World War II
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?
A. Nazi Germany was constantly changing its priorities. A carrier was, in fact, laid out in Kiel, a German shipbuilding …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:34 am
What to do with captured guns?
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.
Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:30 am
'Victory disease' strikes American commanders in WWII and West Point classes compete for honors
Published: August 20, 2013 at 11:21 am
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
Plunder, Glory, and Everyday …
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?
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 …