Military Heritage

February 2003

Volume 4, No. 4

Cover: Horse Guards at Eylau by Jean-Baptiste Edouard. Courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library.

Having heard that the Russians claimed a victory, Napoleon commissioned a painting showing that he was the victor. The results depict the Emperor visiting the frozen field of the struggle, surrounded by the defeated begging for mercy.

February 2003

Military Heritage

The Battle of Eylau: A Massacre Without Results

By Vince Hawkins

Following the French Army’s brilliant victories at the twin battles of Jena and Auerstadt on October 14, 1806, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte subsequently launched his Grande Armée in a devastating pursuit of the remnants of the Prussian Army. Read more

Orlando Norie captured a grisly moment following the Indian rebellion of 1857-1858. Some mutineers were executed by being tied to cannon and then blown in half.

February 2003

Military Heritage

POW: Art and the Image of The Prisoner

By Peter Harrington

War produces casualties … and captives. Much “war art” concerns itself with the heroics and clash of battle, the sway of forces, and the turns of history. Read more

February 2003

Military Heritage

The Dade Battle: Ambush in Florida

By Donald J. Roberts II

The road that stretched through the pine and palmetto woodlands of central Florida was void of the usual animal chitter-chatter on the cool morning of December 28, 1835. Read more

February 2003

Military Heritage, Editorial

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

February 2003

Military Heritage

Revolutionary Education

Dear Editor:

What an absolute delight to read James K. Swisher’s article, “Duel in the Backwoods” (December 2002), about the Battle of Cowpens and General Daniel Morgan’s superb generalship and guiding hand during this battle. Read more

Lt. Benjamin Foulois and Orville Wright fly over Virginia countryside in 1909, testing a Wright flier for the U.S. Army. The test was successful and Foulois began a lifetime of promoting U.S. airpower.

February 2003

Military Heritage, Soldiers

Benny Delahauf Foulois

By Michael D. Hull

Resembling a “collection of bamboo poles more or less indefinitely attached to a gasoline engine,” the U.S. Read more

Germans became interested in rocketry because rockets were not denied them by the Versailles Treaty. Through the 1930s they got a huge head start over the democracies in the use of rockets as weapons of war.

February 2003

Military Heritage, Weapons

Germany’s Deadly V-2 Rockets

By David Alan Johnson

Sixty-four-year-old Robert Stubbs slowly walked across the playing field of the Staveley Road School in the West London suburb of Chiswick. Read more

February 2003

Military Heritage, Books

Rommel and Caporetto

By Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D., U.S. Army (Ret.)

Trench warfare on the Western Front during World War I was generally static, stultifying, and unimaginative. Read more

February 2003

Military Heritage, Games

Uncommon Valor

By Eric T. Baker

Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific is new from Matrix Games. Together with legendary game designer Gary Grigsby, Joel Billings and Keith Brors of 2by3Games have created an operational campaign game of the South Pacific during World War II. Read more