Liberal Democrat peer Paddy Ashdown discusses his military service and the importance of history in uncertain times
Word War II veteran Bob Hucklesby, Royal Engineers, describes his harrowing experiences as a POW in the Far East
Simon Weston discusses the Falklands War 35 years on, befriending his enemy and how care for ex-servicemen has developed
One of only two surviving Battle of Britain aces, Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM remembers his Hurricane summer of 1940
Professor Mark Connelly of the University of Kent on how mines changed Britain’s fortunes on the Western Front
Theo Davies of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment recalls the bitter fighting in the winter of 1943
Meet two extraordinary veterans from Arnhem, fly in a WWII fighter jet, discover the truth about Edward I and witness the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.
Uncover the dark truth about the famous Victorian conflict, meet El Cid and a 17th Century mercenary and enter Himmler’s Nazi Camelot.
Lawrence “Benny” Goodman attacked the Tirpitz, fought off German fighter aircraft and bombed Adolf Hitler’s Alpine retreat
Discover the full story of 617 Squadron, meet a Lancaster bomber pilot and Rommel’s driver, resist William the Conqueror and fight Napoleon to a standstill
In the wake of the Spanish Armada, Elizabeth I launched an expedition to wreak revenge on her Catholic foe
This month, discover the battles that shaped the Iron Duke, meet a Korean War veteran and steam into the history of a Victorian ironclad
Don your riding boots and take a tour of these glorious survivors from Alfred’s England
In a special 50-page centenary edition History of War remembers the battle that haunted the 20th century with exclusive interviews and in-depth articles.
Every king of Scotland called ‘James’ was doomed to a tragic life and often a sticky end, but with one notable exception.
In issue 29: explore the fall of Italy’s fascist leader, meet the forgotten winner of the “Second Agincourt”, travel through the desert with Lawrence of Arabia and discover the “sound of Vietnam”.
Queens University Belfast’s Dr Fearghal McGarry discusses Ireland’srising of 1916, its impact on Irish identity and why it was forgotten by Great Britain
Issue 28 explores the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Easter Rising, concludes a two part feature on the Battle of Verdun… and meets the Black Prince
Meet 3 dogs that won the Dickin Medal, the Victoria Cross of the animal world, during World War II
Discover how future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once escaped from a Boer prisoner-of-war camp
Issue 27 contains an anniversary feature about the Battle of Verdun, two interviews with veterans from World War Two and the Falklands conflict, Native Americans who fought for the British in 1812… and Attila the Hun.
King Frederick William I of Prussia dabbled with eugenics to create a regiment of very tall men
Issue 26 contains features varying from escaping prisoners, Welsh rebels, the Crimean War…and ancient pirates