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This week on Warfare!

As Autumn dawns and Remembrance Sunday approaches, Warfare features a First World War story a little different from the norm: a look at the courts martial of a British soldier executed for murder during the First World War. Murderous Tommies by Mark Dunning and Julian Putkowski – an active supporter of the 'Shot at Dawn' war pardons campaign – explores the details of the case of Alexander Chisholm who, in April 1915, shot a fellow soldier and was executed.

Read more about the authors, their extensive research into the subject and ideas for future projects in the Author Spotlight.
The Battle of Bosworth Field

If you have been following the news of the potential discovery of the body of King Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, beneath a car park in Leicester, read the full story of his defeat by Henry Tudor and his subsequent death in 1485 in the Nation in Conflict article – The Battle of Bosworth Field, an account of the most famous battle of the Wars of the Roses.

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Operation Barbarossa

It has been a busy summer on Warfare, marking a number of anniversaries from the First and Second World Wars, including Operation Barbarossa, the Battle of Britain and the Third Battle of Ypres. Read all about Operation Barbarossa, with exclusive extracts from Hitler's Jackals by Rupert Butler and Operation Barbarossa by Hans Seidler.

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Warfare features articles on Operation Sealion – the proposed invasion of Britain following the Fall of Dunkirk in June 1940, and on Britain's Defences during the Battle of Britain, 1940.

2012 saw the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – the Third Battle of Ypres – and Warfare featured articles on the final memories of the war by those who were there in Britain's Last Tommies at Passchendaele by Richard Van Emden, and Jack Sheldon's account of the German Experience at Passchendaele, including footage from the battlefields.

This year also saw the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, an account of which features in the article by Tim Saunders: Dieppe – Operation Jubilee.

Tunisia's Toll

Readers who enjoyed Bryn Evans' article With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45 will be interested to know that Bryn has penned a second article on the East Surrey Regiment during the Second World War, this time focusing on the Tunisian campaign in April and May 1943. Click here to read the article...


Charity Spotlight

This month's charity spotlight features the work of a relatively new charity, Hounds for Heroes, who provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services.

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Also available on Warfare

An interview with military historian Paul Reed discussing his consultancy role on the BBC documentary series Dig WW2 and what went on behind the scenes, a look at the work of the group Waterloo200 by Gemma Bagshaw and the upcoming 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, plus their efforts to introduce the Napoleonic Wars into schools, and a report by In Memoriam 2014 project officer Annette Gaykema, about the recent excavations in the Somme village of La Boisselle.


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