Welcome to the Military History Carnival #25. This month’s entries range from the Ancient World to the Cold War, from North Korea and China to the English Channel. There are links here to works on military medicine, on deception on the Eastern Front of World War II, and on Stephen Ambrose.


Nikolaos Markoulakis submitted an article entitled “Political strategy of the Seleucid Empire in the region of Central Asia.”

Early Modern:

Thomas Snyder pointed out a post on maritime medicine and the battle of Gravelines, August 8, 1588.

20th Century:

Rich Landers sent in the mail correspondence of a World War I doughboy and his sister from 1918 (letters in reverse order: oldest at bottom), supplemented by a post explaining the recovery process from being gassed in World War I.

Alan Baumler sent in a link to the last cavalry charge in history?

Graham Jenkins submitted a link on the Soviet use of deception and maskirovka during the 1944 summer offensive, Operation Bagration.

Alan Baumler submitted an article on the use of violence in Maoist China.

Alan Baumler sent in the story of a Korean interpreter during the Korean-American War and after.

Graham Jenkins submitted another on the US-UK ‘special relationship’ during the Falklands War.

David Silbey sent in a series of posts discussing Stephen Ambrose: I, II, and III.


James Holoka pointed to the Michigan War Studies Review for wide-ranging book reviews.