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.
BATTLE OF GRUNWALD, JULY 15, 1410
SHARPSBURG, MARYLAND, 1864
STRAIT OF MALACCA, APRIL 22, 1943
THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History
AT THE FRONT
DISPARATE JUSTICE • The punishments meted out in the Lichfield courts-martial of 1946 underscored the long-held belief that military justice is far from fair.
‘A MOST REMARKABLE CONFLICT’ • Two weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg, a newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, published this eyewitness account of what had happened.
A NEW KIND OF FIREPOWER • Christopher Spencer’s seven-shot repeating rifle gave Union forces in the Civil War a fearsome edge against their Confederate enemies.
‘WAR IS…’ • A through-the-ages compendium of definitions by poets, philosophers, historians, heads of state, military leaders, critics, writers, and others
PEDAL TO THE METAL
SUMMER OF ’42 • It was wartime in the nation’s capital, and fear was everywhere. Were Nazi submarines landing saboteurs on American beaches?
CRAPSHOOT IN CASSINO • In 1944 a soon-to-befamous photographer wrote of his harrowing experiences in one of World War II’s longest and bloodiest battles.
DAWN OF THE NUCLEAR AGE • In 1946 three U.S. military artists were on hand as two atomic bombs were detonated at Bikini Atoll.
EYE IN THE SKY • The Norden bombsight achieved legendary status in World War II but never lived up to its promised precision.
REVOLT OF THE IONIANS • The Greek cities of Asia Minor tried mightily to free themselves from Persian subjugation. But their rebellion ultimately backfired.
CULTURE OF WAR
THE SHORT GOODBYE • “Once you have had to lead a platoon into direct machine-gun fire,” Raymond Chandler would later write, “nothing is ever the same again.”
FALLEN STAR • German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a pioneer of the European avant-garde movement. This self-portrait is his most famous work.
PLOTS AND SUBPLOTS
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