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The Foremost Authority on The Greatest War in History

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.

The artwork for World War II History Magazine is carefully culled from selective sources the world over by our editors.

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.

Issue after issue of World War II History Magazine, your knowledge and understanding of the Second World War will continue to build.

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.



Mark Hintz
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.

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  1. Posted May 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    The cover of the Sept-Oct 2012 issue of WWII featured a photo of Marines landing on the invasion beach at Saipan. I was one of those Marines.

    Saipan has been termed by some historians as the most important of the Pacific War.

    I am nearing 90-years, but in remarkable health. I desire to return to Saipan next month to attend the 70th Anniversary of the battle, and have been told I may that I may be the only American veteran there. A single Japanese veteran plans to attend.

    I seek a person or organization to help sponsor my trip there. I was there for the 60th Anniversary, and returned the following year to deliver The Keynote Address at the dedication of a new museum. My book….THE FEATHER account of my WWII experiences will be in print shortly. Jim Campbell, one of the contributing writers to WWII has read some of my writng.

    I would like, in return for the above noted sponsorship, to write an account of this 2014 visit, especially any relationship I may have with the single Japanese veteran.

    TIME IS SHORT……should WWII have interest I need to hear f rom them ASAP

    Semper Fi
    Carl Matthews Cedar Hill TX

  2. C L Gable
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I ordered this magazine the end of Feb. and have not received any issues. can you help me with this ?

  3. Wolfe Jon
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    I didn’t receive my Feb 2014 issue (but did receive the issues before and after). How do I get this missing issue?

  4. Posted June 3, 2014 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I would like to post a correction in the “Path of Heroism” article by Stephen J. Ochs. He refers to the French Arrondissement Sarreguemines. This is not an arrondissement, it is a departement. An arrondissement refers to a “district” of Paris, which is made up of 20 arrondissements. France proper is made up of “Departements”, or provinces. I studied in Paris for 31/2 years and therefore know the city and country very well. It seems strange that a guy with a PHD would get an important detail like this wrong.

    • Andrew
      Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

      Christopher- Perhaps you did not realize that the arrondissement that you refer to is actually an arrondissement municipal or municipal arrondissement of which there are actually 45, located in Paris, Lyon, & Marseilles. France has 101 departments divided into 342 arrondissements, one of which is Sarreguemines. It seems strange that a guy who studied in Paris for 31/2 years and knows the city and country very well would get an important detail like this wrong. Is it possible you don’t know France as well as you think?

  5. Gene
    Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I have been a subscriber for many years.This is an outstanding publication for students of WWll history. Best in the print industry in my opinion .I read each issue from cover to cover and could be considered hooked for life. My subscription is paid thru 2020. Try it ,YOU WILL LIKE IT.

  6. Kris
    Posted July 4, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    i love the magazine , but i would like to suggest something . since the magazine only comes out 8 times a year , what about doing a special edition once a year of just pictures ? with maybe a short paragrah or so for some of the 2 page spreads . you could also perhaps include a fold out map or 2 , or maybe a centerfold of a vehicle schematic . sometimes pictures touch us more than words .

  7. Posted July 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I am the unit historian for the 445th Bomb Group which lost 29 of 35 aircraft on Sept 27, 1944 – the largest single loss by a bomb group on a single mission of World War II. I would be interested in knowing which articles discuss “the behind-the scenes actions that led to the Kassel Raid Disaster” to verify authenticity.

  8. Michael Smith
    Posted July 29, 2014 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Found a copy of your WWII History (August 2014) in a trash can, and decided to read it. I enjoyed the entire issue. However, I hope your history reporting is more accurate than your geography. On page 12, in the caption under the picture of Lt. Gen. Groves, you significantly missed the location of the first A-bomb test. The Trinity test site is about 35 miles southeast of San Antonio, NM – and about 200 miles south of Los Alamos, NM.

  9. charles radford
    Posted August 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I am a subscriber and would like to sign up for this sight but unable

    • Mark Hintz
      Posted August 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi Charles: Easiest way to sign up for the site is to go on the “free briefings” section, order one, and it will ask you to sign up for the site.

  10. Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    My husband, now deceased, was a Marine with with the 1st.Marine Div. 1942 -1946. He was on Peleliu and Pavuvu and Tientsin, China. After he came home he bought a book called the Old Breed, this was in 1947. I have lost the book and would like to know if there is a way of obtaining another one for my Grandson who is very interested in reading about WW11. The author was not Eugene B. Sledge. There were several pictures of my husband in the book along with pictures of his buddies. It was a large book, green in color with the words “The Old Breed” on the cover.

    • Jim
      Posted November 2, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

      Helen, The are several books containing the words “the Old Breed

      ” in the title that concern the 1MD. I’m thinking the one you are looking for is by George McMillan, The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in World War II. This was actually published in 1949 and though I’m not sure about the original, the reprints seem to be bound green with yellow lettering. Check out with a search on The Old Breed and you should get a list of places where you can order a copy either new or used.
      Hope this helps a bit,
      Ft Collins, CO

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    BXNSCKB 4831 0358 1 709 7762 THANK YOU

  12. Roy Truax
    Posted November 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    In the October 2014 World War II History the article Wolfpack Commander by Kelly Bell states the 56th,61st,62nd,63rd and 4th Fighter Groups. I beg to differ the 56th and 4th were Fighter Groups; the 61st,62nd and 63rd were Fighter Squadrons belong to the 56th Fighter Group.

  13. Peter George
    Posted December 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    How long does it take to review a comment?

  14. Joe Kmoch
    Posted December 27, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    I sent a message about my gift subscription a week or more ago and haven’t received a response. Can you please respond so my subscription as a gift to someone can be renewed before it expires in April, 2015? Thanks

  15. rick warnke
    Posted December 27, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    At the end of his Article, Gary McIntosh (A Greyhound with Wings) states that the Navy began equipping later generations of destroyers with helicopters. My understanding was that the helicopters were included as ASW protection added during a FRAM (fleet rehabilitation and modernization) program sometime in early 1961.

    When I reported on USS Samuel B Roberts, DD823 (“Sammy B”), in early 1966, the ship had been converted to carry a drone helicopter. The conversion included a landing pad, hangar and significant fixed electronic equipment to service the helicopter. However, from early 1966 to September, 1969, when I was discharged, there was never a helicopter assigned to Sammy B. When I had reported, the existing crew stated they were not aware that Sammy B ever had a chopper.

    Even as a young, raw kid I thought the conversion was a huge waste of money.

    I’d be interested in hearing from others whether any of Sammy B’s sister ships went through the FRAM program and, actually, received a helicopter.

    Richard Warnke, EM2

  16. Sherry Malcolm
    Posted December 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I have subscribed to WWII Magazine for my father Bill Day for several years. He moved and I called & gave you a new address. Recently he said he has not received it since the move. Please advise.

  17. Zelin
    Posted January 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Hallo. Are there suscriptions for outside in USA? I live in Mexico. I would like to buy digital + print edition,

    • Mark Hintz
      Posted January 13, 2015 at 10:38 am | Permalink

      Thanks for asking! We only sell digital subscriptions outside the US because of the high cost of postage. You can buy them on Warfare History Network any time.

  18. Jerry Yocum
    Posted January 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    In the December 2014 issue, the article by Kirk A. Freeman, includes a reference to Lt. Stott of Burt, Iowa. That community is in our same county. Lt. Stott was included in a book I wrote called ‘Pass in Review’. This publication gives tribute to the men from our county who died in WWII. I would like to get in touch with Mr. Freeman. I have not been able to find a phone number or e-mail address. Please help if you can. My address is Jerry Yocum, 1815 East Lucas St. Algona, Iowa 50511 or I hope you can help me locate Mr. Freeman.

  19. Allen Alexander
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Why is it, when I started a digital subscription to WW2 History magazine; I don’t receive an acknowledgement, let alone a link to said magazine, but Warfare History net has the gall to charge me for my subscription and not deliver the goods ( yes, I have tried contacting Warfare History net, not once, but twice, about my subscription with no response from the Help desk )

  20. May Daniels
    Posted January 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I have about 100 copies of WW2 magazines, do you know of anyone who would wish to buy them, thank you

  21. Mike Norwood
    Posted February 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Love your magazine and have every issue of WWII history magazine that has been printed. I have no complaints it is the best WWII magazine on the market. I have one request for your articles, if possible. Printing a small picture showing the insignia of the unit/units represented in the articles. There is a large insignia collecting community out there that I believe would love to relate their patches and pins to what these units actually experienced. Just a wish.

  22. Joseph Amedick
    Posted March 1, 2015 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I renewed my subscription for 2 years a month ago but when I received my WWII History magazine a couple of days ago, it sai that my subscription runs out in October 2015. Could you check on this? My check was cashed. Thanks you, Jos. Amedick

    • Mark Hintz
      Posted March 18, 2015 at 10:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Joseph- Just sent your request to customer service. They will research it and get back to you. If you have any questions, call them at 1-800-219-1187. Thanks!

  23. Fred Kopp
    Posted March 3, 2015 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I’m writing to point out a couple errors in the April ’15 issue of WW!! History in the article “American Eagles at Dieppe.

    The aircraft in the picture on page 50 are identified as Hawker Hurricanes. These are actually Miles Master Mk I trainers, which at a glance look similar to Hurricanes.. The Master Mk I was a 2-seater and had a Rolls-Royce Kestrel XVI V-12 engine and a radiator under the centre-section of the wing. (The Master Mk II’s that followed had air-cooled radial Bristol Mercury XX engines.)

    The aircraft in the picture on page 51 is identified as a Lockheed A-29 Hudson. It actually is a Douglas Boston (A-20 Havoc).

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  25. Peter George
    Posted November 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    OOPS…Correcting my own typo! In the last paragraph, about the photo. The second sentence should read “……. but the photo is actuality that of an M2A1 Medium Tank.”

    Peter G
    St. Louis, Missouri

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