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 With at least 116 pages in every issue, Britain at War prides itself on well-researched and eye-catchingly designed historical content, aiming to provide new and fresh perspectives on Britain’s wars.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

Steve Snelling

In an operation so hazardous few expected to return alive...

Steve Snelling


Michael E Haskew

A half-century ago, MI5’s Operation Foot resulted in the mass expulsion of KGB-linked Soviets back to their homeland...

Michael E Haskew

Reputations: Lieutenant-General Frederick Arthur Montague Browning

Michael E Haskew

Michael E Haskew looks at the life and times of the airborne commander...

Michael E Haskew

Weapons of War: Colossus Codebreaking Computer

Britain’s wartime decryption efforts contributed enormously to the defeat of Axis tyranny...

HOME FRONT: Birmingham’s Blitz

Steve Richards presents excerpts from his book...

Britain at War June 2020

Welcome to Britain at War June 2020...

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

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