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The latest news, features and reviews from Britain At War Magazine.

IMAGE OF WAR: War on the Home Front

Bogside, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, circa 1971...

HERO of the MONTH

Lord Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft turns the spotlight on Petty Officer George McKenzie Samson VC...

Lord Ashcroft

IMAGE OF WAR: Our Man in Aden

Crater Town, South Arabian Federation, November 1967...

Operation Pike the one that got away

Steven Taylor

Could an ambitious Anglo-French plan that came very close to fruition...

Steven Taylor

Britain at War November 2020

Welcome to Britain at War November 2020

The Glamour Boys

Ella Braidwood

The story of the gay British MPs who risked everything by opposing Hitler...

Ella Braidwood

Militaria - Danger: Unexploded Bomb!

Austin J Ruddy

Tasked with one of the most daring and dangerous jobs of the war...

Austin J Ruddy

WEAPONS OF WAR: X-Lighter Motor Landing Craft

Popularly known as Black Beetles, X-Lighters revolutionised how British and Dominion troops
were carried onto hostile shores...

Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior

Exhibitions marks the centenary of the Unknown Warrior’s final resting place...

BURSTING THE BUBBLE

Admiral Sir William Milbourne James is more famous for being the boy in the Pears’ soap ad than saving 200,000 Allied lives...

SABOTAGE, SPYING AND SUBVERSION

Virginia Hall is one of the most decorated Allied spies you’ve probably never heard of...

An Unlikely Candidate

Spotlight on the life and heroic sacrifice of Noor Inayat Khan...

HERO OF THE MONTH: Lieutenant-Commander Geoffrey Saxton White VC

Lord Ashcroft

Introducing our Hero of the Month for October 2020...

Lord Ashcroft

BLITZWALKER: THE SQUARE MILE 

HISTORIAN AND TOUR GUIDE STEVE HUNNISETT TRAVELS THROUGH TIME...

WEAPONS OF WAR: Sterling Submachine Gun

The natural successor to the expedient Sten, the L2 – or Sterling...

PILOTS OF THE CARIBBEAN

During World War Two, black servicemen and women risked their lives fighting for Britain...

MILITARIA: Blitz Histories

Austin J Ruddy

Telling the stories of tragedy and terror wreaked by enemy aircraft...

Austin J Ruddy

REPUTATIONS: Dominion and Discord

Lieutenant-General Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson was a popular leader...

Tomorrow will be a Good Day

National hero, centenarian and fundraiser, Captain Sir Tom Moore...

Britain at War October 2020

Welcome to Britain at War October 2020

Refugees: Forced to Flee

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London...

DAMAGE CONTROL

Once the Luftwaffe began to inflict devastating carnage on British cities...

FLEEING THE FIRESTORM 

In a conflict that saw ambush, tragedy and flame...

HIDDEN HEROES

Lila Randall

RAF Museum celebrates the role played by Jewish personnel...

Lila Randall

SICILY ’43: THE OVERLOOKED INVASION

James Holland

James Holland argues that the battle for Sicily has been unfairly eclipsed...

James Holland

MILITARIA: Glory Days

Austin J Ruddy

Genuine period items relating to the Battle of Britain can still be found today...

Austin J Ruddy

HERO OF THE MONTH: Major-General George Alexander Renny VC

Lord Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft presents Britain at War's September 2020 Hero of the Month...

Lord Ashcroft

“GET YOUR ’ANDS UP”

ANDREW THOMAS

A Yorkshire farmer’s wife who captured an armed German airman...

ANDREW THOMAS

RECEIVERS AND DECEIVERS

James Hoare

Operation Fortitude South was a secret campaign by the Allied forces to mislead Germany...

James Hoare

BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Leading the Pack

ANDREW THOMAS

For the men of 32 Squadron, the Battle of Britain began a week early...

ANDREW THOMAS