Hard-firing riflemen in the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, hold Hill 677 in the face of a withering attack from the Chinese 118th Division.
Military Heritage

April 2009

Volume 10, No. 5

COVER: Stonewall Jackson rallies his men at Cedar Mountain in Jackson Is with You by Don Troiani, www.historicalartprints.com

April 2009

Military Heritage

Delaying Action at Kapyong

By Marc D. Bernstein

The Chinese always attacked at night. It was April 22, 1951, and the Communists had just launched the largest offensive of the Korean War. Read more

April 2009

Military Heritage

Fehrbellin: The Battle that Made Prussia

By Louis Ciotola

For nearly two and a half centuries, Prussia celebrated June 28 as a birthday of sorts. On that date in 1675, the Prussians achieved the start of their proud military tradition. Read more

April 2009

Military Heritage, Editorial

Painter and Witness Francisco De Goya

By Roy Morris Jr.

When French troops invaded Spain in the spring of 1808, one of the most captivated onlookers was neither a soldier nor a diplomat, but a painter—albeit, one of surpassing genius. Read more

April 2009

Military Heritage, Soldiers

The Praetorian Guard

By Arnold Blumberg

Its name has become synonymous with intrigue, conspiracy, betrayal, and assassination. It was responsible for the overthrow, abandonment, or murder of 15 out of the first 48 emperors who governed Rome between 27 bc and ad 305. Read more

April 2009

Military Heritage

The First Edged Weapon: The Knife

By William McPeak

While the sword usually comes to mind first when one thinks of edged weapons, it was not actually the first such weapon—the knife was. Read more

Artillerists load a 4.5-inch howitzer in Richard Jack’s painting, The Battle of Vimy Ridge. Ranging innovations improved their aim.

April 2009

Military Heritage, Intelligence

Locating Enemies on the Western Front

By John E. Goodwin

All wars give rise to change and innovation. In the early years of the 20th century, a short but nasty territorial war erupted between Russia and Japan. Read more

SS General and Police Chief Kurt Daluege reviews troops in Luxembourg, 1940.

April 2009

Military Heritage, Militaria

Third Reich Police Helmets

By Brian Bell

A challenging but rewarding pursuit for collectors of World War II headgear is the acquisition of authentic helmets worn by military and civilian organizations of the Third Reich. Read more

April 2009

Military Heritage, Books

Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper

By Al Hemingway

The case of Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, is a fascinating if cautionary tale. Read more