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Canadian Troops Sound Off About the Brits

Andrew Carroll | Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:32 am
Soldiers found their hosts across the pond difficult to share close quarters with.

Two Comprehensive Volumes on the Battle of Norway

Richard R. Muller | Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:31 am
The German Invasion of Norway April 1940 By Geirr H. Haarr. 474 pp. Naval Institute Press, 2009. $49.95. The Battle for Norway April-June 1940 By Geirr H. Haarr. 458 pp. Naval Institute Press, 2009. $52.95. In 1993, the very first …

Cry Havoc by Joseph Maiolo

Gene Santoro | Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:31 am
How the arms race drove the world to war.

Letter from MHQ Autumn 2010

William W. Horne | Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm
The Autumn 2010 issue of MHQ amply illustrates an axiom of war: Risk-taking and innovation can win battles, but derring-do unleavened by reflection can lead to disaster.

Creating Chaos: Lawrence of Arabia and the 1916 Arab Revolt

O'Brien Browne | Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm
The British-backed Arab Revolt in 1916—featuring the dashing guerrilla fighter Lawrence of Arabia—planted the seeds of modern conflicts in the Middle East.

MHQ Autumn 2010 Table of Contents

Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm
  Check newsstands on August 17, 2010, for the Autumn 2010 issue of MHQ! Subscribe to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History   today! FEATURES Creating Chaos by O'Brien Browne The British-backed Arab Revolt—featuring the dashing guerrilla fighter Lawrence …

Win This Game With More Than Bullets

Ryan Burke | Published: July 30, 2010 at 9:49 am
This new grand strategy game shows the might of ruling with economic savvy

The Spy Who Saved the Soviets

Stuart D. Goldman | Published: July 30, 2010 at 9:29 am
The seductive spy Richard Sorge, a German in Japan, paved Stalin's path to victory

What If Franklin D. Roosevelt Had Disliked Churchill?

Mark Grimsley | Published: June 01, 2010 at 12:30 pm
The wartime relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill is famous. Some have praised it as “the partnership that saved the west,” and even “a friendship that saved the world.” But what if this relationship had failed to develop?

What Was the Turning Point of World War II?

Laurence Rees | Published: June 01, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Seventeen top historians weigh in on the moment that decided the war.

Alan Furst Looks at Ordinary People During the War

Gene Santoro | Published: June 01, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Author of the new World War II-era historical novel "Spies of the Balkans" explores human nature on the streets of occupied Greece.

The War Over Plunder: Who Owns Art Stolen in War?

Colin Woodard | Published: April 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm
Over the past two decades, globalization, changing attitudes, and clearer international laws have emboldened aggrieved nations to demand the return of cultural property seized by enemy forces in the past, but laws alone can’t guarantee their success.

Ed Lansdale's Black Warfare in 1950s Vietnam

Marc D. Bernstein | Published: February 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Edward Lansdale, working undercover as an assistant air attache at Saigon's U.S. Embassy in the mid-1950s, led the CIA's Saigon Military Mission to apply psychological warfare campaigns, such as rumors and black leaflets, against Viet MInh Communists

Hannah Pakula: A Biographer Traces the Rise of Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Gene Santoro | Published: November 20, 2009 at 11:10 am
Hannah Pakula, acclaimed author of An Uncommon Woman, tells World War II magazine about her new book, The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China.

Interview with Historian Rick Atkinson

Published: November 05, 2009 at 6:06 pm
Journalist and historian Rick Atkinson, who covered the Gulf War and Iraq War for The Washington Post, is working on the final volume of his World War II "Liberation Trilogy."

Ho Chi Minh and the OSS

Claude G. Berube | Published: October 06, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh guerrilla fighters, led by future NVA General Vo Nguyen Giap, were allies of the Americans and given training by the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, in an effort to defeat the Japanese during the waning days of World War II
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