Military History Digest #355

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Ancient:

  •  A Roman Soldiers Medical Record | Warspot.net https://warspot.net/416-a-roman-soldier-s-medical-record

  •  Military Book Review Military History of Late Rome 284-361 https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2203

 

Medieval:

  •  The Other Norman Conquests The Victors of 1066 Also Fought Wars in the Mediterranean and Middle East - MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/09/01/the-other-norman-conquests-the-victors-of-1066-a...

 

Early Modern:

  •  Review Of Wim Klooster. the Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 432 Pp. Ill. $35.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8014-5045-7. Reviewed by Pamela McVay (Ursuline College)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55084

 

18th Century (to 1815):

  •  Masculinity in the Making: Exploring Manhood Within the Continental Army Age of Revolutions https://ageofrevolutions.com/2016/04/25/masculinity-in-the-making-exploring-manhood-within...

  •  Review Of Kevin John Weddle. the Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. Xvii + 519 Pp. $34.95 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-19-533140-0. Reviewed by Matthew Vajda (Kent State University)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56421

 

1815-1861:

  •  Military Book Review the World That Fear Made: Slave Revolts and Conspiracy Scares in Early America https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2197

 

Civil War

  •  #MoreHistory Event at Gettysburg September 18, 2021 - the Reconstruction Era https://thereconstructionera.com/morehistory-event-at-gettysburg-september-182021/?utm_sou...

  •  A Looming Threat to the Manassas National Battlefield Park | Bull Runnings https://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/a-looming-threat-to-the-manassas-national-ba...

  •  Cushings Raid Inside the Daring Mission to Destroy the Confederate Ironclad Albemarle - MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/09/05/cushings-raid-inside-the-daring-mission-to-destr...

  •  Military Book Review America's Good Terrorist: John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2201

  •  Military Book Review Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2199

  •  Military Book Review Tullahoma: The Forgotten Campaign That Changed the Course of the Civil War, June 23 - July 4, 1863 https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2196

  •  Pres. Trump and Gen. Milley Argue Over Army Bases With Confederate Names - the Reconstruction Era https://thereconstructionera.com/trump-and-gen-milley-argue-over-army-bases-with-confedera...

  •  Review - "Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command" By Kent Masterson Brown | Civil War Books and Authors https://cwba.blogspot.com/2021/09/review-meade-at-gettysburg-study-in.html

  •  Review Of Kenneth W. Noe. the Howling Storm: Climate, Weather, and the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020. 688 Pp. $59.95 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8071-7320-6. Reviewed by Lisa M. Brady (Boise State University)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55884

  •  Review Of Matthew M. Stith. Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2016. 232 Pp. (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8071-6314-6. Reviewed by Hannah Blubaugh (Miami University of Ohio)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=50561

  •  Rumors of War Arrives in the South | Perspectives on History | Aha https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/may-2020/e...

  •  Tales From the Army of the Potomac: Captain of the Coehorn Battery https://talesfromaop.blogspot.com/2021/08/captain-of-coehorn-battery.html?fbclid=IwAR0QYP7...

  •  The Road Not Taken by John Strausbaugh Summer 2021: Conflict/Resolution | The Wilson Quarterly https://www.wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/conflict-resolution/the-road-not-taken/?utm_camp...

  •  Voices From the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 2 | Articles | Civil War Monitor https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blogs/voices-from-the-army-of-northern-virginia-part-2

 

1865-1914

  •  Imperial Japans Forever War, 1895-1945 | the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus https://apjjf.org/2021/18/Barclay.html

  •  Military Book Review Bazaine 1870: Scapegoat for a Nation https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2198

 

First World War:

  •  #Reviewing the Forgotten Front https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2021/8/18/reviewing-the-forgotten-front

  •  Review Of Susan R. Grayzel, Tammy M. Proctor, Eds. Gender & the Great War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 300 Pp. $99.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-19-027107-7. Reviewed by Margaret Darrow (Dartmouth College)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=50509

 

Second World War:

  •  A Rare Discovery on the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of John Herseys Hiroshima | the New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/a-rare-discovery-on-the-seventy-fifth-annivers...

  •  Ams :: Feature Column :: The Legend of Abraham Wald http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/feature-column/fc-2016-06

  •  An Archaeology of Death Valley, Poland | Antiquity | Cambridge Core https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/an-archaeology-of-death-valley-p...

  •  Army University Press > Journals > Military Review > English Edition Archives > July-August-2021 > Modinger-Br-Essay https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Military-Review/English-Edition-Archives/July-Aug...

  •  Assault on Tulagi Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders First Operation of Ww2 - MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/30/assault-on-tulagi-inside-the-u-s-marine-raiders-...

  •  Clearing the Skies for the Red Army Part One: Learning From Failure From Balloons to Drones https://balloonstodrones.com/2021/08/18/clearing-the-skies-for-the-red-army-part-one-learn...

  •  Contributions of Indian Soldiers During Second World War Overlooked, Says Former Army Chief Vp Malik - the Week https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2021/09/06/contributions-of-indian-soldiers-during-secon...

  •  Guadalcanal Quintet | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2021/09/15/guadalcanal_quintet_794447.html

  •  Military Book Review Eighth Army Versus Rommel: Tactics, Training and Operations in North Africa 1940-1942 https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2200

  •  On Contract Amy Stanley https://www.amy-stanley.com/blog-1/on-contract

  •  One Womans Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia | Wired https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/?utm_sour...

  •  Pocket Guide to Japan https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabeticall...

  •  Review Of Alan Jeffreys. Approach to Battle: Training the Indian Army During the Second World War. Delhi: Primus Books, 2019. 249 Pp. $69.95 (Cloth), Isbn 978-93-5290627-7. Reviewed by Arjun Subramaniam (Indian Air Force [Ret.])  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56539

  •  Review Of Katarzyna Person. Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service During the Nazi Occupation. Translated by Zygmunt Nowak-Solinski. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. Illustrations. Xii + 232 Pp. $15.99 (E-Book), Isbn 978-1-5017-5408-1; $32.95 (Cloth), Isbn 978-1-5017-5407-4. Reviewed by Jadwiga Biskupska (Sam Houston State University)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56798

  •  The Most Air-Raid-Minded Town in Britain Airminded https://airminded.org/2021/09/09/the-most-air-raid-minded-town-in-britain/

  •  Where Did All the Wwii Us Army Black Combat Soldiers Go? | Reflections on War & Society https://dalecentersouthernmiss.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/where-did-all-the-wwii-us-army-bla...

 

Cold War:

  •  #Podcast an Interview With Dr Brian Laslie From Balloons to Drones https://balloonstodrones.com/2021/09/05/podcast-an-interview-with-dr-brian-laslie/

  •  Global Maritime History a Tale of Submarine Sightings and a Golden Goose. American-British-Canadian Intelligence Sharing in the Early Cold War - Global Maritime History https://globalmaritimehistory.com/a-tale-of-submarine-sightings-and-a-golden-goose-america...

  •  Mad COWs and Practical Wisdom - War on the Rocks https://warontherocks.com/2021/09/mad-cows-and-practical-wisdom/

  •  Review Of Michael Uhl. the War I Survived Was Vietnam: Collected Writings of a Veteran and Antiwar Activist. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 290 Pp. $29.95 (Paper), Isbn 978-1-4766-6614-3. Reviewed by Evan R Ash (Miami University of Ohio)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=50550

  •  Vietnam War Victims Seek Answers on Massacre From South Korea - the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/world/asia/vietnam-war-south-korea-massacre.html

  •  With America Out of a Major Foreign War, Time to End One at Home https://www.justsecurity.org/78203/with-america-out-of-a-major-foreign-war-time-to-end-one...

  •  Writing the Canadian Official Histories of the Second World War: The Problems With British Historical Liaison | Canadian Military History https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/writing-the-canadian-official-histories-of-the-second-w...

 

Post Cold War:

  •  Americas High-Tech Problem in Low-Tech Wars | Small Wars Journal https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/americas-high-tech-problem-low-tech-wars

  •  David Kilcullen: An Afghan and Iraq War Retrospective | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2021/08/17/david_kilcullen_an_afghan_and_iraq_war_retrosp...

  •  Departure of Private Contractors Was a Turning Point in Afghanistan Military Collapse https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/08/16/afghanistan-military-collapse-private-contractors/

  •  How I Failed My Afghan Comrades - Defense One https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/08/how-i-failed-my-afghan-comrades/184494/

  •  Human Security: People Not Governments - War Room - U.S. Army War College https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/podcasts/human-sec/

  •  Pentagon 9/11 https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabeticall...

  •  Review Of Sarah J. Zimmerman. Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers' Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020. 318 Pp. $80.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8214-2422-3. Reviewed by Sarah C. Dunstan (Queen Mary University London)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56031

  •  The Tel Aviv Plot - Lawfare https://www.lawfareblog.com/tel-aviv-plot

  •  What Went Wrong in Afghanistan? - Defense One https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/09/what-went-wrong-afghanistan/185061/

 

Naval:

  •  Needed Now: Victory at Seathe Sequel | Proceedings - August 2021 Volume 147/8/1,422 https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2021/august/needed-now-victory-sea-sequel?fbcli...

  •  Review Of Andrew Lambert. Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict That Made the Modern World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 320 Pp. $30.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-300-23004-8. Reviewed by Blake Earle (Texas a&m University of Galveston)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56246

  •  The Brown Water Navy in Vietnam: John Sherwood | Preble Hall https://naval-history-lyceum.simplecast.com/episodes/the-brownwater-navy-in-vietnam-john-s...

 

Thematic/Misc:

  •  #Reviewing the Other Face of Battle https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2021/9/14/reviewing-the-other-face-of-battle

  •  Battling the Samurai Myths: An Interview With Historian Karl Friday | Budo Japan https://budojapan.com/kenjutsu/20210714kf/

  •  Biden Administration Tells Ex-Trump Officials to Resign From Military Academy Advisory Boards or Be Dismissed - CNNPolitics https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/08/politics/trump-appointees-biden-boards/index.html

  •  Did Making the Rules of War Better Make the World Worse? | the New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/13/did-making-the-rules-of-war-better-make-the-...

  •  How a Grave Cleaner Uncovers the Past - Atlas Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-clean-gravestones

  •  Military Book Review the Other Face of Battle: America's Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2202

  •  Oh, the Humanity https://www.justsecurity.org/78135/oh-the-humanity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_camp...

  •  Recognising the Case for Recognition. Thoughts on Medals. | Thin Pinstriped Line https://thinpinstripedline.blogspot.com/2021/09/recognising-case-for-recognition.html

  •  Review Of Kerry F. Crawford. Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War. Washington, Dc: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 224 Pp. $29.95 (Paper), Isbn 978-1-62616-466-6; $89.95 (Cloth), Isbn 978-1-62616-465-9. Reviewed by Tuba Inal (University West)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=50709

  •  The Humanity of Michael Ratner, The Fabrications of Samuel Moyn https://www.justsecurity.org/78204/the-humanity-of-michael-ratner-the-fabrications-of-samu...

  •  The Lessons of Britains Counterinsurgency in Malaya | Perspectives on History | Aha https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/summer-201...

  •  There Is More War in the Classroom Than You Think - War on the Rocks https://warontherocks.com/2021/09/there-is-more-war-in-the-classroom-than-you-think/

  •  War Scares Seven Conflicts That Nearly Happened (But Didn't) - MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/09/01/war-scares-11-crises-in-which-conflict-between-t...

  •  Wars Have Beginnings and Ends https://politicalwire.com/2021/08/30/wars-have-beginnings-and-ends/

  •  Why the Afghan Army Folded - Defense One https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/08/why-afghan-army-folded/184593/

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