Military Heritage

November 2019

Volume 21, No. 3

Cover: An Allied soldier prepares to go over the top during the
brutal trench warfare of World War I.
Photo: AKG Images

T-26 Pershing tank

November 2019

Military Heritage

Clash of Heavy Tanks at Cologne

By Christopher Miskimon

Sergeant Nicholas Mashlonik watched closely as the Panzerkampfwagen (PzKpfw) VI Tiger heavy tank rampaged through the village of Elsdorf in the Rhineland-Westphalia region of Germany on February 27, 1945. Read more

battle of Nashville

November 2019

Military Heritage

Rebel Gamble at Nashville

By Frank Jastrzembski

“Oh, the Lord, Henry but didn’t the Rebs get the devil sure enough,” Private Charles Grundy of the 10th Illinois Infantry Regiment wrote to a friend three days after the conclusion of the Battle of Nashville fought December 15-16, 1864. Read more

November 2019

Military Heritage

Canadian Valor at the Battle of Amiens

By Mike Phifer

The drone of a Royal Air Force bomber could be heard overhead in the early morning of August 8, 1918, as it flew up and down the Allied line near Amiens, France. Read more

November 2019

Military Heritage

Admiral Satan

By Victor Kamenir

French Admiral Pierre-Andre de Suffren de Saint Tropez did not fit the image of a dashing naval officer. Read more

Fetterman massacre

November 2019

Military Heritage

Fetterman Massacre on the Bozeman Trail

By David A. Norris

The U.S. cavalrymen posted at Fort Laramie in the Dakota Territory on Christmas Day 1866 celebrated the holiday with a full dress garrison ball despite subzero temperatures and more than a foot of snow on the ground. Read more

November 2019

Military Heritage, Editorial

“All of the Indians are just now liable to become hostile.”

The Lakota were one of four major branches of the Native American peoples known as the Sioux. They were forced to shift west in the 17th and 18th centuries when their Native American enemies, one of which was the Chippewa, received firearms from French traders. Read more

RAF Lancaster dam buster

November 2019

Military Heritage, Weapons

The RAF’s Dambusting Lancaster Bomber

By John E. Spindler

In the summer of 2018 a British father and son who were catching crabs along Reculver Beach in Kent stumbled upon a historical item of intense value. Read more

Boer soldiers armed with Mauser repeating rifles in shoulder-high trenches on the far bank of the Modder River laid down a sheet of fire against the advancing British.

November 2019

Military Heritage, Soldiers

Boer General Jacobus De La Rey

By William E. Welsh

In the early weeks of the Second Boer War, General Jacobus Hercules De La Rey suggested a way to overhaul the tactics of his fellow Boers in a way that would prove devastating to his British opponents. Read more

November 2019

Military Heritage, Intelligence

The Shot That Killed British General James Wolfe

By Blaine Taylor

Before the Battle of Quebec, which would ensure him immortality in British military annals, one of General James Wolfe’s captains said of him, “No man can display greater activity than he does.” Read more

November 2019

Military Heritage, Games

Refight Aims for Warship Glory

By Joseph Luster

Refight: The Last Warship is a free-to-play strategy game from Chinese developer Fantian, and it originally launched on PC via Steam Early Access back in May 2019. Read more