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Latest Issue: April 2015

GALLIPOLI SPECIAL ISSUE

VISITING GALLIPOLI
How to make the most of your trip to the sites.

THE BATTLE OF THE LANDINGS
With the help of a personal visit to the sites themselves, Martin Mace explains what happened during the first fateful land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula, 100 years ago this month.

IMAGE OF WAR
An evocative shot of Mudros Harbour.

THE LAST WEEKS OF RUPERT BROOKE
The broadcaster Mike Read, biographer of the famous war poet, draws from Brooke’s letters and diaries to describe his final days.

FEATURES

INSIDE THIEPVAL
Martin Mace and John Grehan are granted rare access to the soon-to-be-restored Thiepval Memorial.

“STRANGE WARSHIP APPROACHING”
The stirring story of the November 1914 fight between HMAS Sydney and the SMS Emden.

COMMANDO VALOUR IN COMACCHIO
A sublime act of self-sacrifice from the last days of World War Two, described in detail by Steve Snelling.

D-DAY DISASTER OVER SUSSEX
The full story of a D-Day tragedy in the skies over southern England — and its continuing legacy in the Sussex countryside.


MARITIME WAR GRAVES
A special report on the illegal salvage of sunken British and Australian ships in the Far East, focusing on HMAS Perth.

THE BATTLE OF MANDALAY
John Grehan concludes his two-part study of the final big battle of the war in Burma, with the help of first-hand notes and sources.

REGULARS

BRIEFING ROOM
Latest news and events for your diary.

FIELDPOST
Your letters, input and feedback.

FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY
Our guide to the Great War month-by-month reaches April 1915.

RAF ON THE AIR: FIVE KILLS IN TWO DAYS
The moving and revealing story of Flt Lt Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane,
told in his own words to the BBC.

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT
Latest books including Germany’s Defeat Then and Now as well as
titles about Richtofen, Gas, Bairnsfather, Evacuees and more.

DATES THAT SHAPED WORLD WAR TWO
Our unique day-by-day treatment reaches April 1945, as the war in
Europe sees the end in sight.

GREAT WAR GALLANTRY
Our monthly look at London Gazette citations, with another Hero
of the Month from Lord Ashcroft.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN OBJECTS
How the troops faced the dread of gas attack.
NEWS FEATURES

OBITUARY
Battle of Britain veteran Flt Lt Mike Croskell.

SLAPTON ROCKET FIND
Dangerous discovery on an infamous WW2 beach.

‘USED IN VAIN’
A discovery from the night Coventry Cathedral was blitzed.

BURMA SPITFIRES
The research team’s own report.

BLETCHLEY PARK
Alan Turing’s family visit the codebreaking centre.

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