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Letter From Military History - November 2013

Michael W. Robbins | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:39 pm
The starting guns of war may sound out clearly, but the causes that lead to combat are often more complicated and random.

Book Review: Armor and Blood, by Dennis E. Showalter

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:28 pm
In Armor and Blood longtime Military History contributor Dennis Showalter takes in the full scope of the massive World War II tank clash on the Kursk salient.

Book Review: Death in the Baltic, by Cathryn J. Prince

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Cathryn Prince recounts the wartime loss of the Nazi passenger liner Wilhelm Gustloff, with history's greatest loss of life in a single ship sinking, in Death in the Baltic.

Book Review: A Generous and Merciful Enemy, by Daniel Krebs

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:08 pm
In A Generous and Merciful Enemy historian Daniel Krebs looks at the important cultural and economic role German prisoners of war played during and particularly after the American Revolution.

DVD Review: The World at War, by Fremantle Home Entertainment

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Fremantle has issued a remastered, re-released version of the popular BBC series The World at War.

Interview With War of 1812 Author Steve Vogel

Published: July 03, 2013 at 5:24 pm
In his new book Through the Perilous Fight, author Steve Vogel looks at the six weeks in 1814 that proved critical in the United States' follow-up war with Britain.

Book Review: Bunker Hill, by Nathaniel Philbrick

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Nathaniel Philbrick explores the pivotal Battle of Bunker Hill and how Bostonians set the tone for the remainder of the American Revolution.

Book Review: Monte Cassino, by Peter Caddick-Adams

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 3:58 pm
In Monte Cassino, Peter Caddick-Adams explores the strategy, tactics and outcome of the four-month slog for the Italian town and monastery during World War II.

Book Review: The Plantagenets, by Dan Jones

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 3:22 pm
In his new book The Plantagenets, Dan Jones relates the turbulent history of the medieval house that ruled England and much of France for more than 250 years.

Why Rome Fell

Richard A. Gabriel | 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

Letter From Military History - September 2013

Michael W. Robbins | 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.

Zeiss Scherenfernrohr: Ears Like a Donkey—Eyes Like a Hawk

Jon Guttman | 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.

Webley & Scott Mk VI Revolver: The British Officer’s Man-Stopper of Choice

Jon Guttman | 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.

Military History - September 2013 - Letters From Readers

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.

Elco PT Boat: 80 Feet of Wood and Weaponry

Jon Guttman | 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.

Studebaker Wagon: The Studie That Served on the Front Lines

Jon Guttman | 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.
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