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Lionheart’s Greatest Victory
By Alex Zakrzewski
When Saladin seized the Crusader-held port of Jaffa in 1192, Richard I clawed his way back and forced the sultan to the negotiating table

Australia’s Pearl Harbor
By Stephan Wilkinson
In early 1942 the port of Darwin made the Japanese hit list

Greek Tragedy
By Ron Soodalter
Civil conflict took a further toll in the aftermath of World War II

Brushes With Conflict
By Sarah R. Cokeley
Painter Jacques-Louis David captured France in its time of crisis

Tinker, Sailor, Aviator, Spy
By Thomas G. Bradbeer
British pilot Frederick Rutland’s descent from hero to traitor

The Myth of Masada
By Richard A. Gabriel
Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than submit—or did they?
On the Cover: Richard I, as reimagined in grand style by 19th century French painter Merry-Joseph Blondel. “The Lionheart” displayed trademark determination at Jaffa in 1192. (Château de Versailles/Bridgeman Images)

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