History Of War Issue 59

History Of War Issue 59
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History Of War Issue 59
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History Of War Issue 59
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Published 6th September

Although the heroic ‘Few’ honoured in Churchill’s famous speech have rightly deserved the decades of laudation since 1940, this has arguably sidelined the significant contribution of the forgotten ‘many’ who supported them. History Of War issue 59 explores how the RAF’s ground crews and auxiliary forces kept Fighter Command’s pilots in the air, forming a vital support network during perilous dogfights with the Luftwaffe. 

Thousands of mechanics, observers, firefighters and the brave ranks of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force contributed to the defence of the UK. They were all crucial in the climactic victory on 15 September – now annually commemorated as Battle of Britain Day.

This issue’s Great Battles explores the clash at Crécy during the Hundred Years’ War, which saw English and Welsh longbowmen stand firm against a much larger French army. Follow this blow-by-blow account of one of history’s most iconic battlefields, and the scene where the Black Prince ‘earned his spurs’.

Also this month, Professor William Philpott concludes his feature on the Hundred Days campaign, recounting how the Allied armies made the final push across the Hindenburg Line, forcing the Germans into the final surrender, November 1918.

In issue 59’s Homefront section, Sir Tony Robinson discusses why battles have changed world history, and what we can learn from the conflicts of the past. History of War partners with Malvern Festival of Military History, offering an exclusive reader offer on all tickets to see keynote speakers Saul David, Damien Lewis, Max Hastings, and more. Also, magazine subscribers can find their chance to win an Airfix Heinkel He 111 kit, worth £28.