The Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived in time to change the course of the air war during the Spanish Civil War and continually improved to become a top-notch German fighter during World War II. (Illustration by Adam Tooby. From "Air Vanguard No. 18 Messerschmitt Bf 109 A–D Series," by Robert Jackson © Osprey Publishing, Ltd.)

Messerschmitt Bf 109D-1

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived in time to change the course of the air war during the Spanish Civil War

Book Review: Charles M. Russell

Author and art collector Larry Len Peterson explores the life of Charlie Russell through photos of the iconic Western painter and sculptor
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‘Unless we progress, we regress’

Eisenhower scholars have spent much of the past two decades correcting the record of his presidency, distorted by biased historians and antagonistic pundits. Ike’s legacy in civil rights is still the...

Déjà Vu: Ike’s Middle East Gambit

The United States is trying to make a deal with Iran, by which that country would guarantee to keep its nuclear program peaceful. After winding down the war in Iraq, American troops are back in that country to...
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Join in this open, multi-faceted forum, sponsored by Military History magazine, to discuss the contention Spanish Civil War, 1936-39.
The Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go ("third issue") light tank, with upscaled armament and better speed than its predecessors, saw World War II service in Manchuria and the Pacific. (Image from New Vanguard No. 137 Japanese Tanks 1939–1945, by Steven J. Zaloga, © Osprey Publishing Ltd.; illustration by Peter Bull)

Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank

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.
Lawrence of Arabia is certainly one of the more memorable epics to deal with World War I, but filmmakers through the decades have deftly covered most theaters of combat and aspects of the war. (All posters courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas)

‘Great War’ Films

Over the past century filmmakers have sought to capture the horror, heroism and dark humor of that first global war
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July 2015 Readers’ Letters

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

A Capitol Offense

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

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

Author Brian Dippie

Canadian author Brian Dippie sure knows his Western artists, with books on Frederic Remington, Charlie Russell and George Catlin