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TODAY IN HISTORY MAY 6, 1996
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Americans vs. the British—and Germans
Rescuing Norway’s Gold in World War II • Norway’s king and the nation’s treasure were top targets for the German invaders.
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History • SUMMER 2023 VOL. 35, NO.4
AT THE FRONT
LICENSE TO KILL • Hitler’s 1941 “Commissar Order” during Operation Barbarossa directed the systematic murder of Red Army political officer POWs by German forces.
TOP TEN ONE-EYED COMMANDERS • Despite physical impairment, these captains let nothing stand in the way of their vision for war.
MINING MEDIEVAL PAPERWORK • The Soldier Rolls of the Exchequer reveal the size, make-up and composition of England’s medieval armies.
M18A1 CLAYMORE MINE
ERWIN ROMMEL: TOLMEIN OFFENSIVE, 1917 • Put yourself in Rommel’s shoes as he blazes a path through the mountains of Slovenia.
BRITAIN’S COURAGEOUS WARLORD
YOUNG WINSTON CHURCHILL AT WAR • The future British WWII Prime Minister catapulted to fame after a series of dangerous adventures in South Africa during the Second Boer War.
NIGHTMARE IN BURMA • Merrill’s Marauders endured grueling challenges and a determined enemy during six months of jungle warfare. Only 4 out of every 100 survived.
CAESAR’S GAMBLE • The famed Roman conqueror thought Gaul an easy target—until a vicious new enemy rose against him.
A SOLDIER BETRAYED • Alfred Dreyfus served his country with honor—yet found himself falsely accused of spying due to antisemitic prejudices.
THE ART OF HORSE ARMOR • Warriors’ ‘faithful steeds’ needed their own protection in battle–and sometimes extra pizzazz.
IMPALED ON QUILL AND SWORD • Why the Great Khan’s armies failed to crush Korea.
CULTURE OF WAR
HUMAN LITTER AND EVIL DEVICES • The story of D-Day as told by the beaches themselves.
MEN OF HARLECH • This fight song has inspired people from 18th century Wales to New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
THE HUSSAR COAT • A coat for daring mounted warriors sparked endless embellishment.
FREDERICKSBURG’S WOUNDED WARRIORS • The famed author of Little Women’s first book originated when she tended to wounded soldiers in the aftermath of one of the war’s bloodiest battles.
ON COMBAT IN THE EAST
FACES OF WAR