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Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Armchair Reading

Armchair General September 2013 Issue – WWII’s Greatest Division Battle

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  • Special Feature: Why Mali Matters—The Islamist takeover offers terrorists a safe haven in northwest Africa. CORRECTION: The map that appears on pg.45 inadvertently contains the wrong scale. Click here to see the map of Mali with the revised, correct scale.
  • Feature: Indian National Army, 1942-45—The Japanese created an army of POWs to fight Britain
  • 10 Questions: Sergeant Salvatore Giunta—The first living Medal of Honor recipient after the Vietnam War
  • Battle Studies: General Balck at the Chir River, 1942. This German general led one of history’s greatest divisional battles.
  • Crisis Watch by Ralph Peters – “Sorting the Chaos” Why the Arab Spring jumped off the rails
  • Web Extra 1: Trek to Kiangan and Back. A visit to the Philippines’ Kiangan War Memorial Shrine.
  • Web Extra 2: Hidden Gem of Louisville: Frazier History Museum
  • Web Extra 3: Laurel Hill Cemetery: Valhalla of Philadelphia
  • Dispatchesreal heroes, destinations, special events and more


  • Must-Read/Must-See Books and DVDs
  • Game Reviews
  • Mailbag
  • Test your decision-making skills by choosing the best course of action for the German glider assault on Fort Eben Emael, 1940; World War I in Africa, 1914; and Rommel defends Normandy, 1944.
  • Play It! Play the history you read; ACG‘s list of recommended wargames for all eras
  • Combat Decision # 58: World War I in Africa, 1914
  • Combat Decision # 56: British Rifle Brigade in World War I, 1915 – Outcome and Analysis
  • ONLINE EXTRA: FREE PC GAME! Download March to Baghdad, Episode 1: Decision at Tallil Air Base


  • Special Feature: To End All Wars—Versailles, 1919
  • Bonus Article: Battle of Honey Springs, 1863—How Union forces won the “Gettysburg of the Indian Territory”
  • 10 Questions: Colonel Warren Wiedhahn—A decorated Marine veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars answers ACG‘s questions
  • Crisis Watch by Ralph Peters
  • Great Warriors: Japanese Army Infantrymen, 1941-45
  • Battle Studies: Great Siege of Jerusalem, 70 AD – How Roman legions crushed the Zealots’ Revolt. By Ralph Peters.
  • Forgotten History: Kubla Khan’s Mongol Navy.
  • Battlefield Leader: Hitler’s Fatal Successes
  • Interactive command articles in which YOU make the decisions! Mexican War Artillery, 1846; Polish Motorized Infantry World War II Attack; and Operation Goodwood, 1944

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