Published: January 02, 2015 at 5:42 pm
The March 2015 issue of Military History features articles about Richard I's decisive victory at Jaffa in 1192, the Japanese bombing of the Australian port of Darwin in 1942, the Greek civil war that raged in the aftermath of World War II, a portfolio of works by French painter Jacques-Louis David, the wartime heroics and later betrayal of British pilot Frederick Rutland, and hard truths about the Jewish hilltop fortress of Masada.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 5:20 pm
What distinguishes freedom fighters from terrorists? Their conduct? The cause? Or does one's personal perception obscure the lines too much to discern?…
Published: January 02, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Curtiss-Wright's shark-nosed P-40 Warhawks gained their greatest fame over Burma, but the plane saw service on many fronts during World War II.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:35 pm
Readers' letters in the March 2015 issue of Military History sound off about lessons learned from Desert Storm, legacies of the Roman empire and the Cold War distribution of U.S. troops in Europe.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:24 pm
In exploring the root of human conflict throughout history one cannot ignore the power of belief in a nation's or an individual's particular cause.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:17 pm
In his second history of Arlington National Cemetery, Robert Poole relates stories centering on Section 60, resting place of fallen American soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Historian Reinhold Busch takes a disquieting look behind German lines during the brutal 1942-43 fight for Stalingrad.
Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:46 pm
British military scholar Gordon Corrigan relates the dynamics of medieval warfare and politics in his history of the Hundred Years' War.
Published: November 10, 2014 at 8:42 am
Marc G. DeSantis discusses leaders who died not in battle but at the hands of assassins.
Published: November 10, 2014 at 8:27 am
The Real Things
Fresh attention is now being directed to the stuff of history, to the three-dimensional objects that have survived from the old days of their uses. New books have touted "100 Objects" or "101" or even "1,000" as …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:53 am
A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War, by Isabel Hull
Reviewed by Williamson Murray
Napoleon: A Life, by Andrew Roberts
Reviewed by Rafe Blaufarb
Hell and Good Company: Life and Love in the Spanish …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:46 am
Based on excellent scholarship, careful research, and battlefield study, Andrew Roberts's new book is 'a joy to read'
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:44 am
A Scrap of Paper
Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War
By Isabel Hull. 384 pages. Cornell University Press, 2014. $45.
Reviewed by Williamson Murray
Professor Isabel Hull of Cornell is one of those rare historians whose breadth …
Published: November 10, 2014 at 7:41 am
Hell and Good Company
Life and Love in the Spanish Civil War
by Richard Rhodes. 384 pages. Simon & Schuster, 2015. $30.
Reviewed by Peter Carlson
"Many books have been written about the Spanish Civil War. Few of them explore the …
Published: October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm
The January 2015 issue of Military History features articles about how NATO beat the Warsaw Pact in the Cold War, the bitter and bloody 1675–78 King Philip's War in New England, the centuries-long clash between the imperial Romans and tribal Celts, Frederick Funston's bold 1901 raid that ended the Philippine Insurrection, and a look at the strange but true 1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Frontier.
Published: October 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm
The lumbering German 42cm M-Gerät howitzer was designed to reduce the stout Allied defensive fortresses along the Western Front, a job it did effectively despite its limited mobility.