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MHQ:The Quarterly Journal of Military History • SUMMER 2021 VOL. 33, NO. 4
MATTERS OF PROPORTION • Societies throughout history have struggled with the matter of who, or what, can be a legitimate target for military action.
POX AMERICANA • An epidemic ripped through the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Caleb Haskell lived to write about it.
GREAT DECEIVERS • In one way or another, these 10 famous prestidigitators used their talents to serve their countries in time of war.
IN THE BULL’S-EYE
ARMS AND THE MEN • What’s this striking art deco building doing in the middle of the nation’s most important Civil War battlefield?
JOINT DIRECT ATTACK MUNITION
BIRTH OF A NOTION (OR TWO)
POLAND’S MEN IN BLUE • Józef Haller dreamed of an army that would help bring about the return of an independent Poland.
LAST GASP AT GRANVILLE • In 1945 a German raiding force from the Channel Islands launched a daring attack on a port in Allied-occupied France.
THE TIME FACTOR • In wars throughout history, for better or for worse, the clock has always been ticking.
BANKING ON WAR • Vintage realms of the coin…
THE HELLFIGHTER • “He was our benefactor and inspiration,” Eubie Blake, the jazz great, once said of James Reese Europe, who wielded a baton, not a rifle, for much of World War I.
CULTURE OF WAR
EYES ON AN INVASION
THE ENLISTEE • When the United States entered World War I in 1917, Ernest Peixotto was eager to lend his hand to the effort.
THE AIRMAN • A dramatic scene in 1917, the film directed by Sam Mendes, set the author on the trail of his grandfather in World War I.
ODE TO A PATRIOT
Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty
The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom
Roman Britain’s Missing Legion: What Really Happened to IX Hispana?
A CARDINAL IN HAWK’S CLOTHING