Cover Story

By Stephen Roberts
The 1937 bombing altered the course of the Spanish Civil War and foreshadowed the horrors of World War II

Racing Headlong
By David T. Zabecki
Late in World War I American commanders tangled their forces in a costly race to reach a pointless objective

Dirty Deeds on D-Day +
By Bob Gordon
Canadian soldiers captured in Normandy faced murder at the hands of the SS

Birth of an Empire
By Brian M. English
In 168 BC Romans fought Macedonians for control of the Mediterranean world

Tombs of Memory
By Ellen Hampton
A posh Paris suburb cannot rid itself of steel and concrete reminders of World War II

China’s American Imperial General
By Tang Long
Massachusetts-born Frederick Townsend Ward led a Chinese army against Taiping rebels

On the cover: A German Heinkel He 111 B-2 bomber of the Condor Legion releases its payload over Republican-held positions during the 1936–39 Spanish Civil War. PHOTO: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images; photo illustration: Brian Walker

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Frank Blazich: Lessons From the Smithsonian

By Chuck Lyons
Explosive Heroism

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By James Byrne
Retreat of the 24th ID, Korea, 1950

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Hallowed Ground
By Paul X. Rutz
Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Indiana

War Games

War’s Unexpected Images

In the Archives

Pershing Makes an Army
By Edward G. Lengel
Gen. John J. Pershing worked hard to establish an independent American Expeditionary Force in World War I

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