Military History Magazine Helps Put the Ukraine Crisis Into Historical Perspective With its September Cover Story

For some, the Russian takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and the growing conflict in the region is largely a mystery. Military History magazine (http://www.historynet.com/magazines/military_history) helps puts the crisis into perspective by answering the question “Why do armies keep invading Crimea?”

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“From antiquity to the present day, Crimea has drawn vying powers wise to the advantages of a warm-water port and military projection from this pivot point amid Europe, Asia Minor and the Eurasian steppe,” says Military History’s editor, Stephen Harding.

Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

News junkies searching for insight into the crisis in Ukraine should pick up the September issue of Military History magazine (http://www.historynet.com/magazines/military_history) on sale July 1. The cover story—which answers the question “Why do armies keep invading Crimea?”—is written by Robert Citino, who digs deep into the region’s past as a target of conquerors.

Citino, a historian at the University of North Texas and author of “The German Way of War” and “Death of the Wehrmacht,” examines the Black Sea peninsula’s turbulent history, with emphasis on the 1853-56 Crimean War and the World War II German-Russian struggle. He also offers some insights on why it has such allure for would-be conquerors—including Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

“From antiquity to the present day, Crimea has drawn vying powers wise to the advantages of a warm-water port and military projection from this pivot point amid Europe, Asia Minor and the Eurasian steppe,” says Military History’s editor, Stephen Harding.

The Crimea cover story is an example of how the magazine helps provide accurate and insightful historical context to current events in an engaging and accessible way—a key mission of Weider History magazines, according to Editor-in-Chief Roger Vance

“This important piece in Military History is a perfect example of providing much needed non-partisan clarity to a complicated situation that could easily spin out of control,” Vance said.

Other topics in the September issue include the history and meaning of jihad; in-depth profiles of African warrior-king Shaka Zulu and World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York; and the rousing and ultimately tragic story of the Irishmen who fought for Mexico, and against the United States.

Weider History is the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. Its titles, in addition to Military History, include American History, British Heritage, America’s Civil War, Civil War Times, Aviation History, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Armchair General, Vietnam, World War II, and Wild West.

Subscriptions are available via Weider History’s HistoryNet.com (http://www.historynet.com). Single copies are sold in most major bookstores and newsstands. The magazine is represented by Russell Johns Associates (http://www.russelljohns.com).

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