Military Heritage

May 2018

Volume 19, No. 6

Cover: A soldier from the 1st SS Panzergrenadier Division photographed in front of destroyed American vehicles during the Battle of the Bulge.
Photo: National Archives

Battle of the Bulge

May 2018

Military Heritage

Race to the Meuse

By William E. Welsh

The American airborne troops shivered in their foxholes as temperatures plummeted on Christmas Eve 1944. Behind them to the east lay the beleaguered town of Bastogne. Read more

May 2018

Military Heritage

The Lion’s Last Roar

By Eric Niderost

King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden rode forward confidently, digging his heels into Streiff, his war horse, signaling the animal to quicken his pace and jump the ditch that was just ahead. Read more

May 2018

Military Heritage

Morgan’s Northern Strike

By David A. Norris

Stepping off of two captured river steamboats, the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and the 9th Tennessee Cavalry set foot in Indiana on July 8, 1863. Read more

A Greek trireme rams a Persian trireme in Salamis Bay while hoplites and archers engage each other with spears and arrows.

May 2018

Military Heritage

High Stakes at Salamis

By Erich B. Anderson

As the sun rose shortly after dawn on a morning in late September 480 BC, 170 rowers densely packed on three tiers within an Athenian warship strenuously pushed their oars to propel their vessel forward as fast as possible. Read more

May 2018

Military Heritage

English Civil War Battle of Dunbar, 1650

By Don Hollway

In July 1637 few Scots or English would have guessed the result when Edinburgh minister James Hannay preached from the Book of Common Prayer, and street merchant Jenny Geddes threw her footstool at his head. Read more

May 2018

Military Heritage, Weapons

Weapons: The Hand Grenade

By William F. Floyd, Jr.

During the five-month Japanese siege of Russian-held Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 both sides employed hand grenades. Read more

May 2018

Military Heritage, Soldiers

Soldiers: Marine Colonel David Lownds

 

By William E. Welsh

The Marines patrolling outside Khe Sanh Combat Base watched three enemy soldiers dart across an access road and dive into the protective edge of a tract of woods. Read more

May 2018

Military Heritage, Books

Inside Washington’s Battle Tactics

By Christopher Miskimon

The fate of the American Revolution seemed bleak indeed in December 1776. New Jersey was on the verge of collapse with many of its residents swearing new oaths of loyalty to Great Britain. Read more