The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War. For a period of nearly six years German U-boats wreaked havoc on Allied shipping lanes and convoys in an attempt to cripple their capacity to wage war. Thousands of naval crews and merchant seamen lost their lives in the freezing waters of the Atlantic. History of War Issue 25 takes an in-depth look at Allied attempts to stop the U-boat menace and the ingenious technological innovations that eventually secured victory at sea.
Issue 25 also looks at European warfare in the seventeenth century with features about the Battle of Rocroi and the New Model Army. The clash was one of the most decisive battles of the apocalyptic Thirty Years War and saw the end of Spanish dominance in Europe. The New Model Army was England’s first professional standing army and was formed in the fires of the British Civil Wars under the leadership of the powerful, but controversial, Oliver Cromwell.
Elsewhere you can discover how the deadliest swords in history were made and find out about the ten deadliest snipers of modern times.
Also in Issue 25:
-Medal of Honor Hero: Leslie Sabo Jr
-The Briefing: Yom Kippur War
-Operators Handbook: Panavia Tornado
-Artefact of War: WW1 USA Uniform