Military History – January 2013 – Table of Contents

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FEATURES

Cover Story
Facing the Tigers
By Ludwig Heinrich Dyck
In 1944 the Allies sought to outflank German-held Caen and break out from the Normandy hedgerows. They ran into a wall of Nazi armor at Hill 112

Society of the Cincinnati
By Thomas B. Allen
Fraternity of revolutionary officers or monarchist conspiracy?

Japan’s First Big Surprise
By Robert M. Citino
Tokyo debuted its modern military decades before World War II

Portfolio: Japan Ridicules Russia
As the Russo-Japanese War raged, Japanese artists provoked laughter on the home front

Bloodlands: Adrianople
By Richard A. Gabriel
A chokepoint between the East and West for two millennia

A True Warrior-King
By Dennis Showalter
Gustavus II Adolphus literally put Sweden on the European map

On the cover: A 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion Tiger tank rolls into action against Allied forces around Caen, France, in June 1944. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-738-0267-18, Photo: Arthur Grimm)

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters
Jamestown Rediscovery, Chippawa Lessons

News
Constitution Makes Sail, Search for the Lost Maryland 400

Valor
By Chuck Lyons
Hanging by a Thread

Interview
Doug Sterner: Guardian of Valor

What We Learned…
By Mark Grimsley
From the Battle of Shiloh

Decisions
By Edward G. Lengel
Edward III at Crécy

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Mark I Trench Knife

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
Nebelwerfer

Letter From Military History

Reviews

War Games

General Disorder
By Rick Meyerowitz
James Ledlie and the Battle of the Crater

ONLINE EXTRAS

Military History Reader Poll:

Could the Allies have broken out of Caen sooner had they had more Sherman Fireflies? Could the Germans have held out with more Tigers?

PLUS

Jack London: Russo-Japanese War correspondent

Normandy’s Hedgerows: Battling Rommel’s Panzers

Thirty Years’ War: Gustavus II Adolphus at Breitenfeld

Fredendall’s Art of War: Was he to blame for Kasserine?

 

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