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Interview: Melinda Pash, Why is Korea the "Forgotten War"?

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm
Author Melinda L. Pash explains how Korea came to be America's "forgotten war"

Military History - May 2014 - Table of Contents

Published: February 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm
The May 2014 issue of Military History features stories about 10 of history's worst weapons, Saxon noble Hereward the Wake's 1071 stand against William the Conqueror and the Normans, the 1946 Cold War naval clash between Britain and Albania, long-term consequences of the short-lived 1857 Indian Rebellion, World War II American soldier-painter Rudolph Von Ripper, and Margaret Bourke-White's stunning images of the Eighth Air Force at war.

Letter From Military History - May 2014

Stephen Harding | Published: February 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm
The eyewitness accounts and images from wars past offer insight into the the hows and whys of human conflict.

Military History - May 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: February 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm
War and Healing [Re. "War and Healing," by Dr. Gerry Greenstone, March:] I have always thought Captain James Lind introduced limes as the initial successful therapy for scurvy, and that is why the British have long been called "limeys." Oranges …

Mark I Lewis Gun: The Allies' Mobile Equalizer

Jon Guttman | Published: February 27, 2014 at 10:56 am
Designed by Americans and introduced by the British, the Lewis proved the most reliable and versatile Allied light machine gun of World War I.

Interview With Arlington National Cemetery's Patrick Hallinan

Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future.

10 of History’s Worst Weapons

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: February 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm
From exploding bats to the Great Panjandrum, here’s our rundown of some of combat’s kookiest contraptions

Military History Reader Poll - History's Worst Weapons

Published: February 26, 2014 at 3:23 pm
Do the bat bomb and Great Panjandrum make your Top 10 list of history's worst weapons? Do you have other contemptible clunkers in mind? Scroll down to comment. …

Book Review: The Burning Shore, by Ed Offley

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Ed Offley reveals the German U-boat campaign along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and its steep costs for the Allies in the early months of World War II.

Book Review: Hunting Che, by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer recall the 1967 capture and execution of infamous Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and suggest parallels to the 2011 killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Book Review: The SS-Sonderkommando “Dirlewanger,” edited by Rolf Michaelis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Edited by Rolf Michaelis, this memoir paints a chilling picture of the World War II German paramilitary unit SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger.

Book Review: Under the Eagle, by Samuel Holiday and Robert S. McPherson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: February 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Robert MacPherson further reveals the World War II contributions of the Navajo code talkers in this profile of Samuel Holiday.

MHQ Reviews: Noteworthy Books

Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm
MHQ editors recommend recent and upcoming publications

MHQ Reviews: Spring 2014

Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm
Napoleon in Power, China in World War II, an interview with Rick Atkinson, and more

Book Review: Frontier Cavalry Trooper, Edited by Douglas C. McChristian

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.

Letter from 'Aviation History'—March 2014

C.V. Glines, Contributing Editor | Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Exploring the legacy of the Doolittle Raiders and contributing editor C.V. Glines's personal observations of their importance.
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