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September 2015 – Letters From Readers

Readers' letters in the September 2015 issue of Military History sound off about the Paris Gun, World War I films, the American Civil War and the sometime necessity of war
The timeworn book features such iconic images as this rendering of the July 1, 1898, charge up San Juan Heights, Cuba.

War of 1898

Pages from a timeworn book provide startlingly immediate images of a war that had ended mere weeks before its release
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: Glorious Victory

War of 1812 scholar Donald R. Hickey profiles the ever-colorful future president Andrew Jackson on the bicentennial of his "glorious victory" over the British at New Orleans
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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.

July 2015 • Table of Contents

The July 2015 issue of Military History features articles about the 1945 Russian invasion of Manchuria and contested islands to the north of Japan, the opening battle of the English Civil War at Edgehill in 1642, the 1945 execution of journalist Joe Morton at German hands, the March 1836 Mexican massacre of surrendered Texians at Goliad, a portfolio of images from war's end in 1945, and a review of films about World War I

Military History Reader Poll – July 2015

The Battle of Edgehill began the hands-on education of Oliver Cromwell. What other noted military commanders learned mainly from experience rather than prior training? (Photo:...
Over his 41-year Marine Corps career General James Mattis honored his obligation to share lessons learned from combat and his own rigorous study of military history. (DoD Photo)

Marine Corps General James Mattis

Mattis insists that a rigorous study of military history and shared knowledge from combat are equally essential elements of military training