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June/July 2024






Notes from the Frontline 6 Behind the Image 8 A cannon from HMS Tyger

War Classics

Nick Spenceley recalls Jac Weller’s Wellington in the Peninsula




D-Day, 80 years on s on

In the second of two special features to mark the 80th anniversary of 6 June 1944, we look in more detail at the landings themselves. First, David Porter examines the meticulous plans drawn up by the Allies to ensure the success of Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious invasion in history. Next, Patrick Mercer reads the diaries and personal accounts of British troops to understand what D-Day was really like for the ordinary soldier. Finally, we trace the hard-fought battles that would take the Allies from the beaches of Normandy to the liberation of Paris.

12 Towards a new world Churchill and the scientists

In a new series to coincide with the 150th birthday of Winston Churchill, Taylor Downing reveals his role in WWI’s scientific advances

34 Freedom’s champion Robert the Bruce, 1274-1329

Stephen Roberts considers the man who delivered Scotland’s independence, and analyses the victory that forged a nation


A man of destiny Admiral Vernon Graham Goodlad explains how national identity and supremacy at sea became linked in the 18th-century career of Admiral Edward Vernon

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46 Into the Green Hell The Chaco War, 1932-1935

Edmund West highlights South America’s bloodiest conflict of the 20th century, when Paraguay and Bolivia went to war

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