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  • MHQ Magazine

    Monash’s Masterly Touch

    Sir John Monash used his creative imagination and training as an engineer to achieve victories while leading the Australian Corps on the Western Front. If only the Generals had not been content to fight machine gun bullets...

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    The Unreal City

    Think of the Western Front as a great metropolis, whose chief industry was not production but destruction. From 1914 until 1918 it was the largest city on earth...

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    The Two Argonnes

    Half a century after his father fought in the final Allied offensive of World War I, the author sought to recapture his experiences...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aircraft of the Western Front

    SPAD XIII vs FOKKER D VII: Western Front 1918      SE 5A vs ALBATROS D V: Western Front 1917-18 by Jon Guttman, Osprey, Colchester, England, 2009, $17.95. Jon Guttman parlays his knowledge of World War I aviation with...

  • Military History Magazine

    Valor | Honorable Holy Man

    By 1914 Jesuit Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a promising young anthropologist, paleontologist, theologian and philosopher. Yet he served dutifully on the Western Front as a noncombatant French army stretcher-bearer. For his service...

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    The Bulge

    When the Germans broke through in the Ardennes, one Eisenhower decision saved the day for the Allies. But another prevented them from achieving total victory...

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    The Kaiser’s Grim Reaper

    Fritz Haber saved millions from starvation. Then he turned his genius to chemical warfare...

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    Weapons Check | MG 42

    Few firearms in history have achieved the notoriety of the Maschinengewehr 42, a general-purpose machine gun designed in Nazi Germany and used extensively by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the second half of World War II. ...

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    Germany’s Lion of the Defensive

    As the Allies battled Germany during World War I, Colonel Fritz von Lossberg emerged as one of their most formidable—and fearsome—adversaries...

  • American History Magazine

    How Europe Lost the American West

    The major powers of Europe let most of America slip out of their hands—what happened?...

  • Military History

    Sky Above, Mud Below

    Only those who endured the shrieking shells, stagnant water, creeping rats and rotting corpses could truly convey the horrors of World War I trench warfare...