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Table of Contents - April 2008 - Military History

Published: February 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm
Subscribe to Military History magazine today! FEATURES Cover Story Churchill Takes Charge [online] By Williamson Murray In the summer of 1940, it took just eight weeks for Britain's new prime minister to set the Allies on the road to victory…

Letters From Readers - April 2008 - Military History

Published: February 13, 2008 at 7:47 pm
Cuban Nightmare In his account of the Bay of Pigs fiasco [November] Grayston Lynch may have allowed his loathing of the Kennedy administration to cloud his judgment and recollection. First, there was no official recognition of Castro's "Soviet leanings" by …

Letter From Military History - April 2008

Published: February 13, 2008 at 7:43 pm
At the end of the 1954 film The Bridges at Toko-Ri, based on James Michener's novel about combat in Korea, two downed American fliers are trapped in a ditch and killed by Communist soldiers, and the narrator poses an …

Table of Contents - February 2008 - Military History

Published: December 26, 2007 at 3:45 pm
Subscribe to Military History magazine today! FEATURES Joan of Arc By Kelly DeVries In 1429 a 17-year-old peasant girl led the French, in the name of God, to long-awaited victories over an English occupation force. America's Instant Fleet By Stephan …

Letters From Readers - February 2008 - Military History

Published: December 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm
The Irrepressible Chuck Yeager [Re. "The Coldest Winter," by David Halberstam, November:] My dad, Harry B. Howell Jr., was a U.S. Air Force captain when he came home from Korea. He was with the 159th Fighter/Bomber Squadron in Seoul. My …

Letter From Military History - February 2008

Published: December 26, 2007 at 3:42 pm
The Right Question Detective stories have an evergreen popularity that precedes any star power of their protagonists or the suspenseful twists and turns of an ingenious plot. Much of the attraction lies in the illusion that we are witnessing the …

Table of Contents - December 2007 - Military History

Published: November 16, 2007 at 11:45 am
Subscribe toMilitary Historymagazine today! FEATURES Berlin Airlift By Stephan Wilkinson Photos by David Douglas Dunca In early 1948, Soviet troops blockaded land routes to Berlin, spurring the greatest airborne relief operation in history. The Roman Navy: Master's of …

Letters From Readers - December 2007 - Military History

Published: November 16, 2007 at 11:43 am
Children at War? Not Surpsing In "Children at War" [September], P.W. Singer described the military training of youngsters like the Hitler Jugend by governments. When I was stationed in the North-West Frontier province of Pakistan with the Pakistan army Special …

Letter From Military History - December 2007

Published: November 16, 2007 at 11:30 am
War and Memory Paul Fussell, the distinguished literary critic, historian and combat veteran (as an infantry lieutenant he fought and was wounded in France in 1945) recently commented on some of the most affecting episodes in The War, Ken Burns' …

Table of Contents - November 2007 - Military History

Published: October 16, 2007 at 4:07 pm
Subscribe toMilitary Historymagazine today! FEATURES The Coldest Winter By David HalberstamPhotos by David Douglas Dunca In January 1951, U.S.-led forces battled Chinese troops and the bitter Korean winds. Trajan's Last StandBy Richard Tada In 116 the …

Letter From Military History - November 2007

Published: October 16, 2007 at 4:00 pm
All Warfare Is Local When the late Massachusetts Congressman and Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill famously and shrewdly observed, "All politics is local," he meant that for all the big-picture action at the national level, what counts …

Table of Contents - October 2007 - Military History

Published: September 05, 2007 at 10:49 am
Subscribe toMilitary Historymagazine today! FEATURES Black Jack Pershing By Kevin Baker The epic career of John J. Pershing—from lieutenant to General of the Armies—mirrored the U.S. Army's rise to global power. Portfolio: An Army from Scratch Stereoscopic images …

Letter From Military History - October 2007

Published: September 05, 2007 at 10:47 am
Mysteries of Motive In a recently discovered unpublished account of one 18-year-old farm boy's service in the 5th Illinois Cavalry, he (we'll call him Harry) notes this farewell exchange with his stepmother: "As I left the house, my stepmother asked, …

Table of Contents - September 2007 - Military History

Published: July 30, 2007 at 10:30 am
Subscribe toMilitary Historymagazine today! FEATURES Battlefield BlundersBy Stephan WilkinsonIn the history of war, tactical missteps can separate conquering hero from blundering loser. Our "bottom five" span from Adwa to the Little Bighorn Portfolio: La Libération!Souvenir …

Letters From Readers - September 2007 - Military History

Published: July 30, 2007 at 10:25 am
Understanding the Costs of War [Re. the letter to the editor by William H. Bacharach, July/August:] Certainly there is no requirement to agree with any of the views expressed by Andrew J. Bacevich ("Dreams of Dominance Collide With Reality," Voice, …

Letter From Military History - September 2007

Published: July 30, 2007 at 10:23 am
The Decisive Moment Historians often adorn battle assessments with a tried-and-true array of adjectives, clichés that pass through our consciousness like neutrinos zipping through our body—making no mark, arousing no feeling, leaving no trace. We all know them: bitter, fierce, …
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