MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History Spring 2020

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 2020 thomas fleming award

Call for Entries MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History is pleased to invite submissions for the 2020 Thomas Fleming Award, named for an esteemed historian who was a valued contributor to MHQ in a writing career spanning more than 50 years. For the past three years MHQ has sought to honor Tom Fleming’s remarkable contributions to the field by inviting our readers—some of the world’s most knowledgeable amateur and professional military historians—to submit original articles on topics that relate to military history. The winner will receive $5,000, and MHQ will publish the winning article in a future issue. The Fine Print Articles submitted must be original and must not have been published elsewhere in whole or in part. Articles must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. One submission per entrant. Entries must note…

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On October 7, 1777, during the second year of the Revolutionary War, Continental forces intercepted some 1,500 British troops led by Major General John Burgoyne as they advanced toward Saratoga, New York, in an attempt to reconnoiter the American left flank. There, in an open wheat field, they were met by a division of Continental infantry, including Colonel Daniel Morgan’s riflemen. After an hour of fierce fighting, Burgoyne’s troops retreated to their redoubts at Freeman’s Farm, but the following day the forces of Major General Horatio Gates, the American commander, surrounded them. Nine days later Burgoyne surrendered his troops, handing a decisive victory to the Americans. (See “Burgoyne’s Big Fail,” by Willard Sterne Randall, page 42.) Today, nearly 250 years later, archaeologists are using various artifacts recovered from the wheat field—musket…

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BATTLE OF WORCESTER, WORCESTER, ENGLAND, 1651 Oliver Cromwell’s 28,000-man New Model Army crushes the Royalist (mostly Scottish) forces of King Charles II in the final battle of the English Civil War. TODAY: Archaeologists uncover the first physical evidence of the battle—musket and pistol balls, belt buckles, and other artifacts—at the bottom of a river valley. LEVANTE OFFENSIVE, VALENCIA, SPAIN, 1938 As they battle the Falangist troops of General Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War, Republican forces adopt “No Pasaran!” (They Shall Not Pass) as a rallying cry. TODAY: The Valencian government moves to exhume all mass graves that contain the remains of those summarily executed by Franco’s forces during and after the war. COLOGNE, GERMANY, MARCH 6, 1945 U.S. Army corporal Clarence Smoyer (top row, no helmet) and his tank crew take a break…

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Raising Cain The Winter 2020 issue of MHQ contains an article written 90 years ago by James M. Cain that is of great interest to me and my family. My grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Wildrick, was the G-3 (Operations) officer for the 79th Division during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918 and would have been the recipient of the messages that Cain, as a runner in the Headquarters Troop, carried between the HQ and the subordinate units described in the article. I have my grandfather’s maps and papers from the war, including some combat field messages that were surely carried by Cain. In November 2018, during the World War I Centennial, a friend and I spent a week on the battlefield traversing the land fought over by the 79th and described by…

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Who Was First? Eugene Bullard, the first African American fighter pilot, entered the French air service through the Lafayette Flying Corps in 1917. Was he the first black airman to shoot down an enemy plane? Paul Westerbrook Bloomington, Indiana Bullard, who was already a decorated infantryman in the Foreign Legion, claimed to have shot down two German fighters while serving in escadrille Spa.85 in November 1917. He lacked the witnesses to get a confirmation by strict French standards, however, and German records show no matching casualties. There was at least one black French colonial, Sergeant Pierre Réjon from La Trinité, Martinique, who after qualifying as a pilot on September 26, 1917, became a fighter pilot with escadrilles N.160 and N.84 before he settled in Spa.62 (above photo). Flying a Spad VII he christened Zaza after…

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Marilyn in Korea In 1954 she broke off her honeymoon to entertain the troops. She said it was the first time she felt “like a star.” By Liesl Bradner Search Online Visit, with more than 13,000 articles and exclusives MHQ Subscriptions PRINT, TABLETS, and READERS Shop at KINDLE NOOK ZINIO Follow MHQ FACEBOOK TWITTER E-NEWSLETTER Sign up at:…