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Cover Story
The Making of Rommel
By Dennis Showalter
How a 26-year-old German lieutenant, fighting at Caporetto in the Italian Alps in 1917, became the legendary Rommel

1812: Victory at Sea
By Joseph F. Callo
How the new U.S. Navy matched Britain’s best

How Resistant?
By Stephan Wilkinson
The facts and Hollywood fiction about the French Resistance

Portfolio: A Brush with War
Famous for knights and pirates, Howard Pyle also illustrated the Redcoats and Patriots of the American Revolution

Tragedy at Fismette, France, 1918
By Edward G. Lengel
Ordered by the French, fought by Americans—ultimately futile

Arsenal of Venice
By Roger Crowley
The Italians were first to launch a mass-production shipyard/armory—during the Renaissance


On the cover: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in 1941. (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz/Art Resource, New York; Colorization by John Roche/Slingshot Studio)




By David T. Zabecki
Gary Sheffield: Rethinking World War I

What We Learned…
By William H. McMichael
from the Moro Rebellion

By Stephen Harding
William Seeley: Britain’s American Hero

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman
Socket Bayonet


Power Tool
By Jon Guttman

Letter from Military History


Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
Hill 314, Mortain, France

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
By Rick Meyerowitz
Patton’s Mobile Six-Gun


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