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.
ANNOUNCING • The 2018 Thomas Fleming Awards for Outstanding Military History Writing
The Other Hitler
AT THE FRONT
KILL ORDERS • In 1902 Brigadier General Jacob H. Smith was court-martialed for ordering American soldiers to kill thousands of Filipino civilians.
WIRED WORDS • Used for war communications for the first time in the Crimean War, telegraphy transformed the conduct of battle—and enlivened the historical record.
THE RESISTER • “I must unburden my memory,” Odd Nansen wrote in the diary he secretly kept during his three and a half years in Nazi concentration camps, all the while wondering whether anyone would believe what he described.
FIJI WAR CLUB
SINNERS AND SAINTS
MUSKETGATE • The Civil War contracting scandal that took down a U.S. senator—and led to the passage of “Lincoln’s Law.”
THE TWO ARGONNES • Half a century after his father fought in the final Allied offensive of World War I, the author sought to recapture his experiences.
ARMS OF ARMAGEDDON • These remnants of the nuclear arms race speak to the Cold War’s grimmest realities.
FRONT MAN • Felice Beato took the new art of photography into faraway killing fields and fed his images to a hungry public.
ANOTHER CONTEMPTIBLE LITTLE ARMY? • It’s a cardinal sin of warfare to underestimate the enemy, but Germany did exactly that as it sized up U.S. military power in World War I.
‘THIS FRIGHTFUL CATASTROPHE’ • In defeating the Roman army, a Teutonic prince turned the tide of modern history.
CULTURE OF WAR
THE PAINTER PROVOCATEUR • Vasily Vereshchagin put himself in harm’s way to paint war as he saw it. In the process he became a pacifist.
FEAR VS. FREEDOM
DRAWN & QUARTERED