Latest Issue: October 2015
THE LONGEST VOYAGE
From Kiel to New York’s Central Park, via London, Robert Mitchell details the strange tale of a successful German U-boat mine layer which ended up helping the Allies win the war.
FOUR DAYS THAT SAVED THE BEF
John Grehan explains how Winston Churchill and the Royal Naval Division desperately clung onto Antwerp in 1914, saving the BEF from encirclement and destruction.
‘YOU LEFT IT A BIT LATE!’
Dramatic brushes with death experienced by RAF pilots shot down during the Battle of Britain are selected by Andy Saunders.
THE NORFOLKS AT KOHIMA
In the second of a two-part article, Peter Hart continues the tale of the Norfolk Regiment at Kohima by drawing on the gripping accounts of the hardened survivors.
REBEL WITH A CAUSE
Steve Snelling recounts the story of a VC-winning young Sikh officer hailed a hero of the Raj for his dauntless valour on a Burmese battlefield.
BLACK HORSE SPITFIRE
Andy Saunders joins the recovery effort on the remains of a Spitfire donated to the war effort by the staff of Lloyds Bank.
HOLDING THE CROSSROADS
How the 21st Independent Parachute Company tried to keep the Germans at bay in the last crucial days of Operation Market Garden.
GALLIPOLI: THE FATEFUL DECISION
We describe Lord Kitchener’s personal visit to the Gallipoli peninsula and the impact it made on the crucial decision he faced: either continue with the battle or prepare for a theatre-wide withdrawal.
Chris Goss details a series of low-level Luftwaffe raids in the Battle of Britain which targeted RAF airfields.
BBMF ENGINE FIRE
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the repair operation after the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster engine fire in May.
The latest news including the opening of the tunnels in Dover's White Cliffs. Also dates for your diary.
Your letters, input and feedback.
IMAGE OF WAR
January 1945, elements of 79th Armoured Division support an advance into the Roer Triangle.
Our editorial team scout out new books and products and review a new title on the wartime history of MI5 100 years on, a study of Gallipoli from the Turkish perspective and our Book of the Month, The Secret History of the Blitz.
FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY
Our monthly look into the key dates of the First World War reaches October 1915. Multiple shocks include Edith Cavell’s execution and major developments in the Balkans.
FINGERPRINTS OF WAR: KENT’S FLYING BOMB CHURCH
In the first of a new series, Alex Bowers searches out the evidence of war all around us in the towns, villages and fields of Britain.
GREAT WAR GALLANTRY
Delving into the detail of the awards announced for October 1915 in the London Gazette, plus Lord Ashcroft selects his ‘Hero of the Month’.
THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN OBJECTS
The Soldiers’ Small Book comes under the microscope.