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MHQ Reviews: The Bombers and the Bombed, by Richard Overy

Conrad Crane | Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm
Richard Overy's new book focuses on the inefficiencies and disappointments of strategic bombing in World War II

MHQ Reviews: An Interview With Rick Atkinson

Published: February 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm
The genesis of the Liberation Trilogy and a new focus of study for Rick Atkinson

What If the Versailles Settlement Had Succeeded?

Mark Grimsley | Published: January 10, 2014 at 11:23 am
A second European war might have been inevitable from the start.

What do you consider the Doolittle Raiders' most lasting legacy?

Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:45 pm
 Aviation History Reader Poll The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders held their final reunion this past November, drinking a special toast to fallen comrades (see our story and guest editorial). What do you consider the Raiders' most lasting legacy, and what do …

Doolittle Raiders Drink a Final Toast

C.V. Glines | Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:45 pm
Edward Saylor, Dick Cole (Jimmy Doolittle's copilot) and David Thatcher drink to their comrades. [Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force] A milestone historical event took place on November 9, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Rather than …

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.

Interview With Doolittle Raider Richard Cole

Published: December 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm
On April 18, 1942, in the northwest Pacific, aviation legend Jimmy Doolittle and copilot Dick Cole led a flight of 16 B-25B bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet bound for targets in Japan. Cole shares his memories of that historic raid.

Book Review: Clash of Empires in South China, by Franco David Macri

HistoryNet Staff | Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm
In Clash of Empires in South China, Franco David Macri explores the political and military wrangling over the region between Japan and the Allies before and during World War II.

Game Review: Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, by Maximum Games

HistoryNet Staff | Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers transports players to key aerial conflicts from that theater of World War II, while allowing for a measure of historical revision.

The War List: Sound the Retreat!

Marc G. De Santis | Published: November 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm
Eight significant retreats, from ancient Greece to the modern era

Ask MHQ: No German Carriers?

Jon Guttmann | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Graf Zeppelin launch, 1938 (AKG-Images/Ullstein Bild) Q. Why didn't Germany have aircraft carriers in World War II? Tom DeBarber  A.  Nazi Germany was constantly changing its priorities. A carrier was, in fact, laid out in Kiel, a German shipbuilding …

MHQ Reviews: Armor and Blood, by Dennis Showalter

Robert M. Citino | Published: November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Dennis Showalter's recent books recreates the origins of the great German offensive of 1943, Operation Citadel.

First Planes Down at Pearl

Stephen Harding | Published: November 04, 2013 at 1:55 pm
Three National Guardsmen on a morning sightseeing flight were among the first casualties on December 7, 1941.

Book Review: Engineers of Victory, by Paul Kennedy

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:55 am
Paul Kennedy's book Engineers of Victory looks at the critical contribution engineering and multidisciplinary coordination made toward Allied victory in World War II.

Book Review: Going for Broke, by James M. McCaffrey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:21 am
In Going for Broke author James McCaffrey presents the full World War II history of the highly decorated, largely Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Game Review: History: Legends of War—Patton, by Maximum Games

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:10 am
In this latest iteration of History: Legends of War you assume the role of General George S. Patton in the European theater of World War II.
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