What happened to British war dead in the American Revolutionary War?
The mine that created the largest crater in the world had little effect strategic effect
What happened to Japanese POWs?
Historian Jon Guttman answers reader questions
Q. Why didn’t Germany have aircraft carriers in World War II? Tom DeBarber A. Nazi Germany was constantly changing its priorities. A carrier was, in fact, laid out in Kiel, a German...
What to do with captured guns?
Carlo D'Este, Patton's biographer, considers the mental health of the great general.
The Harley-Davidson joins the cavalry.
Was Prince Francis Eugene of Savoy and Carignan—a favorite of Napoleon's and Frederick the Great—"the General of Europe"?
Nowadays "Army of the Rebellion" is most commonly used to refer to the Confederates, but during the American Civil War the term was often applied to the Union forces as well.
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Q: Had the Allies captured Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini alive, they would certainly have been tried as war criminals. In Japan’s case, Emperor Hirohito was not. There is no possible way he did not...
The U.S. Legion of Merit was intended to recognize foreign military officers after World War II and may have been modeled on the French Legion of Honor awarded to so many American servicemen in World War I.
Military historian Robert Citino responds to an MHQ reader's query, ranking his top 10 German and Prussian military commanders from the Age of Frederick to 1945.
Instead of using Davout in the Waterloo campaign, Napoleon preferred to keep the Iron Marshal in the capital, fulfilling the three vital roles he was appointed to on April 30: minister of war, governor of Paris, and commander in chief of the national guard.
The leadership in Hanoi knew that the 1968 Tet Offensive would be a gamble but MHQ author James H. Willbanks outlines how the offensive achieved some stunning psychological successes, particularly in the opening phases.