In 1982 Britain’s armed forces were focused on the possibility of confrontation with the Soviet Union. They were unprepared for war in the South Atlantic, against an opponent with weapons supplied by NATO allies.
A history of the Special Boat Service, founded in the dark days of July 1940.
It is among the most commercial as well as maligned fields of history. Four distinguished scholars consider its value – and its future.
A study of war through the ages.
The conflict that broke out between France and an ambitious new German state 150 years ago can lay claim to be the first modern war.
The mobilisation of economic, diplomatic and military resources.
The need to preserve alliances was a compelling reason not to use nuclear weapons in Vietnam.
Two imperial ventures, in the same Middle East town a century apart, reveal the similarities – and differences – in the exercise of power.
The slave-warriors of medieval Islam overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty that lasted 300 years.
There is nothing new about uncrewed aircraft.