Military History Matter 128

• Against the odds: how Hitler’s airborne elite took Crete
• What became of the prisoners of 1798?
• The Battle of Sluys: a forgotten medieval naval clash
• Conflict and consequences: the myth of decisive battle
• Black soldiers in the American West…

Women War Photographers

Calum Henderson explores the lives and works of war photographers Gerda Taro, Endre Friedmann, Françoise Demulder, Anja Niedringhaus, Lee Miller, and Catherine Leroy.…

Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921

Over a career as one of Britain’s most prolific military historians, Sir Antony Beevor has produced some of the most compelling narratives of 20th-century conflict. Perhaps most famous for Stalingrad, Beevor has subsequently published a series of well-received studies of specific offensives within the Second World War, including D-Day, the…

Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939-45

REVIEW BY DAVID PORTER. This is a highly detailed (936 pages!) study of resistance across Europe during the Second World War, from its tentative beginnings in 1939 to the large-scale partisan warfare of 1944-1945. Indeed, the author’s coverage of the subject is so extensive that any review can do little…

WAR ON FILM – Operation Mincemeat

The newly released, star-studded British movie Operation Mincemeat is, on one level, about the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. On another, more profound level, it is about how people deceive one another. In its opening commentary, the film announces that ‘in every story there is what is seen… and…

The New Model Army: Agent of Revolution

REVIEW BY DAVID FLINTHAM. Created in 1645, the New Model Army was a truly formidable fighting force: in the first six years of its existence, it crushed Royalist resistance in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and brought about the execution of King Charles I. Yet, paradoxically, it was instrumental in the…

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