In Isigny, two French women and a boy help American soldiers read French.

December 2014

Volume 14, No. 1

Cover: Germans swarm around American vehicles destroyed during the opening hours of the Battle of the Bulge.
Photo: National Archives.

December 2014

WWII History

A Soldier Remembers the Pearl Harbor Attack

By John Sanford Baird

At about 8 am on the morning of December 7, 1941, I stood on the third-floor deck of a red brick barracks that looked across the Schofield Barracks golf course toward the infantry barracks that housed much of the U.S. Read more

December 2014

WWII History

The Fall of Beijing, 1937

By Jiaxin Du

Most people think that World War II broke out on September 1, 1939, when the Wehrmacht crossed the German-Polish border. Read more

December 2014

WWII History, Books

Military Book Reviews: December 2014

By Christopher Miskimon

One morning in early January 1882, Japan took its first unknowing step toward eventual world war. On that day Mutsuhito, the emperor of Japan, handed a document known as the Imperial Rescript to Soldiers and Sailors to Army Minister, Oyama Iwao. Read more

December 2014

WWII History, Simulation Gaming

Game Reviews: Hearts of Iron IV

By Joseph Luster & James Hart

Considering the fact that grand strategy game Hearts of Iron III came out back in 2009, the wait for the proper numbered sequel has been a long one. Read more