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Military History

Battle of the Catalaunian Plains

History is as solid as bricks. Things happened and they can’t be changed. But they can be seen with a fresh eye, or they can be noted for effects not apparent at the time. Read more

Military History

Stunning English Victory at Poitiers

By John E. Spindler

Denis de Morbecque, an exiled French knight in the service of the English crown, thought the fighting in the hawthorn hedgerows near Poitiers would never end. Read more

Military History

Ironclads at War

Dear Mr. Stoddard,

I have just finished reading Pedro Garcia’s “Highway to Victory” (October 2002). In it he states that “only three of these vessels [ironclads] ever became operational, none proving capable of going to sea.” Read more

Military History

Shimiyangyo

Dear Mr. Stoddard,

The article “Fighting the Tiger” by Eric Niderost (August 2002), regarding the first U.S. military action in Korea in 1871, was very well written. Read more

Military History

P-38s: Odd, but Deadly.

The most astonishing looking common aircraft of World War II was the Lockheed Lightning P-38. It had two tails.

Or rather in aircraft talk, it had twin booms ending in vertical stabilizers and rudders. Read more

Military History

Kula Gulf

Dear Editor,

The otherwise excellent article, “Destroyer Matchup at Kula Gulf,” is marred by the conclusion that this was a “clear American victory.” Read more

Military History

The War Of Twists And Turns.

War is a terrible thing to study, but under the assumption that fresh ones are in the offing, such study is at least instructive and at best useful. Read more

Military History

What’s in a Name?

Gentlemen:

Your publication is without question one of the better historical magazines. Until …

While reading the features section I noticed this title found at page 38: “Duel at Hampton Roads” by Keith Milton. Read more

Military History

Military Intelligence in the Roman Republic

By Douglas Sterling

Much of Julius Caesar’s military successes in the late Roman Republic stemmed not only from his ability as a leader of men and from tactical prowess on the battlefield, but also from his understanding of the importance of military intelligence. Read more

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The Russian T-34 Tank

By Carl Para

Early in World War II, German panzer forces trampled all foes. Confidence suffused the Germans, and their tank designs stagnated. Read more

Military History

Operation Overlord

Dear Editor:

I enjoyed your article on Operation Overlord (February 2002). The beaches of Normandy will always be engraved in America’s mind. Read more

Military History

Infamous Camp Beechwood

By Christopher Miskimon

On July 15, 1937, a convoy of trucks slowly drove up the Ettersberg, a wooded hill a few miles north of the German city of Weimar. Read more