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Military History | Published: May 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm
Join in this open, multi-faceted forum, sponsored by Military History magazine, to discuss the contention Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.

Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank

Jon Guttman | Published: April 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm
The Japanese Ha-Go held its own early in World War II, though by war's end it would yield the field to stouter Allied tanks.

Book Review: A Box of Sand, by Charles Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm
Charles Stephenson's book A Box of Sand looks at the relatively overlooked 1911 Italo-Turkish War, its implications for the then-brewing global war and its present-day reverberations.

Book Review: Marshal Joffre, by André Bourachot

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm
French army historian and former engineer André Bourachot assesses the World War I performance of Joseph Joffre, chief of the French General Staff.

Book Review: Secret Warriors, by Taylor Downing

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm
In Secret Warriors, author Taylor Downing relates the military advances that originated out of Britain during World War I.

'Great War' Films

Richard Farmer | Published: April 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Over the past century filmmakers have sought to capture the horror, heroism and dark humor of that first global war

Military History - July 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: April 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm
Readers' letters in the July 2015 issue of Military History sound off about the 1918–20 Allied intervention in Russia and the 1982 Falklands War.

'Nazi Attack on America' Coming to PBS

Gerald D. Swick | Published: April 29, 2015 at 6:01 am
'Nazi Attack on America,' a compelling new NOVA/National Geographic special, tells the story of U-166, the only enemy sub sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during WWII.

A Capitol Offense

Peter Carlson | Published: March 30, 2015 at 11:36 am
Congress enacted Prohibition but lawmakers didn’t go dry, thanks to bootlegger George Cassiday—the “Man in the Green Hat”—who set up shop on Capitol Hill

May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe

Andrew Carroll | Published: March 30, 2015 at 11:35 am
Seventy years ago, the Allies celebrated V-E Day, closing the Western theater of World War II. Here in their own words, two Americans take stock of what happened

Interview With Author Brian Dippie

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin

Robb Kendrick - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Texas photographer Robb Kendrick turns back the clock to capture today’s cowboys in tintypes

Military History Reader Poll - May 2015

Published: February 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm
The Allied intervention in Russia precipitated the Cold War, while the Falklands War brought down an Argentine junta. Can you name other conflicts with unintended consequences?…

First Shots of the Cold War

Anthony Brandt | Published: February 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm
In 1918 Woodrow Wilson committed to an Allied intervention in a reeling Russia and stumbled into a brewing Cold War

FV101 Scorpion: Keeping the Light Tank Relevant

Jon Guttman | Published: February 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm
The versatile British FV101 Scorpion tracked reconnaissance vehicle and its variants have been in use on battlefields worldwide since 1972.

Book Review: Judy, by Damien Lewis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Judy, by Damien Lewis, relates the surprising story of a pointer that served as a mascot on the Royal Navy gunboats Gnat and Grasshopper during World War II in the Far East.
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