Naval War College Review

Volume 67, Number 4 (2014) Autumn

Willie and Joe, perennial characters in Bill Mauldin’s famous series of World War II cartoons produced at the front in the European theater and published in the armed forces newspaper Stars and Stripes, react to the full realization of their just-ended predicament in the Anzio beachhead. They would have been even more appalled had they been aware of the archival research, especially bearing on the German preparations for and response to this 1944 Allied amphibious assault, that informs Dr. Milan Vego’s analysis in this issue.

Full Issue


Autumn 2014 Full Issue
The U.S. Naval War College

From the Editor


From the Editors
Carnes Lord

President's Forum


Intellectual Awakenings
P. Gardner Howe III



Navy Nexus
Walter E. Carter Jr. and John E. Jackson


Nicholas Rostow

Book Reviews


Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century
John B. Hattendorf and Geoffrey Till


Wargames: From Gladiators to Gigabytes
Stephen Downes-Martin and Martin van Creveld


Submarine Cables: The Handbook of Law and Policy
David O’Connell, Burnett R. Douglass, Robert C. Beckman, and Tara M. Davenport

Reflections on Reading


Reflections On Reading
John E. Jackson

Additional Writing


In My View
Jonathan Wright


The cartoon appeared in Mauldin’s first book-length collection, Up Front, published in 1945 and never out of print since. The Library of Congress is a good resource on his long career as a writer, editorial cartoonist, and even candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives—see www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/mauldin.

© Bill Mauldin 1944. Courtesy of Bill Mauldin Estate LLC