Military history

New tactics are needed for the wars of the future

30 October 2021 9:00 am

The strategic bankruptcy of the West has twice so far this century demanded that our brave soldiers risk their bodies…

In praise of Thomas Graham, unsung hero of the Peninsular War

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Why does a man join the army? The answer was probably more obvious in the 18th century than now, but…

The internet was never intended to spy on us

26 January 2019 9:00 am

There is a trend in non-fiction — in fact my editor has been on to me about this lately —…

‘The Battle of the Pyramids’, 1798–9, by François-Louis-Joseph Watteau

The best and most extensive exhibition on Napoleon in three decades

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides in Paris has a new exhibition that I believe to be the best…

Hannibal (and Alexander the Great) vs the Islamic State

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Whatever the Islamic State hopes ultimately to achieve by its current onslaught on all and sundry in the Middle East,…