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October/November 2022

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Notes from the Frontline 6 War Classics 10 David Chandler’s The Campaigns of Napoleon, chosen by Graham Goodlad

War Culture

The First World War in Postcards

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MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTSTHE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR

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Monty and Alamein: ‘The end of the beginning’

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To war-weary Britons in the autumn of 1942, victory in North Africa under General Bernard Montgomery came as a muchneeded relief. For Montgomery himself, Alamein was to make his reputation as a national hero, although even in his moment of triumph there were portents of some of the controversies to come. In a two-part special, Graham Goodlad assesses the life of Britain’s best-known commander of WWII, and then analyses the battle itself.

14 Why the Armada failed England’s deliverance in 1588

It was one of the greatest disasters in Spain’s history, yet it came within hours of success. Geoffrey Parker explains what really happened

40 But for one man… The Butterfly Effect

John Lock looks back at the Cuban Missile Crisis of 60 years ago, the dramatic Cold War stand-off that almost led to nuclear war

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The end of everything The Battle of Mohács, 1526 Suleiman I’s central European campaign culminated in devastating defeat for Hungary. Andrew Southam describes the action

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54 Hell and high water The submarine in warfare

John Medhurst traces the history of the submarine in conflict, from the earliest experiments to the First World War

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