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Roy Stevenson - Military History Articles

Roy Stevenson enjoys researching and writing about all aspects of military history, military vehicles, fortifications and artillery, signals and communications, airborne history, and military museums, memorials and cemeteries.

Roy has over 150 published articles on these topics in thirty magazines and newspapers, in the US, England, and New Zealand. He writes a regular military museum column for Military Magazine. Some of these publications include: Air International, Airborne Quarterly, Armchair General, Army Motors, Artilleryman, Classic Arms & Militaria, Classic Military Vehicle, Jets Monthly, Military Machines International, Scale Military Modeler International, Strategy & Tactics, Warbird Digest, and World War II Quarterly.

Here is a small sampling of Roy's military history articles. Select the cover image to view the entire article.


Aviation History
September 2011
The Boneyard
The world's 2nd largest air force stretches wing to wing across four square miles of Arizona desert. Roy visits Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG facility.


WWII Quarterly
Summer 2011
London's Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum in Chelsea, London, is easily acknowledged as the Holy Grail of them all - the one you must definitely visit when in London.


Scale Military Modeller International
April 2011
A World of Armour
The Parola tank museum is superb, in a park-like setting, exhibiting the history of the Finnish armoured and anti-tank defence forces from 1917 and beyond.


Renaissance
Issue #77
Medieval and Renaissance Cannon and Artillery
Renaissance and Medieval cannon and artillery are the forerunners of modern artillery. Read about the history of cannon, artillery, gunpowder and more.


Classic Arms & Militaria
Feb/Mar 2011
Royal Collection
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, West Yorkshire, may well be the world’s finest repository of antique weapons and armour.


Army Motors
Fall 2010
The MV Collection at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington
The Fort Lewis Military Vehicle Collection includes well-preserved vehicles and the overview of Fort Lewis’s proud role in U.S. military history - a museum worth visiting WA.


Jeep Action
August 2010
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Military jeeps, utility trailers and much more can be found at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon.


Military Magazine
April 2010
Musee de la Batterie Merville, Merville, France
Roy Stevenson visits the scene of the daring night invasion of the Merville Gun Battery, Normandy that took place early on D-Day.


Classic Arms & Militaria
January/February 2010
Brussels Royal Museum of the Army and Military History
Roy Stevenson looks at the historic artillery pieces in one of the largest and best military museums in the world.


The Artilleryman
Fall 2009
The Fortresses, Museums and Guns of Suomenlinna Sveaborg Island Fortress, Helsinki, Finland
Explore the four fortresses, four military museums, and gun batteries on Helsinki’s Sveaborg Island Fortress.


Military Machines International
December 2008
Treasures in LA
Tour the American Military Museum and Restoration Center, El Monte, California - a 7 acre haven for military vehicle aficionados.


Classic Military Vehicle
August 2008
Featured Museum: Ardennen-Poteau ’44 Museum
The Ardennen-Poteau ’44 museum has a number of working military vehicles, lovingly restored and maintained by Museum owners Rob and Jacqueline de Ruyter.


Classic Arms & Militaria
June 2009
French Guns at Waterloo
Napoleon’s misuse of his artillery contributed to the outcome, perhaps more than most historians realize.


The Artilleryman
Spring 2009
Edinburgh Castle
If you're in Scotland, don't miss Edinburgh Castle and it's remarkable gun batteries and military museums.



Airborne Quarterly
Winter 2007
Three Superb U.S. Airborne Museums In Western Europe
Visit 3 airborne museums: Airborne Museum (France), Dead Mans Corner Museum (France), and the Wings of Liberation Museum (The Netherlands).


Army Motors
Spring 2008
Four of the Most Interesting Military Vehicle Museums in Western Europe
Part 1: Take a tour through the Imperial War Museum (England) and the National Museum of Military History (Luxembourg).


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