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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THE PAJAMA PILOT • On December 7, 1941, Phil Rasmussen raced to his plane the moment he spotted a Japanese aircraft in the sky over Wheeler Army Airfield.
CRIME OR CULTURE? • Should European-American concepts of lawful warfare have been applied to what were long-established practices of the Dakota Indians?
PORTER TURRET RIFLE
‘GIVE ME…’ • For more than two centuries, those two words have been an essential and recurring element of our wartime vocabulary.
UNION 1, CONFEDERACY 1
WIRED FOR SUCCESS • Anson Stager, a brilliant executive of the Western Union Telegraph Company, had a lot to do with the North’s victory in the Civil War.
HOW INK WENT TO WAR
THE MAKING OF TORA! TORA! TORA! • Twentieth Century Fox wanted it to be “the most spectacular film ever made.” It may have been that—and more.
THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF ZHENG HE • Zheng He’s expansive projection of sea power represented a unique chapter in Chinese history.
BEFORE ETERNITY • James Jones built his best-selling novel, From Here to Eternity, around his real-life experiences as a U.S. Army private in Hawaii before World War II.
WAR CARDS • Tobacco companies and other firms once made them by the millions. Even today, collectors covet them.
THE VISIONARY • In the early 1900s, George Owen Squier saw the future better than anyone else in the U.S. Army.
CULTURE OF WAR
‘GUEST’ OF THE GESTAPO
THE FROGMAN WHO VANISHED • Lionel “Buster” Crabb, one of the Royal Navy’s most celebrated divers, disappeared while spying on a Russian warship in 1956.
SCENES FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC • “I tried to reflect the life of a soldier as he was going about his work,” Robert Greenhalgh once said of his drawings for Yank in World War II.
DRAWN & QUARTERED