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Military History - July 2014 - Table of Contents

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Cover Story
The Poets of Hell
By Anthony Brandt
A few young, literary Englishmen described the realities of trench warfare, not as effete observers but as participants, suffering alongside their countrymen in the Great War

Rush to Disaster
By Ron Soodalter
In Korea, Task Force Smith became a lesson in military hubris

Napoléon's Six Days
By James W. Shosenberg
The retreating emperor turned defeat into victory—almost

Bankrolling the French
By Peter Moreira
How Treasury's Henry Morgenthau Jr. helped France buy an air force

Art From the Trenches
World War I troops on both sides of the front transformed the detritus of war into art

Treachery in Tripoli
By Richard Tada
Christians were fighting Christians when Muslims came calling

On the cover: In a scene filmed behind the lines for the 1916 British propaganda film The Battle of the Somme, soldiers rush the wire. (Geoffrey H. Malins/Imperial War Museums, Q 70169)


'Mighty Eighth' Air Force, Worst Weapons

D-Day 70th, USS Olympia

Weider Reader
Excerpts From Our Sister Publications

Nick Mueller: D-Day and Beyond

By Chuck Lyons
The Highest Order

What We Learned
By Joseph F. Callo
From Manila Bay, 1898

By Jon Guttman
USS Olympia

Letter From Military History


Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
Warsaw Ghetto, Poland

War Games

War's Unexpected Images

Aside from Napoléon Bonaparte's six days of glory in 1814,
when else in military history has a moment of brilliant tactical victory
proven a mere postponement of ultimate defeat?


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