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As for the August 2015 issue, here's the full list of articles featured:

On the cover:

HISTORIC FEATURE: Monarchs at War: symbolic figureheads of a nation in peril, or something more?

TOURING THE ARCHIVES: A quick chat with Carolyn Ewing at the History Centre, Culture Coventry

GENEALOGICAL BOOT CAMP: A close look at finding your often elusive Merchant Navy ancestors

TREASURES FROM OUR ARCHIVE: Highlights from ‘Deeds that thrilled the Empire’

Your research:

ASK THE EXPERTS: Solutions to your genealogy queries

HERO IN YOUR FAMILY: More tales of life in the military from your ancestors during the World Wars


FIVE MINUTE TUTORIAL: RAF Squadron Codes: how they can help your military genealogy research

MEET THE EXPERTS: Dominic Hayhoe, the CEO of Clever Digit Media and force behind Forces War Records

EXTRACT FROM OUR ARCHIVE: HMS Hero’s Gunnery Officer takes us through the Second Battle of Narvik, 1940

ANORAK’S CORNER: A quiz to celebrate the birth of the Tank Corps and an infographic on the Merchant Navy’s losses during the World Wars

Happening now: 

FROM THE DESPATCHES: Our Territorial Forces Nursing Service Medal Rolls go live, plus a run down of the War and Peace Revival Show

100 YEARS OF REMEMBRANCE: Important dates and events from August 1915

WHAT’S ON GUIDE: What’s occurring in the wider genealogy world and exciting events planned for the coming month

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