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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived in time to change the course of the air war during the Spanish Civil War and continually improved to become a top-notch German fighter during World War II. (Illustration by Adam Tooby. From "Air Vanguard No. 18 Messerschmitt Bf 109 A–D Series," by Robert Jackson © Osprey Publishing, Ltd.)

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived in time to change the course of the air war during the Spanish Civil War

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September 2015 – Letters From Readers

Readers' letters in the September 2015 issue of Military History sound off about the Paris Gun, World War I films, the American Civil War and the sometime necessity of war

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Book Review: Glorious Victory

War of 1812 scholar Donald R. Hickey profiles the ever-colorful future president Andrew Jackson on the bicentennial of his "glorious victory" over the British at New Orleans