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The History magazine at Orbat.com publishes articles sent to us on the armed forces or battles of any era. As we have no staff, we regret we cannot undertake research requests for information on individuals or units.


Staff

Founding Editor
Richard A. Rinaldi
[On Sabbatical]

Acting Editor
Ravi Rikhye

Assistant Editor Operations
Gareth Bowman

Editor Soviet Projects
Craig Crofoot

Editor World War II Projects
Dr. Leo Niehorster

Historical Maps Editor Robert A. Lynn

Editor Wargames
Perry Moore
 

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Kai Rikhye
Kai Rikhye

Publisher
Ravi Rikhye

Key to Orbat.com Journal/Magazine Acronyms

CIMH = Center for Indian   Military History
CPMH = Center for Pakistan Military History
JRMH = Journal of Russian Military History

MAPS = Maps

Orbat Web Magazine
Historical Military Organization

 

 

Message from the Publisher

We had planned to resume History Magazine in July 2007. This proved impossible due to a lack of contributions. We were then faced with the choice of shutting down the Magazine, or continuing it in its sixth year in a different format.

Considering all the hard work so many have put into the Magazine, shutting down did not seem right.

Accordingly, Volume 6, which should have started in July 2007, now begins without issue numbers. Articles will be put up as received, the same system as we use for the Center for Indian Military History.

 

March 17, 2007

We have missed 15 issues in Volume 5 due mainly to the illness of a member of the editor's family. Additionally, the editor did not pass an exam as hoped, missing by 0.5%. So he has to keep studying till end April, and we may miss more issues.

Volume 5 Issues to be made up

  • Issue 48, June 20, 2007
  • Issue 47, June 13, 2007
  • Issue 46, June 6, 2007
  • Issue 45, May 30, 2007
  • Issue 44, May 23, 2007
  • Issue 43, May 16, 2007
  • Issue 42, May 9, 2007
  • Issue 41, May 2, 2007
  • Issue 40, April 25, 2007
  • Issue 39, April 18, 2007
  • Issue 38, April 11, 2007
  • Issue 37, April 4, 2007
  • Issue 36, March 21, 2007
  • Issue 35, March 14, 2007
  • Issue 34, March 7, 2007
  • Issue 33 February 28, 2007
  • Issue 32 February 21, 2007
  • Issue 31, February 14, 2007
  • Issue 27 January 17, 2007
  • Issue 26 January 10, 2007
  • Issue 25 January 3, 2007
  • Issue 24 December 27, 2006
  • Issue 23 December 20, 2006
  • Issue 22 December 13, 2006
  • Issue 21 December 6, 2006
  • Issue 16 November 1, 2006
  • Issue 15 October 25, 2006
  • Issue 14 October18, 2006
  • Issue 13 October 11, 2006
  • Issue 9, September 13, 2006

Volume: 5
Issue 34
March 7, 2007

Volume: 5
Issue 30
February 7, 2007

 

Volume: 5
Issue 29
January 31, 2007

Volume: 5
Issue 28
January 24, 2007

[Under production]

 

 

Volume: 5
Issue 20
November 29, 2006

 

An unfortunately brief issue: the editor continues to be out of town for an entire day each week for personal reasons. Only the note on RN TF 57 was specifically written for this issue. Croatia Army 2000 is from previously closed Contemporary Orbats files; the Israeli and US Iraq orbats appeared in our America Goes To War issues.

Volume: 5
Issue 19
November 22, 2006

 

Volume: 5
Issue 18
November 15, 2006

Note: This is the 3rd orbat for the corps and is from a different date which we have not been able to determine.

Volume: 5
Issue 17
November 8, 2006

Volume: 5
Issue 12
October 4, 2006

Volume: 5
Issue 11
September 27, 2006

Volume: 5
Issue 10
September 20, 2006

Volume: 5
Issue 9
September 13, 2006

Missed Issue

Volume: 5
Issue 8
September 6, 2006

Please note that the German Army Group A orbat for 7th Corps is from a period later than the first orbat we carried. The orbats do not have dates and unfortunately we have been unable to contact Mr. Bill Russ for clarification.

Volume: 5
Issue 7
August 30, 2006

 

Volume: 5
Issue 6 
August 23, 2006

 

Volume: 5
Issue 5
August 16, 2006

Volume: 5
Issue 4
August 9, 2006

Incomplete, articles still being put up.

Volume: 5
Issue 3
August 2, 2006

Delayed

Volume: 5
Issue 2
July 26, 2006

Delayed

Volume: 5
Issue 1
July 19, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 48
July 5, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 47
June 28, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 46
June 21, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 45
June 14, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 44
June 7, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 43
May 31, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 42
May 24, 2006

*An Xiang's China's Wars is a collaboration between the author and Orbat.com. There are no orders of battle as such for ancient China; nonetheless, An Xiang's history is a good place to start your study of China's past. Please visit the page: click CHINA on this page, above. The Zhou Dynasty will be put up when complete, there are 3-4 parts yet to come.

Volume: 4
Issue 41
May 17, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 40
May 10, 2006

 

 

Volume: 4
Issue 39
May 3, 2006

 

Volume: 4
Issue 38
April 26, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 37
April 19, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 36
April 5, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 35
March 29, 2006

Dien Bien Phu v. 2.0 contains battalion level orbats for the Viet Minh forces plus corrections/refinements of French orbats.

Indian 10th Division at Chaamb v. 2.0 contains several battalions that were missing from v.1.0.

Volume: 4
Issue 34
March 22, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 33
March 15, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 32
March 8, 2006

* A much expanded orbat compared to Version 1.0, based on Indian Army sources.

**These orbats are photo-reproductions of original German Army archives obtained by Bill Russ. We have a whole series for AGA and will keep publishing them.

Volume: 4
Issue 31
March 1, 2006

Volume: 4
Issue 30
February 22, 2006

 

Volume: 4
Issue 29
February 15, 2005

Note

73rd Rifle Division article is a version 2.0, based on new data obtained by the authors since their book Part 3 of the Soviet Army's Rifle Divisions was published by Tiger Lily Books last year. 73rd, 74th, and 75th Rifle Divisions, all v.2.0, will be published in the History magazine and also as an appendix in their Part 4, Rifle Divisions 76-100. No publication date for the new volume has been set.

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Volume 4 BACK ISSUES TO BE MADE UP
  • Issue 28 February 8, 2006
  • Issue 27 February 1, 2006
  • Index Issue January 25, 2006
  • Issue 26 January 18, 2006
  • Issue 25 January 11, 2006
  • Issue 24, January 4, 2006
  • Issue 23, December 28, 2005
  • Issue 22, December 21, 2005
  • Issue 21, December 14, 2005
  • Issue 20, December 7, 2005
  • Issue 19, November 30, 2005
  • Issue 18, November 23, 2005
  • Issue 17, November 16, 2005
  • Issue 16, November 9, 2005
  • Issue 15, November 2, 2005
  • Issue 14, October 26, 2005
  • Issue 13, October 19, 2005
  • Index Issue, October 12, 2005
  • Issue 12, October 5, 2005

WRITING FOR HISTORY AT ORBAT.COM

Should you wish to contribute to History at Orbat.com, kindly read the following.

  • Articles should be e-mailed to the editor. We welcome unsolicited articles.

  • No payment is made at this time, and your articles will be posted free for anyone to read.

  • Articles will remain available for 4 weeks, after which they will be shifted to archives. For archived articles we do make a charge, which we split evenly with the author. Our share goes to pay for web costs, maintaining the article database, and emailing you articles.

  • The Content Management System that will take care of this automatically should be in Beta testing any day. 

 

Ravi Rikhye
October 15, 2007

 

Solicitation

If you would like to contribute material for consideration, please send it to me at  Gareth Bowman. We look for information on any country, era, campaign, or battle.

The authors of all articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of the material submitted as well as any opinions expressed.

 

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