Published: July 02, 2014 at 5:37 pm
From its origin as an Islamic political and religious tool, jihad has morphed into all-out war against non-Muslims
Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Readers' letters in the September 2014 issue of Military History sound off about some of history's worst weapons, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Lewis machine gun, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, Irish rebel leader Michael Collins and history's most embattled cities.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Warfare is often predicated on unwavering belief in the spiritual or political righteousness of one's individual cause.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Introduced at the turn of the 20th century, the improved Short Magazine Lee-Enfield served as British soldiers standard long arm through both world wars.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Drawing on a newly discovered cache of period dispatches, Sam Willis looks anew on the turn-of-the-19th-century clashes that ushered in the "veritable golden age of British naval success."
Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:16 pm
In this very personal history Martin Goldsmith retraces the ultimately futile flight of his grandfather, his uncle and their fellow European Jews from the far-reaching grasp of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:39 pm
The late German Corporal Erwin Bartmann's memoir of service with one of the initial units of the wartime Waffen-SS offers an instructive glimpse into the heart of the Nazi war machine.
Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Through "literary forensics" Andrew Young seeks to re-create Ptolemy's lost history of Alexander the Great, an ultimately impossible task.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Nick Mueller spirited the National WWII Museum from its 1990 conception to its 2000 opening, then through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now into its current multimillion-dollar expansion campaign.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm
The oldest steel warship still afloat, USS Olympia embodies the United States' historic transition into a global seapower.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Readers' letters in the July 2014 issue of Military History sound off about the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force, some of history's worst weapons, Saxon rebel Hereward the Wake, the location of Wales on a map of Europe and Irish rebel Michael Collins.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Reissued in paperback for the 70th anniversary of the Normany Invasion, Charles Messenger's D-Day Atlas is the authoritative summary of all things related to the operation, with succinct text, ample photos and comprehensive maps.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Historian Nick Lloyd reexamines the closing days of World War I, examining the root causes of the shift in the Allies' favor.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm
This dual biography by Thomas Harding profiles Rudolf Höss, the wartime Kommandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, and Hanns Alexander, the Jewish leader of the British intelligence unit tasked with tracking down Nazis, including Hoss.
Published: April 30, 2014 at 11:41 am
After his stinging first defeat on French soil, the emperor struck back at the invading allies in a last-ditch campaign