Table of Contents – April 2008 – Military History

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Cover Story
Churchill Takes Charge [online]
By Williamson Murray
In the summer of 1940, it took just eight weeks for Britain’s new prime minister to set the Allies on the road to victory

Sniper: America’s Army of One
By Geoffrey Norman
Since the Revolution, U.S. snipers have made a tactical difference

The Dreyfus Nightmare
By Douglas Porch
Alfred Dreyfus’ 1890s military trials for treason fractured France

Crushed on the Horns of Hattin
By James Lacey
In 1187 Saladin’s Muslim armies drove the Crusaders from the East

Portfolio: The Cat in the Helmet
During World War II, humorist Dr. Seuss skewered isolationists, Nazis and appeasers

Can We Trust the Ancient Texts?
By Richard A. Gabriel
Sources for ancient military history amount to a handful of texts

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters

Letter From the Editor

News

Interview: Paul Cartledge:
East Vs. West At Thermopylae

WHAT WE LEARNED…
from Cynoscephalae

VALOR
Showdown at Chau Doc

 

 

HAND TOOL
Mail

POWER TOOL
T-34/76 tank

REVIEWS

HALLOWED GROUND
Bastogne, Belgium

WAR GAMES

WEAPONS WE’RE GLAD THEY NEVER BUILT
Capo Ferro’s Comic Commandos

ONLINE EXTRAS

Discussion: “Can combining accounts from opposing sides of an ancient battle (e.g., Egyptian and Hittite records from the Battle of Kadesh) provide a more accurate picture?” Link

World War II: Winston Churchill’s Vision of Victory
The British prime minister’s deft handling of the ship of state ensured that the Allies endured the darkest moments of World War II and were ready for victory when it finally came.

Third Crusade: Siege of Acre
A magnet for centuries to competing armies, Acre at last would be leveled-but not before it would house both warring Christians and Muslims.

Battle of Kadesh
Emulating Thutmose III, young Ramses II led his Egyptian host deep into Syria — blissfully ignorant that he was doing exactly what Hittite King Muwutallis wanted him to do.

 

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