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Henry VIII’s War Games
By Stephen Roberts
Within the English king’s considerable torso beat the heart of a would-be warrior

Algerian Quagmire
By Stephan Wilkinson
For eight years French soldiers fought a brutal asymmetric war against determined insurgents

Stars Who Served
By Roger Di Silvestro
Some were soldiers before they were stars, others stars who became common soldiers

Timoleon’s Trials and Triumphs
By Richard Tada
The Corinthian general emerged from exile to find redemption in ancient Sicily

Peter Kemp: ‘Set Europe Ablaze’
By Adam Nettina
British commando Peter Kemp did just as Churchill ordered—in Europe and elsewhere

Ukrainian Eulogy
By Victor Kamenir
In 1651 Ukrainian Cossacks battled for independence, an elusive goal for the region

On the Cover: History recalls Henry VIII in an unflattering light, but what of his attempts at commanding an army? PHOTO: Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, U.K./Bridgeman Images

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