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.
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MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History
AT THE FRONT
THE 1918 SHOTGUN PROTEST • In the final year of World War I, the United States armed its forces on the Western Front with pump shotguns. Germany wasn’t pleased.
THE ANTIHERO OF GETTYSBURG • Union general Daniel E. Sickles felt that he got no respect for his role in the Civil War’s pivotal battle. So he decided to go on the offensive.
IL GRANDE PIANO
THE CHILD SOLDIER • Yussef Bazzi was just 15 years old when he joined one of the militia groups fighting in the Lebanese Civil War.
WONDER WOMEN • Throughout history women have taken up arms for all kinds of reasons. Here are the stories of eight who went to war—and why.
REPEATING CROSSBOW (CHUKONU)
MARILYN IN KOREA • In 1954 Marilyn Monroe interrupted her honeymoon to entertain the troops in Korea. She later said it was the first time she “felt like a star.”
STEPHEN CRANE AT THE FRONT • In April 1898 the world-famous writer set sail for Cuba to cover the Spanish-American War.
THE LONG WAR • With 9/11 as a catalyst, the U.S. Army’s small team of official soldier-artists portrayed the war on terrorism from many different perspectives.
SHOWDOWN AT BLAIR MOUNTAIN • In 1921 the largest labor uprising in U.S. history roiled West Virginia—and riveted the nation.
THE TAKING OF MONTFAUCON • Ninety years ago a soon-to-be-famous author wrote of his own experiences in World War I.
CULTURE OF WAR • Richard St. George joined the British Army to fight the American “rebels” in the Revolutionary War, took a bullet to the head in the battle of Germantown, and later retired to his family estates in County Cork only to be murdered during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. His untold story is explored in the exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier. Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, through February 17, 2020
CLASSIC DISPATCHES THE BATTALION OF DEATH
WAR STORIES D-DAY’S MOST VALUABLE PLAYER • Joe Pinder dreamed of pitching for a major league baseball team but never made it out of the minors. Then came his greatest performance.
POETRY ‘THIS BLOODY WAR’
ARTISTS THE AUTEUR • Samuel Fuller reinvented the American war movie with such gritty classics as The Steel Helmet, Fixed Bayonets, and The Big Red One.
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CIVIL WAR CONJUROR
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