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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.

Book Review: Armor and Blood, by Dennis E. Showalter

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:28 pm
In Armor and Blood longtime Military History contributor Dennis Showalter takes in the full scope of the massive World War II tank clash on the Kursk salient.

Book Review: Death in the Baltic, by Cathryn J. Prince

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Cathryn Prince recounts the wartime loss of the Nazi passenger liner Wilhelm Gustloff, with history's greatest loss of life in a single ship sinking, in Death in the Baltic.

Table of Contents—November 2013 'Aviation History'

Published: September 06, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Reginal Mitchell's Supermarine Spitfire; the mysterious disappearance of the Hawaii Clipper; Max Immelmann, the "Fokker Scourge;" the effort to cut off Hitler's oil supply in Ploesti; a dramatic search-and-rescue in Greenland during World War II.

Ploesti—The Rest of the Story

Barrett Tillman | Published: September 06, 2013 at 2:01 pm
The Fifteenth Air Force struggled for four long months to shut off Hitler’s Balkan oil supply near Ploesti.

Ask MHQ: Stealing Enemy Thunder—and Tanks

Jon Guttman | Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:34 am
What to do with captured guns?

Letter From MHQ, Autumn 2013

MHQ Editors | Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:31 am
This issue of MHQ features three stories about soldiers who chose to tell their war story not through words but through images.

Reader Comments, MHQ Autumn 2013

Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:30 am
'Victory disease' strikes American commanders in WWII and West Point classes compete for honors

MHQ Reviews: Autumn 2013

Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:21 am
MAIN REVIEWS The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II, by Charles Glass, reviewed by David Lamb Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea, by Sheila Miyoshi Jager, reviewed by William Donnelly   TELEVISION Plunder, Glory, and Everyday …

MHQ Reviews: When the Greatest Generation Went AWOL

Charles Glass | Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:08 am
Many of the books about World War II take the Tom Brokaw approach and salute the courage of “the Greatest Generation.” But what of the men who apparently lacked the courage to stand in battle, those who deserted?

Lucky Break

Robert M. Citino | Published: July 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm
I've been thinking a lot lately about the endgame of the war in the European Theater, early 1945. For the Germans, things had fallen apart. The Soviets were slashing deeply into East Prussia and crossing the Oder. The western allies …
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