With World War One anniversary commemorations still very much in the news, we have two special reports on the terrible conflict lined up in our June issue, which will be distributed to subscribers on May 22/23.
Many of the commemorations have homed in on the dreadful land battles.
But we look at the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, the greatest naval battle in the war. We’ve all heard about it – but how much do you actually know about the sea battle? And which of the great fleets triumphed?
There’s also a report on Lord Kitchener, so tragically lost at sea when HMS Hampshire struck a sea mine en route to Russia.
But we’ll be back on dry land in our July issue with a detailed look at the heroic exploits of the 36th Ulster Division and the Battle of the Somme.
But there’s plenty of lighter reading in our June issue, with an in-depth look at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, and the (Chinese) year of the Monkey, plus our regular look at moderns postcards, the auctions scene and so much more besides!