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October/November 2020

FEATURES

UPFRONT

Welcome

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Notes from the Frontline 6 Behind the Image 10 Churchill visits the docks.

War Athletes

Christopher Warner on Lilli Henoch, sportswoman of many talents.

War Culture

Korea at war.

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ON THE COVER

The Battle of Okinawa

By spring 1945, Allied victory in the Second World War was inevitable. But the Japanese militarist regime continued to fight with bestial brutality, as demonstrated by the Battle of Okinawa, one of the most murderous of the war. In our special this time, Alexander Izza analyses the invasion and subsequent fighting. In his first piece, he provides a vivid narrative of the battle itself, and in his second, analyses the opposing fighting forces and the strategy and tactics of the respective campaigns.

18 History of war The myth of chivalry

Infantry have always been able to stop cavalry, argues MHM editor Neil Faulkner.

42 Trenches, ramparts, and blockades

English Civil War siege warfare David Flintham looks at Royalist and Parliamentarian siege warfare in mid-17th-century England.

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The rise of Germany The Prussian Army in the 1860s David Porter analyses the Prussian Army in the era of Bismarck and Möltke the Elder.

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56 Sideshow Mutiny in the Duchy

Kate Werran discusses a racially charged American uprising in 1940s England.

October/November 2020

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