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Tears of Chios
By Anthony Brandt
An 1822 massacre finally prompted Europe to help Greece wrest its freedom

Contesting Castile
By Douglas Sterling
In the mid–14th century two half-brothers turned Iberia into a battleground

The Last Warrior-King
By Richard Selcer
Russian Czar Nicholas II’s wartime misadventures had disastrous consequences

Hometown Heroes
By Sarah R. Cokeley
Rationing and scrap drives may not seem heroic, but they helped our fighting men

Why Hannibal Lost
By Richard A. Gabriel
The Carthaginian was one of history’s greatest tacticians but fell short as a strategist

Enemy of My Enemy
By Rafe McGregor
Subhas Chandra Bose befriended the Axis in his fight against the British Raj

On the Cover: A Greek fighter hoists a rebel flag over Salona during the 1821–29 War of Independence from Ottoman rule. PHOTO: Louis Dupré/Private Collection/Photo © The Fine Art Society, London/Bridgeman Images

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