The dragoon saber is a type of saber with a curved blade meant for use by cavalry and mounted troops. Ideal for slashing, the light saber was used by both sides during the Civil War, particularly the Model 1840 cavalry saber that was 44 inches long with a blade of 35 inches and weight of only 2.5 pounds.
Lockheed’s versatile Electra and Lodestar aircraft were overshadowed by more famous transport and combat types. More »
In Norwegian waters, British sailors boarded a German tanker and saved hundreds of merchant seamen. More »
Restricted by Naval treaties, Britain turned in the 1920s and 1930s to cruisers, of which the HMS Cornwall was first. More »
Franklin D. Roosevelt employed a network of friends and contacts in covert roles, which inspired the creation of the OSS. More »
During World War II, the controversial destroyers-for-bases deal helped save the British from Nazi domination. More »
In the early years of World War II, Allied leadership was in a desperate struggle to match Nazi Germany’s political and military command.
Al Hemingway shares with us his military book reviews for the August 2009 issue of Military Heritage Magazine. More »
It is easy to see the glories of Rome, but it is just as important to bear in mind the horrors committed for the sake of the Empire. More »
In late 1944, Japan began the massive production of ‘fire balloons’ capable of attacking American soil from their homeland. How did they make this work? And why did they stop?
Early in World War II, the infantry ‘Matilda’ tank added weight to the Commonwealth units in North Africa.
This unlikely alliance saved the besieged foreign legations at Peking in 1900 during the brutal Boxer Rebellion.