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MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History takes you on an exciting journey to the world's greatest battles and campaigns over the last 5,000 years, from ancient warfare through modern Iraq. Written by distinguished authors and historians who bring the world of history alive, the magazine covers in vivid detail the soldiers, leaders, tactics, and weapons throughout military history, and delivers it in an exquisitely illustrated, deluxe edition.


The Arab-Israeli War of 1973: Honor, Oil, and Blood

O'Brien Browne | Published: January 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm
One of the most violent clashes of modern times led to the Middle East's most enduring peace

The War List: Sound the Retreat!

Marc G. De Santis | Published: November 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm
Eight significant retreats, from ancient Greece to the modern era

MHQ Reviews: Notable Books, Winter 2014

Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm
Recommended reading from the editors of MHQ

Ask MHQ: No German Carriers?

Jon Guttmann | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Graf Zeppelin launch, 1938 (AKG-Images/Ullstein Bild) 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 shipbuilding …

Fighting Words: Prêt-à-Porter

Christine Ammer | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm
MHQ's lexicographer unpacks words for "the things they carried"

MHQ Reviews: Holiday Gift Books, Winter 2014

Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Handsome photography, fun facts, and compelling stories for the military history fans on your list

MHQ Reviews: Winter 2014

Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Reviews from MHQ, Winter 2014

Fiction: Fog of War in the Wilderness

Dennis McFarland | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
A new novel conjures the surreal and grisly Battle of the Wilderness

MHQ Reviews: A Call to Arms, by Maury Klein

Jim Lacey | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
A defense worker at a North American Aviation plant assembles an engine cowling for a B-25 medium bomber, October 1942. (Alfred T. Palmer/Office of War Information/Library of Congress)   A Call to Arms Mobilizing America for World War II By …

MHQ Reviews: Armor and Blood, by Dennis Showalter

Robert M. Citino | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Dennis Showalter's recent books recreates the origins of the great German offensive of 1943, Operation Citadel.

Gallery: Adapting to Chemical Weapons in World War I

Jon Guttman | Published: November 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm
German soldiers lay out lead pipes for releasing poison gas as the prelude to an assault on the Allied trench line in August 1917. The first chlorine gas attacks in April 1915 were spewed from canisters, but the vagaries of …

Gallery: USS Leviathan aka SS Vaterland

Published: November 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm
 (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command via Stephen Harding)   A drawing of the dazzle camouflage pattern devised for Leviathan, used for reference in painting up the actual vessel. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command via Stephen Harding)  …

Study Resources: World War I Centenary

Michael Neiberg | Published: November 02, 2013 at 10:32 am
Author and historian Michael Neiberg says that World War I is poorly understood and that "we must push for a fresh understanding of the war."   Neiberg recommends the following books: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, …

Dignity in Defeat: Mathew Brady's Photos of Robert E. Lee

Robert Wilson | Published: October 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Why Robert E. Lee sat for photographer Mathew Brady so soon after Appomattox

Echoes of War: MHQ 25th Anniversary

MHQ | Published: August 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm
Excerpts from MHQ's top writers; plus Max Boot, Eliot Cohen, Gary Gallagher, and other historians pick their favorite battles and generals.

WWI Planes: ‘Inventions of the Devil’

Max Hastings | Published: August 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm
The planes of the Great War terrified soldiers and civilians on the ground and changed combat forever.
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