Military History – November 2011 – Table of Contents

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Cover Story
10 Great POW Escapes
By Stephan Wilkinson
Capture is an occupational hazard for soldiers, and escape is a prisoner of war’s duty—and some pull it off in spectacular style

Tripoli Pirates Foiled
By Anthony Brandt
When corsairs demanded gold, Thomas Jefferson sent warships

Portfolio: The German War Machine
A little-known trove of images offers a fresh look at Kaiser Wilhelm’s military forces

In the Cause of Human Freedom
By David T. Zabecki
Tadeusz Kosciuszko fought for liberty in Poland and America

Pancho Villa’s War (Movie)
By Allen Barra
In 1914 a young American director went to Mexico to film a revolution

Hannibal’s Big Mistake
By Richard A. Gabriel
The Carthaginian bested Rome’s armies—and still lost the war

 

On the cover: Bud Ekins, stunt double for Steve McQueen, jumps a fence by motorcycle in the 1963 film The Great Escape. (The Everett Collection)

 

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters
A Memory of George Marshall

News
Unearthing Acre, Restoring Nelson’s HMS Victory

Interview
Douglas Waller: The OSS and "Wild Bill" Donovan

What We Learned…
By Eric Ethier
from the Battle of Veracruz

Valor
By Chuck Lyons
Arthur Aaron: Hero at the Controls

Decisions
By Edward G. Lengel
Hitler’s Halt Order

 

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Stahlhelm Model 1916

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
Exocet Antiship Missile

Letter from Military History

Reviews

Hallowed Ground
By Jim Lacey
Bosworth Field, England

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
By Rick Meyerowitz
The Polish Carouselvalry

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Second Punic War: Hannibal’s war in Italy

Mexican Revolution: Villa vs. Obregon at Celaya

USS Constitution: Legendary survivor of the Barbary Wars

MacArthur’s History Project: Judging the postwar records

 

 

One Response

  1. Renaldo Browne

    Very good article on Navy Lt (jg) Deiter Dengler.

    Only a couple of corrections. Lt Duane Martin was an Air Force Rescue Pilot, his remains have never been recovered.

    Lt Dengler escaped from the Lation POW Camp of Hoi Het.

    He was rescued on 20 July 1966, and brought back to the large Naval Facility, known as Marble Martin.

    I was the radio operator who received the initial call when Lt Dengler was first spotted. I got off at noon, but found out later that evening, that he had escaped from Laos.

    I never found out who he was, until 1997, when I read about his documentary “Little Deiter needs to Fly”

    I’ve also read his book “Escape from Laos”, and seen the movie “Rescue Dawn”.

    I did talk to him via phone in 1997.

    Eventually, I will to pay my respects to Lt Dengler, and also Captain Duane Martin.

    I do have a short article I would like to submit.

    Renaldo Browne, TSgt, USAF (Retired)

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