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Armchair General March 2014 Issue – Germany’s Panzer Baron, Hasso von Manteuffel

Armchair General March 2014 Issue – Germany’s Panzer Baron, Hasso von Manteuffel

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  • Special Feature: Post–U.S. Afghanistan An ACG exclusive report on what to expect when American forces depart Afghanistan, written by Col. (Ret.) William V. Wenger, a former senior adviser and tactical adviser to police and military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Bonus Article: Steel pot Fact vs. fiction about the origins of world armies’ modern combat helmet. Did it really begin with a French soup bowl?
  • 10 Questions: Joe Bellino The US Naval Academy’s 1960 Heisman Trophy Winner talks about how football has changed in 50 years and about his meetings with JFK and Bob Hope.
  • Hard Choices: MacArthur’s Liberation of Manila; was Douglas MacArthur to blame for destroying the “Pearl of the Orient,” as many have claimed?
  • Battlefield Leader: Hasso von Manteuffel Germany’s World War II “Panzer Baron” who stood up to the Russians, the Americans—and Hitler.
  • Crisis Watch by Ralph Peters – What is the true lesson of Iraq—and everywhere else?
  • Web Extra: A Polish Reunion in Normandy, Conclusion, by Carlo D’Este
  • Dispatches – real heroes, destinations, special events and more


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  • Test your decision-making skills by choosing the best course of action for French and Indian War Ambush, 1757; Japanese Defense of Nomonhan, 1939; and Nelson at Trafalgar, 1805.
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  • Combat Decision # 61: Japanese Defense of Nomonhan, 1939
  • Combat Decision # 59: Polish Motorized Infantry Attack, 1944 – Outcome and Analysis
  • ONLINE EXTRA: FREE PC GAME! Download March to Baghdad, Episode 1: Decision at Tallil Air Base



  • Special Feature: Quantrill’s Lawrence Raid, 1863 The Civil War’s most notorious guerrilla attack
  • Extra Feature: Task Force Faith, Korea, 1950 U.S. Soldiers face Chinese troops in desperate combat
  • Bonus Article: Attack at Mers el Kebir, 1940 Britain’s Royal Navy smashes the French fleet in Algeria
  • 10 Questions: J.R. Martinez Interview with an inspiring Wounded Warrior who turned tragedy into triumph
  • Crisis Watch by Ralph Peters
  • Great Warriors: Buffalo Soldiers, 1866-1951 The U.S. Regular Army’s famed African-American cavalrymen and infantrymen
  • Battle Studies: Lam Son 719 The Vietnam War’s best historian examines the 1971 invasion of Laos.
  • Forgotten History: Vikings Attack Constantinople, 860 The “fury of the Norsemen” hits Byzantium’s capital in a surprise attack.
  • Battlefield Leader: Helmuth von Moltke the Elder Prussia’s brilliant chief of the General Staff
  • Interactive command articles in which YOU make the decisions! U.S. Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944; Anglo-Egyptian War, 1882; Yamashita invades Malaya, 1941-42

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  1. hi guys,
    Did you know that early 1942. Roosevelt despatched Congressman (aka Commander) Johnson to the Pacific to assess the situation? On a visit to New Guinea, the plane might have been on hazardous duty. Macarthur (el supremo) awarded our fearless emissary a high honour for gallantry.
    Appallingly, the pilot and crew received zilch.
    What was the real story behind the award? Did “Dug-out” Doug want Johnson to persuade FDR to make the Pacific a higher priority than Europe?
    After receiving the award, how could Johnson look any one (particularly a veteran) in the face?