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Latest Issue: May 2015

DUNKIRK 75th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 24-PAGE SECTION
We tell the story of Dunkirk with a series of unique vignettes highlighting the people, places and artefacts that sum up the bitter defeat that felt like the greatest of victories

FEATURES

VE-DAY
On the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe, we look back at the momentous events in London and elsewhere.

TIGER LEADER
New photographs emerge of the crash site of Battle of Britain Squadron Leader John Mungo-Park.

MASSACRE AT LE PARADIS
As part of our Dunkirk commemoration, we reveal, in the words of the men who survived, the terrible story of the mass murder of British soldiers by SS troops in May 1940.

SHELL SHOCK
Astonishing 1917 film footage reveals how a pioneering doctor attempted to cure what we would today call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

BAEDEKER RAIDS
The so-called Baedeker attacks were aimed by the Germans at Britain’s cultural centres. Steve Snelling describes what happened when Norwich was targeted.

FIGHTING THE U-BOATS
Meeting the underwater menace head-on in the 1914-18 conflict. British methods included everything from depth charges to a canvas bag with a hammer.

SECRET UNDERGROUND LONDON
It’s well known that Londoners took shelter from the Blitz in the London tube network. But few are aware of the many other uses to which London’s secret tunnels were put in the Second World War.

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 May 1915.

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

RAF ON THE AIR
The harrowing story of a fateful ditching in heaving seas told by one who was there.

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT
Titles include Dunkirk histories as well as a definitive Indian Army work by a foremost expert.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN OBJECTS
Fanning deadly gas from the trenches? Yes, they tried it.

NEWS FEATURES

BATTLE OF BRITAIN
New wing for Capel-le-Ferne, and the sad passing of Sqn Ldr Michael Wainwright.

FRANCE REMEMBERS RAF
Two commemorations in different parts of France.

BERMONDSEY UXB
Huge bomb found, moved and safely destroyed.

CHANNEL ISLANDS WAR
New discoveries on the island of Sark.

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