Plagued by dysentery, malaria, hunger, and exhaustion, King Henry V and his weary soldiers prepare to face off against their French foes near the tiny village of Agincourt, in this painting by Sir John Gilbert.
Military Heritage

October 2005

Volume 7, No. 2

Cover: In Sight: Lord Dundonald’s Dash on Ladysmith, 1900, a scene from the Boer War. Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon,

October 2005

Military Heritage

Tarnished Hero’s Victory

By Eric Niderost

On the morning of October 11, 1776, Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold restlessly paced the deck of his flagship Congress. Read more

October 2005

Military Heritage, Editorial

The Controversial Harry “The Breaker” Morant

By Roy Morris Jr.

It is somehow fitting that the Boer War spanned the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, since the conflict itself represented both the last old-fashioned war and the first modern one. Read more

October 2005

Military Heritage, Communique


Dear Editors:

I have always believed that historical writers like myself should be corrected when they make mistakes. In my case, I will do so here. Read more

October 2005

Military Heritage, Soldiers

Sergeant Amos Humiston at Gettysburg

By Kevin Hymel

Two brigades of Confederate soldiers crested a slight hill above a wheat field and looked down on the blue clad soldiers waiting for them in the brickyard below. Read more

October 2005

Military Heritage, Intelligence

Franklin Roosevelt’s Pre-Pearl Harbor Intervention Plans

By Donald J. Young

This is a story of what might have been. If Japan had chosen to attack far-off British Malaya on December 7, 1941, instead of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, President Franklin Roosevelt was prepared to go before Congress and ask—for the first time in American history—for a declaration of war against a nation that had not fired the first shot against us. Read more

October 2005

Military Heritage, Militaria

Finnish Mosin Nagants

By Chuck Lewis

Deral Mosby is hooked. In a little over two years, the 58-year-old retired chemist’s collection of 20th-century military-surplus firearms has evolved from a handful of Russian Mosin Nagant infantry rifles valued at around $125 each to an ever-growing horde of Finnish military rifles and carbines, some of which are quite rare and worth considerably more. Read more

October 2005

Military Heritage, Books

The Icon of German Militarism

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

German Army Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg is regarded as a towering hero of World War I, the victor of the Battles of Tannenberg (1914) and the Masurian Lakes (1914 and 1915), as well as army chief of staff and master strategist. Read more