MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History takes you on an exciting journey to the world's greatest battles and campaigns over the last 5,000 years, from ancient warfare through modern battles. Written by distinguished authors and historians who bring the world of history alive, the magazine covers in vivid detail the soldiers, leaders, tactics, and weapons throughout military history, and delivers it in an exquisitely illustrated, premium quality edition.
THE 2019 THOMAS FLEMING AWARD • FOR OUTSTANDING MILITARY HISTORY WRITING
AT THE FRONT
A NECK FOR A NECK? • In 1782, just a few years into its nationhood, the United States was forced to grapple with the issue of revenge as an instrument of war.
RED SCARE IN INDOCHINA
TORTURE BY WATER • Throughout the ages, water-based forms of torture have gone by many euphemisms, but the intent has nearly always been the same.
OOPS! • Mistakes will happen, even in the military. Here are six mishaps, miscalculations, and malfunctions that prove it.
TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES • In 1918 Captain George S. Patton Jr. sent his wife, Beatrice, a blow-by-blow account of his role in the Saint-Mihiel offensive.
LINCOLN’S MAGICIAN • In 1864 Harry Cooke performed for the president. Soon he was spying for the Union army.
THE AVIATOR • In 1914, as World War I erupted across Europe, James “Mac” McConnell knew he could no longer stay on the sidelines.
THE WASTE OF WAR • Lethal diseases have ravaged militaries across the millennia. Enemy No. 1: poor sanitation.
THEY SHOT THE WAR • An alternative newspaper for American GIs in Vietnam offered some raw glimpses into the conflict.
THE FOG FACTORY • In 1914, days after it declared war on Germany, Great Britain set up a secret propaganda bureau to help defeat the enemy.
CULTURE OF WAR
HIGHWAY TO HELL
BOURBON MAN AT BREAKNECK RIDGE • In 1944 a 30-year-old tank commander from a well-known Kentucky whiskey family made a name for himself at the Battle of Leyte.
THE RESURRECTIONIST • With They Shall Not Grow Old, director Peter Jackson has brought stunning realism to century-old footage of World War I.
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