Britain At War

A history of conflict

As the UK’s best-selling military history title, Britain at War Magazine is dedicated to exploring every aspect of the involvement of Britain and her Commonwealth in conflicts from the turn of the 20th century through to the present day. With at least 116 pages in every issue, Britain at War prides itself on well-researched and eye-catchingly designed historical content, aiming to provide new and fresh perspectives on Britain’s wars.

Each issue of Britain at War, sister publication to FlyPast, is packed with the latest news all about events and discoveries from around the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in addition to detailed features covering combat on land, air or at sea. Each includes an analysis of a major historical event and typically draws on emotive personal accounts from those involved – from both sides.

Other core content includes; ‘Reputations’ – critical assessments of the Commonwealth’s greatest admirals and generals; ‘Image of War’ showcases stunning flashes of history captured on rare archive film; and our monthly ‘Hero of the Month’ feature, as selected by Lord Ashcroft. Unafraid to engage with the most difficult subject matters, we also include bold and hard-hitting pieces on the darkest episodes of conflict.

From the Somme trenches of The Great War to a lone Australian warship blasting her way out of a Korean War trap. From the Royal Navy’s mighty HMS Hood of the Second World War to the British Army’s ‘Desert Rats’ in the Gulf. Cold War V-Bomber standoff, deadly submarine missions, heroic feats, desperate air actions and valiant last stands. Spitfire, Lancaster, Ark Royal, and Centurion. Canada, Australia, South Africa, India. Britain at War readers can experience it all.

So, just how did a pair of New Zealand Navy frigates alter the course of World War Two? What was Churchill’s reaction to Pearl Harbor? Want to know what one veteran RAF pilot experienced flying Harriers in the Falklands War? How did the daring and deadly British commando raid on St Nazaire unfold? With great offers in both print and digital versions, subscribe to Britain at War today and relive these, and many more, decisive moments in the history of Britain and her Allies – from anywhere in the world!

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



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


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


WEAPONS OF WAR: Improvised & Emergency Grenades

Rob Langham

Across 1914-1915, the British Army was experiencing a severe shortage in hand grenades...

Rob Langham

Echoes of the Past

Dene Bebbington

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

Dene Bebbington


Mike Haskew

Keeping up morale in conflict zones remained important...

Mike Haskew


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

IMAGE OF WAR: Crippling the Hunter

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

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