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TODAY IN HISTORY • JANUARY 16, 2001
MHQ:The Quarterly Journal of Military History • SUMMER 2022 VOL. 34, NO. 4
AT THE FRONT
BECOMING “THE RED BARON” • In 1917, World War I’s “ace of aces,” Manfred von Richthofen, authored a book recounting his war experiences. His secret to success was having a great teacher.
LAYING OFF THE LASH • Attitudinal changes in the 19th-century U.S. and British militaries—and within society in general—gradually ended corporal punishment.
GETTYSBURG’S FAMOUS MAPS • Two unique maps inspired generations of visitors to America’s most famous battlefield.
THE RAINBOW’S TRAIL
10 ACCURATE BATTLE FILMS • World War II movies that tell it like it was
PATTON’S TRUSTY LEICA
GHOSTS OF THE GLORIOUS • On June 8, 1940, two German battle cruisers sank the British carrier HMS Glorious and its escorts. But questions linger over what really happened that day.
PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE • In World War II, John Steinbeck, the acclaimed novelist, turned his talents to a masterpiece of anti-Nazi propaganda.
THROUGH PATTON’S EYES • Old Blood and Guts’s personal photographs reveal how he saw the war from North Africa to Germany.
WAR GAMES • Charles S. Roberts never intentionally set out to invent a widely popular new pastime, but fate led him to it.
BLOODY STALEMATE • Despite suffering casualties in the millions, neither side in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War achieved much of lasting value.
CULTURE OF WAR
SURGEON WITH A CAUSE • A brush with death radicalized Norman Bethune. A self-proclaimed socialist, he traveled to France and China in the 1930s to fight fascism.
STILL INSPIRING FREEDOM
BODY OF WORK • Among the squadron markings of World War I, every picture told a story.
DRAWN & QUARTERED