Military History – November 2012 – Table of Contents

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FEATURES

Cover Story
A World of Hurt
By William H. McMichael
Unexploded ordnance, in the form of land mines and other munitions, covers much of the inhabited world, maiming and killing innocents long past war’s end

League of Gentlemen
By John A. Lynn
In another era officers showed regard for one another—friend or foe

Patrick Chauvel: An Eye for War
An interview with the French combat photographer

Secretary Who?
By Joseph F. Callo
The unheralded William Jones ably steered the U.S. Navy in 1812

Meet the Freikorps
By Robert M. Citino
These militias quelled revolt but stirred hate in interwar Germany

Bloodlands: Tunis
By Richard A. Gabriel
The ancient Mediterranean trading hub and den of piracy

On the cover: An Iraqi boy carries off a defused 155mm shell during a 2003 UXO cleanup operation in Baghdad. (Faleh Kheiber/Reuters)

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters
The Illusion of Controllable War, 1812 Privateers

News
Memphis Belle Restoration, Navy Recalls Midway

Valor
By Chuck Lyons
The Renegade Flyboys

What We Learned…
By Ron Soodalter
From Chippawa (1814)

Decisions
By Edward G. Lengel
Landing at Inchon, 1950

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Billhook

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
12-Pounder Napoléon

Letter From Military History

Reviews

Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
Hartmannswillerkopf, France

War Games

General Disorder
By Rick Meyerowitz
Hermann Göring

ONLINE EXTRAS

Military History Reader Poll:

Can the United Nations successfully enforce a worldwide ban on the use of land mines and cluster munitions? Should it?

PLUS

American Proconsul: MacArthur in postwar Japan

World War I: Germany’s pursuit of total victory

War of 1812: U.S. privateers swarmed the British

Tunisia: The World War II raid on Rommel’s railroad

 

One Response

  1. George Zahaczewsky

    Dear Sirs,

    I have been working in the EOD/demining field as both a military officer and defense contractor for 40 years. I found the article by William McMichael both informative and somewhat surprising, specifically regarding his comments that the landmine problem is actually increasing in spite of the time, money and efforts that have gone into solving the problem over the past 20 years. One of the disconcerting things about McMichael’s article is the lack of references. The following comment on page 32, in particular, deserves some attribution: In 2011, UNMAS…. “helped coordinate the funding of 238 clearance projects in 29 countries at an estimated cost of $498 million.” I have checked with my contacts at the UN, and no one can corroborate the above information. can your staff provide a source for the comment? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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