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  • MHQ Magazine

    The Fireball at Zonchio

    A ferocious battle with the Turks marked the end of Venice’s sea power. On October 31, 1498, a Venetian merchant, Andrea Gritti, wrote home from the Ottoman capital of Constantinople: “I can’t tell you more about business and...

  • Military History Magazine

    Europe’s Powder Keg

    When small Balkan nations took on Ottoman Turkey, they lit the fuze of world war. On Nov. 17, 1912, a 22-year-old American adventurer and would-be war correspondent named Henry Weston Farnsworth stood atop a low hill some 20 miles west of...

  • HistoryNet

    Greco-Turkish War, 1919-22

    The bitter struggle that created modern Greece and Turkey. Since the fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Turks in 1453, the dream of Greeks had been to recover all Greek inhabited lands held by the Turks – European Greece, the Aegean...

  • Reviews

    Reviews- Armchair General November 2013

    Hal Moore: A Soldier Once … and Always  by Mike Guardia (Casemate, 2013).  This outstanding biography is an Armchair General “twofer”! Guardia is an ACG contributing author, and General Hal Moore, the subject of Guardia’s...

  • Military History Book Reviews

    Book Review: The First European

    Pierre Briant explores the diplomatic and military relations between the nation-states of Enlightenment Europe and the Ottoman empire...

  • Military History Magazine

    Taking Crimea… Again

    Armies from antiquity to the present day have wrangled over this patch of ground in the Black Sea but why? The three key principles of the real estate business, the saying goes, are “location, location, location.” The style of a home,...

  • Military History Magazine

    Sideshow on the Danube

    Kutuzov has spent most of military career fighting the Turks. On April 1, 1811, one-eyed General Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov arrived in Bucharest to take command of Russia’s army in Moldavia and Wallachia. An exhausting and indecisive...

  • Military History Magazine

    ‘Nor Prayers for Mercy’

    Januarius MacGahan’s dispatches from the 1876 April Uprising in Bulgaria horrified Europe with reports of an Ottoman massacre of Orthodox Christians in Batak. Homicide on a grand scale used to be termed a “massacre,” and some still...

  • MHQ MAGAZINE

    Behind the Lines | Antwerp, 1914

    Britain goes to war—but where?   WHOEVER CONTROLLED THE ENGLISH CHANNEL and whoever controlled the Channel threatened the maritime perimeter of the British Isles. That was the center of gravity in the United Kingdom’s national...

  • Military History Magazine

    Tears of Chios

    The slaughter of civilians on this Aegean island finally prompted Europe to help Greece throw off four centuries of Ottoman rule. In 1823, shortly before his death in Greece and after having spent much of his fortune to help finance the...