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Webley & Scott Mk VI Revolver: The British Officer’s Man-Stopper of Choice

Jon Guttman | Published: July 03, 2013 at 12:14 pm
The Webley & Scott Mk VI top-break revolver was a versatile weapon, designed with trench warfare in mind, that remained popular with British officers through World War II.

Military History - September 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: July 03, 2013 at 11:52 am
Readers' letters in the September 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the 1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the 1983 invasion of Grenada, military camouflage and wartime surgery.

The First: Solar-Powered Business

Christine Kreiser | Published: May 14, 2013 at 10:07 am
Popular Science (left) featured Aubrey Eneas' massive solar reflector on its cover in 1934, more than 30 years after it awed visitors at the Cawston Ostrich Farm (right). Edwin Cawston's ostrich farm in South Pasadena, Calif., was a bona fide …

Elco PT Boat: 80 Feet of Wood and Weaponry

Jon Guttman | Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Of the nearly 400 fast, light and heavily armed patrol boats Elco made for the U.S. Navy during World War II, a few achieved notoriety and one survives today as a museum ship.

Studebaker Wagon: The Studie That Served on the Front Lines

Jon Guttman | Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:15 pm
By 1867 the Studebaker brothers had provided the U.S. Army with 6,000 vehicles, including supply wagons, gun caissons and ambulances.

Book Review: Invisible Armies, by Max Boot

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Invisible Armies, by author-historian Max Boot, is an authoritative and superbly written examination of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and its close cousin, terrorism.

Book Review: The Zimmermann Telegram, by Thomas Boghardt

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:38 pm
In his new book historian Thomas Boghardt examines just what impact the Zimmerman Telegram had on America's decision to formally enter into World War I.

Book Review: Napalm, by Robert M. Neer

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:37 pm
In Napalm: An American History, author Robert Neer describes how this World War II invention came to be regarded as archetype of inhumane weapons.

Military History - July 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: May 01, 2013 at 11:48 am
Readers' letters in the July 2013 issue of Military History sound off about camouflage and a 'Chia Tank,' the Chosin Reservoir, Lithuania's Forest Brothers, the Davy Crockett atomic cannon and Sir Francis Drake.

What To See and Do in Vicksburg

Donald Barnhart | Published: April 09, 2013 at 3:59 pm
The Mississippi state capital of Jackson offers a number of intriguing Civil War sites worth visiting on any tour of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg National Military Park. Jackson is 45 miles east of Vicksburg, connected by Interstate 20. Governor's Mansion…

Wild West - June 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: March 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm
In the June issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about the history of Wild West magazine, old-time baseball in Colorado, the dragoon period of the American West and prolific Western author James D. Horan.

Letter From Wild West - June 2013

Gregory Lalire | Published: March 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Our 25th Anniversary! Wild West has been informing and entertaining readers with true tales and images of the Old West since June 1988.

Kim Wiggins - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Native New Mexican artist Kim Wiggins offers a unique take on the oft-depicted 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Colorado’s Landmark Hotels, by Linda R. Wommack

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Author Linda Wommack profiles 30 of Colorado's classic landmark hotels, 22 of which opened their doors in the 19th century.

Touring the Erie Canal

Gene Santoro | Published: March 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm
The Erie Canal Historical Corridor offers visitors a wealth of historic sites, beautiful scenery, unique shops and excellent restaurants.

Letters - America's Civil War May 2013

Published: March 05, 2013 at 11:15 am
 Clear and concise I've always liked America's Civil War, but the March issue was great and particularly easy to understand. I am not a military person, nor am I well versed in mapmaking. I am often confounded by descriptions …
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