January 2005

Volume 4, No. 1

Cover: German General Heinz Guderian looks out from his command vehicle while in France during the summer of 1940. Photo courtesy of The Art Archive

Rifles in hand, a French patrol proudly poses for the camera in front of a log blockhouse fortification atop a rocky outcrop in Belgium.

January 2005

WWII History

The 1940 Battle of Gembloux

By Jonathan F. Keiler

On May 10, 1940, a daring group of German parachutists descended on the mighty Belgian fortress of Eben Emael, compelled its surrender, and opened the way for the German Army’s drive into Belgium. Read more

January 2005

WWII History, Editorial

Famous Military Commanders: Admiral Philip Vian

By the time the British Pacific Fleet began staging air strikes against the Japanese in the spring of 1945, its aircraft carrier commander had already seen plenty of naval action since the beginning of World War II. Read more

January 2005

WWII History, Dispatches


Dear Editors,

I received the November issue of your magazine today and I enjoyed it very much. I found one item in this particular issue troubling though. Read more

January 2005

WWII History, Books


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

It is a gamble at best, and an invitation to disaster at worst,” writes Ed Ruggero of the first large scale U.S. Read more