Published: July 03, 2013 at 2:30 pm
The vast empire that reigned supreme for more than two millennia crumbled
in just a few short centuries
Published: July 03, 2013 at 1:33 pm
The postwar "blame game" is a simplistic way to form order out of chaos, but it ultimately leads to a distortion of the complicated, real-life history of what happened.
Published: July 03, 2013 at 12:28 pm
The 8- to 10-power Zeiss Scherenfernrohr prism binoculars enabled observers to track enemy movements without putting themselves in the direct line of fire.
Published: July 03, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The Webley & Scott Mk VI top-break revolver was a versatile weapon, designed with trench warfare in mind, that remained popular with British officers through World War II.
Published: July 03, 2013 at 11:52 am
Readers' letters in the September 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the 1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the 1983 invasion of Grenada, military camouflage and wartime surgery.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Of the nearly 400 fast, light and heavily armed patrol boats Elco made for the U.S. Navy during World War II, a few achieved notoriety and one survives today as a museum ship.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:15 pm
By 1867 the Studebaker brothers had provided the U.S. Army with 6,000 vehicles, including supply wagons, gun caissons and ambulances.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:05 pm
The young officer survived court-martial, a duel and the War of 1812 to become one of America’s greatest commanders
Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Invisible Armies, by author-historian Max Boot, is an authoritative and superbly written examination of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and its close cousin, terrorism.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:38 pm
In his new book historian Thomas Boghardt examines just what impact the Zimmerman Telegram had on America's decision to formally enter into World War I.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:37 pm
In Napalm: An American History, author Robert Neer describes how this World War II invention came to be regarded as archetype of inhumane weapons.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Parker's research links global climate change to widespread warfare in the 17th century. (Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW)In his big new book, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century, distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker addresses a very big subject: …
Published: May 01, 2013 at 11:48 am
Readers' letters in the July 2013 issue of Military History sound off about camouflage and a 'Chia Tank,' the Chosin Reservoir, Lithuania's Forest Brothers, the Davy Crockett atomic cannon and Sir Francis Drake.
Published: May 01, 2013 at 10:01 am
Military history is not just a chronicle of organized violence; it is also a history of the development of human organizations and the effects of ideas on human behavior.
Published: February 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The French 75 made its mark in 1914 at First Marne, then echoed around the world in various versions.
Published: February 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm
The sarissa formed the spines of the bristling Macedonian phalanx.