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Wheeled STEEL

WEAPONS OF WAR An early innovation in armoured fighting vehicles...

From the Editor

PRINCESS ELIZABETH, COLONEL-IN-CHIEF OF THE GRENADIER GUARDS,...

Spirit of The Few

A new memorial inspired by an iconic Battle of Britain photograph...

Desert ‘ top gun’

THE SECOND EL ALAMEIN John Ash pays tribute to remarkable pilot...

The Shackle Scrap

THE BATTLE OF BOWMANVILLE Eighty years ago, what began on the...

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Inside Your Magazine

Next Month November 2022, Issue 187 On Sale October...

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Grenade cache found in Bristol garden

Police were called to a walled garden in Henleaze, Bristol, on...

COLDITZ HEROES & VILLAINS

Robert Verkaik and John Ash

INSIDE COLDITZ Played out within the walls of Colditz was a perilous...

Robert Verkaik and John Ash

LONDON BR IDGE IS DOWN

HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II: 1926-2022 The many preparations for The...

Flashpoints: Air Warfare in the Cold War

In this weighty, beautifully printed book, the author outlines...

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Recognition for Canada’s ‘Bletchley Park’

The existence of Canada's first cryptographic bureau has been...

Pay ing the debt

THE SECOND EL ALAMEIN Eighty years ago at El Alamein, General...

A Norse Tragedy

SINKING OF THE PALATIA An opportunistic attack on a German troopship...

WAR OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIORS

Austin J Ruddy

MILITARIA An army of civil services stood tall in the face of...

Austin J Ruddy

Britain at War October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Flying visit marks ‘Paddy’ Hemin gway’s birthday

COURTESY OF THE IRISH AIR CORPS Group Captain John ‘Paddy’...

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Back off the bearskins!

I thank Britain at War for its coverage of the bearskin cap debate...

Viking Mosquitos

MOSQUITOS OVER SCANDINAVIA A Norwegian squadron was the first...

The Railway that Helped Win the Crimean War

One reason I find the Crimean War so interesting is its curious...

Gilkicker sale update

READERS OF THE LAST ISSUE MAY RECALL OUR REPORT THAT FORT GILKICKER,...

IMAGE of WAR

JOHN WARWICK BROOKE/OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH

Everything but the kitchen sink Bailleul, Nord, France,...

JOHN WARWICK BROOKE/OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH

IMAGE of WAR

Wings of Empire No.20 Service Flying Training School, Cranborne,...

HERO of the MONTH

Lord Ashcroft

Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham VC & Bar ABOVE: CHARLES UPHAM VC...

Lord Ashcroft

Despatches

A harrowing account of the Charge of the Light Brigade sells...

The Regiment That Isn’t

THE LONDON GUARDS Next time you’re passing Buckingham Palace,...

Bristol Beaufighter – the Full Story

For historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers, a good reference...

So long Sentry

ANDREW THOMAS A year after it was retired, the RAF bade farewell...

Why no escort for ‘Strafer’?

Having read Michael Haskew’s article about the death of Lieutenant-General...

Gunning for the Gestapo

MOSQUITOS OVER SCANDINAVIA Eighty years after the first Mosquito...

THE FIGHTING ‘HAT BOX’

During World War Two, HMS Argus was at the centre of some of...