Military History – March 2011 – Table of Contents

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FEATURES

Cover Story
The Making of Rommel
By Dennis Showalter
How a 26-year-old German lieutenant, fighting at Caporetto in the Italian Alps in 1917, became the legendary Rommel

1812: Victory at Sea
By Joseph F. Callo
How the new U.S. Navy matched Britain’s best

How Resistant?
By Stephan Wilkinson
The facts and Hollywood fiction about the French Resistance

Portfolio: A Brush with War
Famous for knights and pirates, Howard Pyle also illustrated the Redcoats and Patriots of the American Revolution

Tragedy at Fismette, France, 1918
By Edward G. Lengel
Ordered by the French, fought by Americans—ultimately futile

Arsenal of Venice
By Roger Crowley
The Italians were first to launch a mass-production shipyard/armory—during the Renaissance

 

On the cover: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in 1941. (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz/Art Resource, New York; Colorization by John Roche/Slingshot Studio)

 

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters

News

Interview
By David T. Zabecki
Gary Sheffield: Rethinking World War I

What We Learned…
By William H. McMichael
from the Moro Rebellion

Valor
By Stephen Harding
William Seeley: Britain’s American Hero

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Socket Bayonet

 

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
Flammenwerfer

Letter from Military History

Reviews

Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
Hill 314, Mortain, France

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
By Rick Meyerowitz
Patton’s Mobile Six-Gun

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One Response

  1. Mario DeLosa

    The Arsenal of Venice by Roger Crowley was a great article, but it contained one glaring error, there is no “Ducal Palace” in Venice. The “doge was the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa.” However contrary to popular belief in some circles “doge” does not translate to duke; the Italian word for duke is “duca” and in any case, Venice was a republic not a duchy. Case in point, if you consult an Italian dictionary the definition of doge is “capo della repubblica, a Venezia e a Genova.” That literally translates to “chief of the republic of Venice and Genoa.” Inversely duca, the Italian word for duke, is defined as “titolo che nella gerarchia nobiliare precede quello di marchese e segue quello di principe.” The definition translates to “aristocratic title that precedes marquis but lower ranking than prince.” The Italian definitions come from “Dizionario Italiano: online il dizionario della lingua Italiana!” which can be found at the following address: http://www.dizionario-italiano.it/
    Regards,
    Mario De Losa

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