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'Monumentally bad diplomacy, worse strategy, chaotic military organisation and inept generalship' - Thomas Tulenko describes how great powers have failed in their attacks on Afghanistan. Penned as...

Roger Hudson pictures British gunboat diplomacy in Egypt in 1882.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

The collapse of the USSR after 1989 opened up Russia’s Arctic region to a degree of scrutiny previously denied historians. Katherine Harrison and Matthew Hughes examine the Soviet approach to nuclear testing.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

Roger Howard recalls a moment 50 years ago when Israel was rocked by exaggerated claims of a threat posed by Egypt.

Volume: 63 Issue: 3 2013

Britain’s loss of Singapore in February 1942 was a terrible blow. But Japan failed to make the most of its prize, says Malcolm Murfett.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The great Confederate commander was fatally wounded at Chancellorsville on May 2nd, 1863.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The Dambusters Raid is one of the best known operations of the Second World War. But, as James Holland explains, the development of the ‘bouncing bomb’ took place against a background of bitter rivalry between the armed services.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

Few foresaw the horror of the First World War. The financier Jan Bloch did and he outlined his vision to Britain’s military establishment, as Paul Reynolds explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The German First World War commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck has been described as the 20th century’s greatest guerrilla leader for his undefeated campaign in East Africa. Is the legend justified? Dan Whitaker considers the wider picture.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

Of the many immigrants from the United Kingdom who took up arms in the war, only a small number were English. Daniel Clarke explores the experiences of those who served.

Volume: 63 Issue: 4 2013

Rowena Hammal examines the evidence to assess civilian reactions to war in Britain from 1940 to 1945.

Issue: 72 2012

Roger Hudson expands on an image of Russian ships destroyed by the Japanese at Port Arthur, 1904.

Volume: 62 Issue: 11 2012

The recent killing of British soldiers by their Afghan allies echoes events of the 19th century, writes Rob Johnson.

Volume: 62 Issue: 7 2012

David Waller on the 150th anniversary of a ship that symbolised Liverpool’s ties to the Confederate states during the American Civil War.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

The enmity between England and France is an ancient one. But the museum dedicated to a famous English victory offers hope for future relations between the two countries, writes Stephen Cooper.

Volume: 62 Issue: 10 2012

During the Second World War many cities were bombed from the air. However Rome, the centre of Christendom but also the capital of Fascism, was left untouched by the Allies until July 1943. Claudia Baldoli looks at the reasons why and examines the views of Italians towards the city.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

The British Battalion of the International Brigades, formed to defend the Spanish Republic against the forces of General Franco, first went into battle at Jarama in February 1937. It was the beginning of a bruising, often dispiriting campaign, as Christopher Farman explains.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

Churchill’s four-year quest to sink Hitler’s capital ship Tirpitz saw Allied airmen and sailors run risks that would be hard to justify today, says Patrick Bishop.

Volume: 62 Issue: 3 2012

The battle of the Milvian Bridge in October 312 has attained legendary status as the moment when the Emperor Constantine secured the future of Christianity in Europe. But the real turning point, argues Michael Mulryan, took place a few months earlier.

Volume: 62 Issue: 11 2012

Humiliating, painful and reminiscent of crucifixion, the British army’s Field Punishment No 1 fuelled public outrage during the First World War, as Clive Emsley explains.

Volume: 62 Issue: 11 2012

Colin Smith recounts the Allied invasion of French North Africa, which commenced on November 8th, 1942.

Volume: 62 Issue: 11 2012

Richard Cavendish remembers the royal favourite who died on June 19th, 1312.

Volume: 62 Issue: 6 2012

Keith Lowe on the dilemmas faced by a victorious but financially ruined Britain in its dealings with postwar Germany.

Volume: 62 Issue: 2 2012

‘Black’ propaganda in south-east Europe took many forms during the Second World War. Ioannis Stefanidis looks at top secret British attempts to undermine Nazi domination of the Balkans via the airwaves.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

The battle of Cuito Cuanavale was a key moment in the smokescreen conflict of the Cold War played out in southern Africa. Gary Baines looks at the ways in which opposing sides are now remembering the event.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

Clare Mulley takes issue with an article on Second World War resistance movements, first published in 1984.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

The great military institution took flight on April 13th, 1912.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Chris Darnell examines the political and military background to the IRA’s last major action against the British army.

Volume: 62 Issue: 12 2012

Patrick Bishop’s first assignment as a foreign correspondent was to accompany the British task force sent to the South Atlantic to reclaim the Falkland Islands in April 1982. Thirty years on, he recalls his experience.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Taylor Downing appreciates the continuing relevance of an article questioning the accuracy of popular views of the wartime RAF.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

Graeme Garrard recalls Isaac Brock, the Guernsey-born army officer still celebrated in Canada for his part in defending British North America from the United States in the War of 1812.

Volume: 62 Issue: 10 2012

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