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Latest Issue: September 2015

Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Special Issue

Postcard From Bowmanville
The hidden tales of ten Luftwaffe officers, captured in 1940, are given up by an intriguing POW postcard. The background is revealed by Chris Goss.

Tangmere’s Few
In our Battle of Britain special free supplement ‘Britain at War’ Editor Andy Saunders provides a detailed look at the stories behind the Battle of Britain casualties, RAF and Luftwaffe, buried adjacent to the famous airfield of RAF Tangmere. The supplement includes the story of all-American hero ‘Billy’ Fiske.

Disaster Over Bracklesham
A terrible friendly-fire incident over the West Sussex coast is detailed by Andrew Bird. Sadly, it was just one of many such incidents occurring at the height of the Battle of Britain.

FEATURES

OPERATION VS: MISSION MOST DESPERATE
Steve Snelling provides a compelling account of the brave volunteers of ‘The Suicide Club’ who ran a terrifying gauntlet of machine guns and heavy artillery to block Ostend Harbour.

GREMLINS AND MASTERDOM
Stuart Hadaway remembers Britain’s forgotten immediate post-war campaign in Vietnam with all its astonishing oddities as British and Japanese troops temporarily undertake operations together.

FOR GALLANTRY: HOME FRONT HEROES
GC recipient Tony Gledhill marks the 75th anniversary of the George Cross and George Medal with a detailed look into their institution in 1940.

ATTACK ON GPT RIDGE: KOHIMA 1944
In the first of a two part article, Imperial War Museum Historian Peter Hart uses accounts from the men of 2nd Norfolk Regiment to explore the Battle of Kohima, a pivotal event of the Burma Campaign fought largely at close quarters.

RESCUE AGAINST THE ODDS
The tale of one of Britain’s most distinguished Lifeboatmen and his epic efforts to save the men of a wartime coastal convoy, on perhaps one of the worst of summer days seen in Britain.

REGULARS

BRIEFING ROOM
The latest news and events for your diary.

OBITUARIES
We bid farewell to some remarkable military personalities including the last surviving Dam Buster pilot and three heroes of the Battle of Britain. Sadly, the veterans of the Second World War get ever fewer.

FIELDPOST
Your letters, input and feedback.

FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY
Our monthly diary of key First World War events arrives in September 1915. Things were changing in Russia, and it was a month of big offensives across Europe.

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT
Our team scout out new books and products.

GREAT WAR GALLANTRY
The continuing monthly series recounting tales of valour, including another Hero of the Month from Lord Ashcroft.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN OBJECTS
We look at the story of original battlefield grave markers, poignantly returned to grieving families at the war’s end. NEWS FEATURE

WHAT HAPPENED TO HMAS SYDNEY?
Our Assistant Editor looks at new evidence and asks just what happened to HMAS Sydney after her mutually destructive engagement with HSK Kormoran.

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