In case anyone is interested and hasn't seen this magazine.
I got the first issue of this new quarterly magazine - from the publisher of 'The Armourer' - back in June. I was impressed by the depth and breadth of the articles - none of your one or two page re-hashes of well-worn subjects. I was also struck by the calibre of the feature authors.
Edit: I missed the bloody obvious bit: the magazine is about German military history in WW1 and WW2!
Issue two is out now and the quality has been maintained.
This issue includes (I have nabbed this from the publisher's website and added details of the author of each piece):
Introduction by Lord Ashfield
Above The Trenches
The diary of a First World War German fighter pilot - Josef Kister - published for the first time and brought to life through a series of stunning photographs which have not previously seen the light of day. Also, colour profiles, and an article about interpreting camouflage from black and white images.
At look at bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944 and examination of one of the key players behind the assassination attempt, Claus von Stauffenberg. Author: Giles MacDonogh.
Ghosts of The Fleet
A leading marine archaeologist takes us on a journey of discovery to look at the scuttled High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow, along with other maritime wrecks of the Great War and including remarkable underwater photos and scans of the wrecks. Author: Dr Innes McCartney.
A fascinating examination of urban combat, one of the main elements of combat during the Second World War for the German Wehrmacht. Author: Dr Adrian Wettstein.
The Iron Cross team visit a recently restored Jagdpanther tank, and get up close and personal with the beast and tell the story of its history, discovery and restoration. Author - Mike Gibb, Director, The Weald Foundation.
Dissolution of the Luftwaffe
How the Luftwaffe, including its equipment and personnel, were dealt with by the Allies at the end of the Second World War in Europe. Author: Andy Saunders
In our regular series on armaments, we take a close inspection of the feared First World War weapon, the Minenwerfer. Author: Christoph Hopfer.
Flying the Albatros
A pilot and engineer of a reconstructed Albatros DVa fighter of the Imperial German Air Service tells what it is like to fly - and comes up with some surprising detail!
And an article about WW1 German identity discs; letters pages; book reviews; an article by Dr Roman Toppel on the 1941 Battle of Dubno; an article again by Dr Toppel on the apparent lottery regarding how the Knight's Cross was awarded; a short article about in a regular series about unit emblems, featuring KG55 'Greif'. A regular feature about unusual items of kit, etc. The Knight's Cross article is ten pages long, to give you an idea of the length of articles.
The magazine is 130 pages long and issue one lasted me the quarter. The magazine is £8.99.