The Foremost Authority on The Greatest War in History
Carl Gnam • December 20, 2013
Dear Fellow WWII Enthusiast:
Allow me to introduce you to WWII History Magazine, the completely original, exquisitely produced coffee table magazine that’s worthy of being named after the most important war in all of history. No matter how long you’ve been fascinated by the Second World War, and no matter how much reading and research you’ve done, WWII is sure to bring you a new and fresh perspective on the Great Conflict.
The first thing you’ll notice is that WWII looks and feels more like a book than it does a magazine. Instead of being just a handful of glossy papers stapled together, WWII features a straight, flat spine. Known in the publishing industry as “perfect binding,” this book-style binding allows you to store your collection of WWII on your shelves along with the rest of your history library. The volumes stand up straight and the name, date, and ID number on the spine make it easy for you to find the volume you need each time you turn to your collection.
…And collect them you will, because WWII is more akin to the permanent reference in your library than the regular magazines you just flip through and discard.
The artwork, for example, is carefully culled from selective sources the world over by our editors. Dozens and dozens of rare photographs, colorfully crisp paintings and meticulously detailed drawings bring the events they depict to life. Even the pages themselves are thicker, glossier, and much more durable than those you find in most other magazines.
In-Depth Features, Unique Departments
And I still haven’t even mentioned the most valuable and unique aspect of WWII: the features and departments you’ll find in each issue.
Like me, you’ve probably spent time and money on World War II books and periodicals that disappointed you because they only contained information you’ve already seen. So our editors and contributors approach each new article with one simple editorial guideline in mind: Keep it fresh. We carefully apply the test of originality to each piece presented for publication. If it doesn’t pass, it doesn’t get in. No exceptions. But while our editors and contributors work under a strict demand for originality, they have no such guidelines for length. Our editorial position is to take as much space as needed to fully explain what is most important, different, or interesting about the subject. Generally, our articles are longer than those you’ll find in most history magazines—not padded or overblown, just a little longer; simply because they explain their subjects in greater detail than most others.
What kind of articles? Well, in just the first few issues of WWII you will gain a fresh, new understanding of:
- the Marines involved in Operation Detachment, otherwise known as the Battle of Iwo Jima
- the behind-the scenes actions that led to the Kassel Raid Disaster
- the hard, bitter fighting between Russian and Nazi forces along the Eastern Front
- the spectacular arial battles at the Battle of Midway
- why it took so long for the U.S. Cavalry to switch from horses to mobile armor
You’ll also drop in on WWII‘s regular departments:
- Soldiers, where you’ ll meet the heroic individuals who changed the course of history
- Weapons, where you’ll field-test the hardware employed by the both the German Blitzkriegs and the Allied assaults in Western Europe
- Intelligence, where you’ll listen in as strategies shift in response to the latest developments
- Militaria, where you’ll check out the various accouterments of war and battle.
Build Your Collection With Each Striking Issue
Issue after issue, your knowledge and understanding of the Second World War will continue to build. The Fall of France and Battle of Britain. Japanese plane onslaughts off the coast of Guadalcanal. The Battle of Esperance, the first surface victory for the U.S. Navy in the War. The fatal Dieppe Raid. Patton vs. the Hermann Goering Division in Sicily. Last stand at Bir Hacheim. The heroic defense of Leningrad. The calamity of Kassarine Pass. Even a disastrous convoy mishap in the Arctic. All brought to you by a name that’s well-known and trusted by military history students and buffs.
WWII is the sister publication to Military Heritage magazine, under the editorial direction of Carl Gnam. The founder of Military Heritage and many other successful magazines, Carl shows you the War as if you were there. His editorial guidance brings you a balanced mix of firsthand accounts of the battles, the strategies and tactics, and the weapons and technology that changed the world forever.
The events and battles in the Second World War changed the world forever. And now, I hope you’ll join me in discovering these milestones in history by subscribing to the magazine that covers them all.
Publisher, WWII History Magazine
P.S. Each issue of WWII History also comes in a digital edition, so you can choose how you want to enjoy each volume.