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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AT THE FRONT
A SCOT AT CERRO GORDO • George Ballentine, a Scottish weaver, sought a better life in the United States. He ended up fighting in the Mexican-American War.
THE EDUCATION OF WINFIELD SCOTT • His experiences in the War of 1812 and subsequent six-week captivity in Canada opened his eyes to the need for a professional regular army.
WAR AND PEACENIKS • After their military service, these distinguished warriors did a crisp about-face on the wisdom of armed conflict.
THE LOST CITY
THE SCAPEGOATING OF AN ADMIRAL • In 1756 British admiral John Byng failed “to use all possible means” to stop the French from taking Minorca. He paid for it with his life.
MEDIEVAL HAND GRENADE
THE SOLDIER’S FRIEND
‘ERNIE WAS ONE OF US’ • Ernie Pyle covered World War II from a soldier’s-eye view. Millions of loyal readers devoured every word.
BATTLE OF THE MOUNTS • In June 1864 two of the Civil War’s fiercest cavalry commanders faced off at Trevilian Station, Virginia.
THE SELF-MADE HERO • Arthur Guy Empey parlayed his brief service in World War I into a best-selling book and a career in Hollywood. Then he lost everything.
NOW SEE HERE • A gallery of devices designed to aid the naked eye
BASEBALL’S ODD MAN OUT • Morris “Moe” Berg was a brainy academic who spoke a dozen languages. He was also a spy.
CULTURE OF WAR
EXPLOSION OF THE MONSTER TORPEDO
WHEN DON HO FLEW • The legendary Hawaiian entertainer’s stint as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force launched him on the path to international fame.
SKETCHING A WAR’S TOLL • South Korea’s most famous cartoonist cut his teeth as an artist in the early 1950s while war raged through—and devastated—his homeland.
THE LAST POSTCARD • Miklós Radnóti
ACTIONS AND REDACTIONS
TODAY IN HISTORY • AUGUST 24, 1814
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