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IMAGE OF WAR: Crippling the Hunter

Crippling the Hunter: Grytviken, South Georgia, May 28, 1982...

THE LONG RUN OF ROYAL NAVY RUM

Adam Headley

To mark the 50th anniversary of Black Tot Day...

Adam Headley

WEAPONS OF WAR: Blue Steel Nuclear Missile

Michael E Haskew

Avro’s Blue Steel nuclear standoff missile...

Michael E Haskew

Voices of Hope

Melody Foreman

As a tribute to the late Dame Vera Lynn, we chart her career...

Melody Foreman

VJ DAY 75: VICTORY IN THE EAST

Peter Caddick-Adams describes the last 100 days of the Pacific War...

CAPTURING HIMMLER

Bill Steadman

A simple bureaucratic error and the vigilance of British forces...

Bill Steadman

Britain at War August 2020

Welcome to Britain at War August 2020

VALOUR IN WARZONE D

Michael Kelly

When ambushed in the Vietnamese jungle, a young soldier fought to save his comrades...

Michael Kelly

Echoes of the Past

Dene Bebbington

Dene Bebbington profiles two ‘ghost’ villages evacuated...

Dene Bebbington

STARS IN BATTLEDRESS

Mike Haskew

Keeping up morale in conflict zones remained important...

Mike Haskew

VJ DAY 75: LIBERATED FROM HELL

Steve Snelling

Steve Snelling relates the personal experiences of VJ Day through the eyes...

Steve Snelling

HERO OF THE MONTH: Flt Lt Beauchamp Proctor VC

Lord Ashcroft

Hero of the Month for August 2020...

Lord Ashcroft

Militaria: Feeding The Guns

Austin J Ruddy

This month we profile a range of collectable objects...

Austin J Ruddy

GUERRILLA GAMEKEEPERS & SCALLYWAG SABOTEURS

Andrew Chatterton

Had Swastika flags ever lined The Mall, then a fortnight of violence...

Andrew Chatterton

The Mouse Who Beat the Bulldog

John Ash

In a landslide election result, Britons chose the seemingly unassuming Clement Attlee over Winston Churchill...

John Ash

Britain at War July 2020

Welcome to Britain at War July 2020

WEAPONS OF WAR: M29-class Monitor

Rob Langham

To deal with the challenges of landing and supporting troops ashore...

Rob Langham

IMAGE OF WAR: The Tough Get Going

Somewhere in the Malay Interior...

The Secret of Craigielands Woods

Matt Ritchie

The discovery of a long-forgotten wartime bunker in Craigielands Forest...

Matt Ritchie

Against the Red Tide: Part 2

Gerry van Tonder

Gerry van Tonder continues his review of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade’s service in the Korean War...

Gerry van Tonder

HERO OF THE MONTH: Captain James Edgar Leach VC

Lord Ashcroft

Captain James Edgar Leach VC...

Lord Ashcroft

MILITARIA: Victory Days

Austin J Ruddy

With the current 75th anniversary commemorations marking the cessation of World War Two in full swing...

Austin J Ruddy

Dunkirk Defenders

Steve Snelling

British soldiers fighting a rearguard action paid a heavy price...

Steve Snelling

IMAGE OF WAR: A Vickers First

Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness...

A Game of Cat & Morse; Part 2

James Hoare

Just half an hour’s drive north of Bletchley Park, another estate became vital in the covert war effort...

James Hoare

Dame Vera Lynn, 1917-2020

Dame Vera Lynn’s death at the age of 103 has sparked an outpouring of grief across the nation.

Inside Bletchley Park

Dermot Turing, nephew of renowned mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, speaks to John Ash...

Militaria: Axis PoW Collectibles

Austin J Ruddy

We turn our focus on some of the fascinating memorabilia that reveals the PoW experience in their captors’ country...

Austin J Ruddy

IMAGE OF WAR: Rats and Cats

Somewhere in the desert, Saudi Arabia, December 28, 1990...

Against the Red Tide

Gerry van Tonder

Gerry van Tonder charts the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade’s service in the Korean War...

Gerry van Tonder