Military History Matters 136

• Wellington at war: how Britain’s greatest general made his name
• The British Templars: new light on a crusading warrior elite
• Master of the dark arts: Dudley Clarke, pioneer of deception
• In Flanders Fields: the cemeteries of WWI
• Arminius: Hitler’s barbarian hero…

Arminius: Hitler’s barbarian hero

The Germanic warlord who led the massacre of three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest would later provide inspiration for both the Kaiser and Adolf Hitler, as Tim Newark explains.…

Master of the dark arts

In the first part of a new series on deception in World War II, Taylor Downing tells the story of Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Clarke, Britain's flamboyant pioneer of misinformation.…

New research reveals secrets of the Ardennes offensive

Researchers have uncovered new information about one of the largest and bloodiest engagements of World War II. The Battle of the Bulge was fought between the Allies and Nazi Germany in the Ardennes region between December 1944 and January 1945, and was the last major German offensive of the war.…

Baseball and britain: Aerial reconnaissance of the USAAF

Between 1943 and 1944, reconnaissance units from the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) trained for combat deployment over the skies of England. They flew over airfields, radar installations, and ancient monuments, as well as major settlements, in order to learn the English radio procedures and flying regulations – and,…

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