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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RIGHTS OF PASSAGE • Where do a nation’s territorial waters end and the high seas begin? This long-contentious question remains hotly disputed today.
SHOWDOWN ON LAKE ERIE • In 1813 Samuel R. Brown took part in a key battle in what he called “the Second War of Independence.”
A JEWEL IN MILITARY GOTHIC • The Cadet Chapel at West Point, with all the power and grandeur of a medieval fortress, is an architectural masterpiece inside and out.
A 1914 BESTIARY
BUCKETWORTHY BATTLEFIELDS • Here are 10 hallowed grounds to visit before you die.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
NO GUNS, NO GLORY • To supply American patriots with the weapons needed to fight the well-armed British regulars, the founders of the fledging nation turned abroad.
WORLD WAR II’S CAN-DO CITY • Almost overnight, Evansville, Indiana, found itself transformed by defense contracts into a hotbed of U.S. military production.
OUR MAN IN HAVANA • In 1896 Harry Scovel went to Cuba to report on the revolt against Spanish rule. Soon he was one of the world’s best-known war correspondents.
LIFE SAVERS • A gallery of objects that, in war, have often meant the difference between life and death.
WITNESS TO THE WHITE WAR • During World War I an ambitious newspaper correspondent made it his mission to cover the fighting on what he called “the roof of the world.”
CULTURE OF WAR
THE LAST CASUALTY
A CHEF IN CRIMEA • Was Alexis Soyer the first celebrity chef? “He is the most ridiculous man,” an acquaintance observed, “but quite perfect in his way.”
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
WARRIORS & WEAPONS
MR. PEANUT Goes to War