Cover Story

Escape From New York
By Norman Goldstein
But for his skill and some luck Washington might have lost the war in Brooklyn in 1776

The Battle That Never Was
By Liesl Bradner
In February 1942 a Japanese sub shelled the West Coast, sparking panic and paranoia

Tank Killers
By Jon Guttman
From the time tanks first took the field, men have devised weapons to take them out

Two Hours to Glory
By Scott Rye
Royal Navy Captain James Saumarez found long-sought victory and fame off Cherbourg

1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing: ‘The BLT Building Is Gone!’
By Richard Ernsberger Jr.
Terrorism took a vicious turn with the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut

American Hotspur
By Frank Jastrzembski
William Montrose Graham served with distinction and sacrificed all in Mexico City

On the Cover: Painter Samuel King (1749–1819) rendered this oil on canvas portrait of Continental Army commander General George Washington from life. PHOTO: Bridgeman Images

Subscribe to
Military History
magazine today!




WWI Centennial Commission Chairman Robert J. Dalessandro

By David T. Zabecki
Honorable Holy Man

What We Learned From…
By John Bertrand
The 717–18 Siege of Constantinople

By Jon Guttman
Type B1 I-Boat

Letter From Military History


Hallowed Ground
By Chris Allsop
Narvik and the Ofoten Line, Norway

War Games

War’s Unexpected Images

In the Archives
Peter Francisco: American Revolutionary War Hero
By Michael D. Hull
Revolutionary War hero Peter Francisco was the most renowned soldier in the Continental Army

Digital Subscriptions
Military History is now available in digital versions for any device, including PC, iPad, iPhone and Kindle. To add the digital edition to an existing subscription, call 800-435-0715 and mention code 83DGTL

Follow us on the popular social networking site