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Military History

Land, naval & air warfare from ancient times to the late 20th century. Military History is the nation’s oldest and most popular magazine devoted to the history of warfare. Each issue contains incisive accounts from top writers and historians who take a fresh look at the commanders, campaigns, battles, and weapons that made history.

Military History


Military History | Published: May 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm
Join in this open, multi-faceted forum, sponsored by Military History magazine, to discuss the contention Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.

Interview With General James Mattis

Published: April 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm
General James Mattis insists that a rigorous study of military history and shared knowledge from combat are equally essential elements of military training.

Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank

Jon Guttman | Published: April 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm
The Japanese Ha-Go held its own early in World War II, though by war's end it would yield the field to stouter Allied tanks.

Book Review: Darius in the Shadow of Alexander, by Pierre Briant

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm
Pierre Briant reads between the lines of ancient Greco-Roman sources to reconstruct a narrative of Darius III, the oft-overshadowed king of Persia during the reign of Alexander the Great.

Book Review: A Box of Sand, by Charles Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm
Charles Stephenson's book A Box of Sand looks at the relatively overlooked 1911 Italo-Turkish War, its implications for the then-brewing global war and its present-day reverberations.

Book Review: Marshal Joffre, by André Bourachot

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm
French army historian and former engineer André Bourachot assesses the World War I performance of Joseph Joffre, chief of the French General Staff.

Book Review: Secret Warriors, by Taylor Downing

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm
In Secret Warriors, author Taylor Downing relates the military advances that originated out of Britain during World War I.

'Great War' Films

Richard Farmer | Published: April 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Over the past century filmmakers have sought to capture the horror, heroism and dark humor of that first global war

Military History - July 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: April 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm
Readers' letters in the July 2015 issue of Military History sound off about the 1918–20 Allied intervention in Russia and the 1982 Falklands War.

Letter From Military History - July 2015

Stephen Harding | Published: April 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Nations that revel in the conduct of war for its own sake seldom survive.

First Shots of the Cold War

Anthony Brandt | Published: February 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm
In 1918 Woodrow Wilson committed to an Allied intervention in a reeling Russia and stumbled into a brewing Cold War

FV101 Scorpion: Keeping the Light Tank Relevant

Jon Guttman | Published: February 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm
The versatile British FV101 Scorpion tracked reconnaissance vehicle and its variants have been in use on battlefields worldwide since 1972.

Interview With Civil War Historian James McPherson

Published: February 25, 2015 at 4:13 pm
As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, historian James McPherson urges Americans to retain the lessons from that nation-shaping conflict.

Book Review: Agincourt, by Stephen Cooper

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm
Stephen Cooper looks at the 1415 Battle of Agincourt and its key players to mark the 600th anniversary of the pivotal English-French clash.

Book Review: Judy, by Damien Lewis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Judy, by Damien Lewis, relates the surprising story of a pointer that served as a mascot on the Royal Navy gunboats Gnat and Grasshopper during World War II in the Far East.

Book Review: Obedient Unto Death, by Werner Kindler

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm
Obedient Unto Death is Werner Kindler's detailed, often harrowing account of armored operations of the elite German Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler during World War II.
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