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JANUARY ISSUE AVAILABLE THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER

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The Star Of Africa
Hans-Joachim Marseille was the scourge of Commonwealth air forces in North Africa where he was the Luftwaffe’s leading ‘ace’ and became the glamorous and feted ‘poster boy’ of the Third Reich. But as Rob Schäfer explains, his path to fame and success was littered with indiscretions and ill-discipline.

With Reasonable Boldness
One of the most audacious operations of the Great War was the rescue by a force of armoured cars of starving seamen held POW in North Africa in what was an extraordinary mission led by Major The Duke of Westminster. Steve Snelling charts the story of an improbable coup.

Squadron Down!
What should have been a relatively ‘routine’ bomber escort mission for Spitfires operating over France in 1942 turned into an unmitigated disaster over Morlaix as both the weather and interference from Luftwaffe fighters resulted in catastrophic losses for RAF Fighter Command, as Andy Thomas explains.

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Fighting Like Lions
The story of the last-ditch defence of Stanley by the Royal Marines during the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands is one that has not been properly or accurately recorded, according to Ricky D Phillips, who told Britain at War of his research into events across those memorable few hours during April 1982.

Reputations: Admiral Of The Fleet, John ‘Jackie’ Fisher

Admiral John Fisher was sometimes a divisive man but he was also the man who shook the Royal Navy from its Victorian complacency, brought it into the 20th Century, and built the Fleet that was ‘fit for purpose’ to fight the Great War. Allan George examines his reputation.

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Jerusalem For Christmas
The highly symbolic fall of Jerusalem during December 1917 into the hands of Allied troops was a highly significant moment of the Great War, writes Stuart Hadaway, and came as a morale boosting victory as a ‘present’ to the peoples of the British Empire.

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