannia. The Roman invasion of Britain pitted two very different military entities against each other: the Romans and […]

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MHM 89 – February 2018

The February issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue: ON THE COVER: SPARTAN LAST STAND  American military historian Fred Chiaventone recounts the Spartan defence of the Hot Gates at Thermopylae, 480 BC. SPECIAL: LEE AND JACKSON This month, our 15-page special looks at the partnership between two […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 86 Quiz: Win a copy of Churchill on DVD!

This month, three lucky readers have the chance to win the newly released Churchill on DVD. Step into the battle-worn shoes of the British Prime Minister as he faced the most dramatic conflict in modern history. In June 1944, four years after the evacuation of Dunkirk, Winston Churchill finalised plans for the largest amphibious invasion known to man: D-Day. With time ticking […]

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The Sherman Tank

Building the Sherman Tank In 1940, in the light of the successful use of panzers in the European war, the US Army decided to start a rapid tank-building programme. Rather than adapting existing engineering plants, the President of Chrysler suggested constructing a brand new Tank Arsenal just outside Detroit, the home of the US car industry. Adopting the mass-production techniques used for making cars, this huge new […]

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Great Commanders – Yamashita

Graham Goodlad reviews the career of Tomoyuki Yamashita, ‘the Tiger of Malaya’, who was responsible for the fall of Singapore in 1942.

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WAR ON FILM – The Longest Day

Taylor Downing takes a look at how 1960s Hollywood dealt with one of the most important days of the Second World War. ‘Hollywood meets D-Day’ is probably the best way to describe the all-star spectacular The Longest Day released in 1962. Most of the key players in early 1960s Hollywood competed to be in the […]

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Your MH – Glider Pilots at Arnhem

Alan Jamieson tells the story of Mike Hall, a glider pilot who survived the 1944 Battle of Arnhem. On 12 September 1944, more than 100 officers assembled in what had once been Lady Ebury’s bedroom in Moor Park, an elegant 18th-century mansion near Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. Lieutenant-General ‘Boy’ Browning and Major- General Roy Urquhart, who […]

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BEHIND THE IMAGE – ‘Forcibly Pulled Out of Dug-outs’

In May 1944, an official document was prepared by Jürgen Stroop detailing the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising. The 75-page report was put together for the benefit of Heinrich Himmler and assembled as if it were a souvenir album. The contents of the report, despite the design, contained images of a stricken city razed to […]

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Sinking the Bismarck – Map of the last voyage of the Bismarck

In this map specially prepared for Military Times, we chart the last journey of the Bismarck in May 1941. Here the course of the Bismarck is depicted in black, and the British forces in red. To read the full feature about the Bismarck, read the April issue of Military Times

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Victory Jive

Don’t miss the National Army Museum’s stylish summer swing dance this weekend. With only a couple of days left, sure to get your ticket to this authentic ’40s dance night,set to burst with Big Band Swing, fancy footwork and serious style. It’s a night of hot steps and high glamour as guests don their finest […]

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