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Cover Story
Hemingway at War
By Peter Moreira
In his frontline service as ambulance driver and war correspondent, the novelist suffered and benefited from exposure to combat.

The Making of Marlborough
By Williamson Murray
John Churchill rose from modest means to military greatness.

By Stephen M. Younger
How crazy was the doctrine of mutually assured destruction? Turns out, it was a pretty good idea.

Portfolio: Spain’s Agony
Robert Capa’s images of a bitter civil war captivated the world and made his career.

The Bulletproof Ghost
By Jim Motavalli
World War I turned luxury Rolls-Royces into armored vehicles.

Conundrum at Red Cliffs
By Ralph D. Sawyer
A Chinese warlord’s defeat has baffled scholars for centuries.




What We Learned from the Battle of Gaza

Alan Furst: Chronicler of the ‘Shadow War’

Major Charles L. Kelly: The Father of Dustoff

Hand Tool
FP-45 Liberator


Power Tool
MK-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System

Letter from Military History


Hallowed Ground
Culloden, Scotland

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
Der Führer’s New Planes


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On the cover: Novelist Ernest Hemingway braved machine-gun fire as an ambulance driver in France during World War I