Table of Contents – February 2008 – Military History

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Joan of Arc
By Kelly DeVries
In 1429 a 17-year-old peasant girl led the French, in the name of God, to long-awaited victories over an English occupation force.

America’s Instant Fleet
By Stephan Wilkinson
During World War II, shipyards turned out 2,751 Liberty ships.

Portfolio: The Past Recaptured
Photographs of uniformed Grande Armée veterans—37 years after Napoléon’s death.

Zama: Turning Point in the Desert
By Richard A. Gabriel
Scipio and Hannibal face off at the 202 bc Battle of Zama.

Sensitivity Training for Generals?
By James Lacey
A move toward kinder, gentler generals doesn’t square with history.

Paths to Glory: Medal of Honor Winners Smedley Butler and Dan Daly
By David T. Zabecki
The lives of decorated U.S. Marines Smedley Butler and Dan Daly.




Thomas Holland: Bringing MIAs home

What We Learned…
from the Hydaspes River
from the Hydaspes River

I Came. I Saw. I Spun

Power Tool/Hand Tool
Greek aspis / Hertz horn naval mine

Letter From Military History


Hallowed Ground
Horseshoe Bend, Alabama

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
Boiling Stew à la King


Rome’s Craftiest General: Scipio Africanus

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Aspern-Essling

Hundred Years’ War: Joan of Arc and the Siege of Orléans


Was Joan of Arc’s brief but significant run of success due to her own intuitive genius or the martial talents of her soldiers?

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