Issue 0 - June 2013
World War II Military History Magazine is a monthly collection of expert articles charting the dramatic military history of the Second World War.
Each issue examines an iconic battle of the Second World War in fascinating detail, combining expert analysis (complete with wartime photographs) with specially commissioned maps and unique colour artwork - putting you in the thick of the action.
Take the monthly quiz and find out how much you actually know about the war, and expand your knowledge with a range of articles; from the grizzly life of a German soldat on the Eastern Front to the history behind the classic film Twelve O’Clock High - and that’s just in our first issue!
This edition’s dose of World War II history examines three crucial moments in the war, from the Japanese conquest of Malaya and Singapore, to the battle of El Alamein in North Africa that signalled ‘the end of the beginning’, to the brutal Eastern Front battle of the Dnepr – one of the biggest Soviet offensives of the war, victory in which made it clear that the Soviets’ march westward would not be halted.
Also in this issue, we look at the British ‘Chariot’ human torpedo, RAF Coastal Command in the early war years, and the Italian Navy’s powerful and elegant cruisers.