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 With at least 116 pages in every issue, Britain at War prides itself on well-researched and eye-catchingly designed historical content, aiming to provide new and fresh perspectives on Britain’s wars.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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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


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


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


Michael Kelly

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

Michael Kelly

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

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