Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Readers' letters in the January 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, the 1814 Battle of Chippawa and the post-World War II conflict in the Balkans.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 12:30 pm
"History is written by the victors" remains among the hoariest aphorisms of military history, especially in the age of open digital archives.
Published: September 07, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Patrick Chauvel has spent decades photographing war, from the 1967 Six-Day War to the recent conflict in Libya.
Published: September 07, 2012 at 2:34 pm
Versions of the reliable French-made 12-pounder Napoléon cannon saw use by both sides during the American Civil War.
Published: September 07, 2012 at 2:04 pm
The billhook enabled a foot soldier to unseat a passing knight, slash at him or punch a hole through his armor.
Published: September 07, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Football analogies may work well toward explaining traditional combat but not so much modern-day unconventional warfare.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Jorg Muth's Command Culture is a compelling analysis of officer training in the early 20th century German and American armies and the implications on the outcome of World War II.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 4:13 pm
The Long Road to Antietam, by Richard Slotkin, draws connections between the Union victory at that bloody 1862 battle and Lincoln's decision to free the slaves.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:51 pm
James Wright's Those Who Have Borne the Battle looks at the men and women who have served during America's wars, from the revolution to modern day, and how Americans at large have treated those warriors.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:39 pm
In Hitler's Spy Chief, Richard Bassett delivers a sympathetic profile of Wilhelm Canaris, a top-ranking German intelligence officer who dared defy Hitler.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Birds of Steel is a World War II flight combat simulation game with historically accurate planes that boast realistic controls.
Published: September 06, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Well-bred European military officers of the era often had more in common with enemies than they did with allies
Published: September 06, 2012 at 11:35 am
Readers' letters in the November 2012 issue of Military History sound off about the uncontrollable aspects of combat, American privateers in the War of 1812, military theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan and the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 7:27 pm
The Bofors L/60 was the mainstay weapon of anti-aircraft defense aboard U.S. Navy warships and remains in use worldwide.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 7:20 pm
The U.S. Army sought a weapon to counter human-wave assaults, such as those waged by Chinese soldiers against Americans in the Korean War. The Claymore fit the bill.
Published: July 05, 2012 at 7:04 pm
Boston University professor and retired U.S. Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich reassesses the efficacy of war in the 20th century.