Cover Story

Father of the Navy
By David Harris
Irish-born John Barry fought for America and helped create its navy

The Forest for the Trees
By Michael D. Hull
Focused on victory, American planners entangled GIs in the thick of the Hürtgen Forest

Bohemian Catastrophe
By Don Hollway
The Thirty Years’ War should have ended in 1620 atop a mountain near Prague, but…

Choosing Sides
From flintlocks to modular pistol systems, American military sidearms have become more dependable and increasingly more lethal

Oz in ‘Nam
By Richard Willis
Australia’s Vietnam War experience included both in-country combat success and domestic political turmoil

The River Ran Red
By Kelly Bell
Seeking to avenge a Zulu massacre, Afrikaners faced seemingly impossible odds

On the cover: U.S. Navy Commodore John Barry poses by the cannon of one of his many commands in this Wilfred I. Duphiney portrait, which hangs in the Rhode Island State House. PHOTO: Kingsborough Community College

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