Military Heritage

Summer 2020

Volume 22, No. 2

Cover: Jacques-Louis David’s famous painting depicts young Napoleon Bonaparte’s bold and masterful crossing of the Alps. The painting was intended to commemorate Napoleon’s second foray into Italy in 1800.
Image: Alamy

Summer 2020

Military Heritage

Outfoxed in the Sinai

By Joshua Shepherd

Late on the evening of June 5, 1967, a flight of Sikorsky S-58 helicopters sped low above the sands of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Read more

Summer 2020

Military Heritage

The Arab-Israeli Six Day War Timeline

By William Welsh

JUNE 5

Israel launches a preemptive airstrike known as Operation Focus against Egyptian air bases in the morning with its French-supplied fighter bombers. Read more

Summer 2020

Military Heritage, Valor

Eugene A. Carr’s Heroic Stand

By William E. Welsh

Union artillery shells burst in the trees at the north end of Cross Timber Hollow as Confederates in gray and butternut-colored uniforms creeped through the tangled underbrush on both sides of Telegraph Road. Read more

Crewmen stand on the deck of U-47 as the submarine returns from a successful war patrol in 1939. Every member of the crew was decorated for the sinking of Royal Oak.

Summer 2020

Military Heritage, Soldiers

World War II’s Most Daring U-boat Attack

By Alexander Zakrzewski

On the evening of October 13, 1939, sailors aboard the British battleship HMS Royal Oak had no reason to believe they were in danger of anything other than cold and boredom. Read more