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
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THE PERILS OF AMBIGUITY • Two American cases from wars 63 years apart illustrate how the misinterpretation of a commander’s intent can result in tragedy.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARSHALL • In 1927 George C. Marshall took over the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning. The old system there was soon headed for the junk heap.
SURRENDER OF THE RISING SUN • T. L. Deglin, who was a public relations officer in the U.S. Army during World War II, saw the Japanese surrender at close range.
NOW PLAYING IN A THEATER…
REVOLTING RATIONS • Through the ages soldiers have had to stomach all kinds of food that can only be described as awful. Here’s a sampling.
THE KEY MAN
CHEAP SHOT • In 1940 Britain desperately needed a submachine gun that could be made for about $10. The Sten gun fit the bill.
SOLDIER OF MISFORTUNE • Homer Lea’s dreams of military glory led him to a starring role in the Chinese revolution.
STEICHEN’S WAR • In 1942 legendary photographer Edward Steichen took on an ambitious assignment for the U.S. Navy.
THE DARKEST WEEK • In 1899 the Boers handed the British Army three humiliating defeats in southern Africa.
GREMLINS! • It’s an old pilot’s tale: the idea that airplanes are sometimes infested with tiny mischief makers.
CULTURE OF WAR
KNIGHT OF THE AIR
‘WE ARE THE ONES’
THE LEADING MAN • In 1942, disconsolate over his wife’s death, Clark Gable enlisted in the U.S. Army. Then he nearly lost his own life in the skies over Germany.
NEW MEETS OLD • Maurice Busset used an age-old medium—wood-block prints—to depict Germany’s terrifying air raids on Paris during World War I.
WRATH AND AFTERMATH
DRAWN & QUARTERED