November 2003

Volume 2, No. 6

Cover: America Strikes Back, by Robert Taylor. Painting
© Robert Taylor, courtesy of The Military Gallery.

Fire from the guns of the Australian cruiser HMAS Perth splits the darkness in the opening moments of the Battle of Sunda Strait on February 25, 1942. The Australian vessel and the American cruiser Houston were lost in action against the Japanese.

November 2003

WWII History

Heroic Fight Against Long Odds

By John Wukovits

The haggard American sailors aboard the limping cruiser hoped that the journey upon which they had just embarked was the long-expected voyage back to the United States. Read more

November 2003

WWII History, Dispatches

Colonel Charles Hunter

Dear Editor,

I would like to make some corrections to Michael Hull’s otherwise excellent article, “Frank Merrill’s Jungle Trek” (July 2003). Read more

November 2003

WWII History, Books

The Wehrmacht

By Michael D. Hull

Between September 1939 and November 1941, the German Army inflicted crushing defeats on Polish, Dutch, Belgian, Norwegian, French, British, and Soviet Armies, achieving in a matter of months what had been impossible during four bloody years of attrition on the Western Front in 1914-18. Read more