The Moncado Prizes
The Moncado Prizes (an engraved plaque and $200) are normally awarded annually to the authors of the four best articles published in The Journal of Military History during the previous calendar year.

2014 Moncado Prize Winners:

  • Jonathan Krause, “The French Battle for Vimy Ridge, Spring 1915,” The Journal of Military History 77 (January 2013)
  • Ken Young, “Special Weapon, Special Relationship: The Atomic Bomb Comes to Britain,” The Journal of Military History 77 (April 2013)
  • Bruce Collins, “Defining Victor in Victorian Warfare, 1860-1882,” The Journal of Military History 77 (July 2013)
  • Thomas Bruscino, “Naturally Clausewitzian: U.S. Army Theory and Education from Reconstruction to the Interwar Years,” The Journal of Military History 77 (October 2013)

2013 Moncado Prize Winners:
This year, the Moncado Awards Committee deemed two articles in issue Number 1 worthy of the award.
  • Huw J. Davies, “Diplomats as Spymasters: A Case Study of the Peninsular War, 1809-1813,” The Journal of Military History 76 (January 2012)
  • Jay Lockenour, “Black and White Memories of War: Victimization and Violence in West German War Films of the 1950s,” The Journal of Military History 76 (January 2012)
  • Nate Probasco, “The Role of Commoners and Print in Elizabethan England’s Acceptance of Firearms,” The Journal of Military History 76 (April 2012)
  • David R. Stone, “Misreading Svechin: Attrition, Annihilation and Historicism,” The Journal of Military History 76 (July 2012)
  • Donald E. Graves, “Why the White House Was Burned: An Investigation into the British Destruction of Public Buildings at Washington in August 1814,” The Journal of Military History 76 (October 2012)

2012 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Ilya Berkovich, “The Battle of Forbie and the Second Frankish Kingdom of Jerusalem,” The Journal of Military History 75 (January 2011)
  • Robert T. Foley, “Learning War’s Lessons:  the German Army and the Battle of the Somme,” The Journal of Military History 75 (April 2011)
  • Ian Germani, “Terror in the Army:  Representatives on Mission and Military Discipline in the Armies of the French Revolution,” The Journal of Military History 75 (July 2011)
  • William M. Donnelly, “Bilko’s Army:  A Crisis in Command,” The Journal of Military History 75 (October 2011)

2011 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Yuval Noah Harari, “Armchairs, Coffee, and Authority: Eye-witnesses and Flesh-witnesses Speak about War,” The Journal of Military History 74 (January 2010)
  • Marc Milner, “Stopping the Panzers: Reassessing the Role of 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in Normandy, 7-10 June 1944,” The Journal of Military History 74 (April 2010)
  • Greg Kennedy, “Anglo-American Strategic Relations and Intelligence Assessments of Japanese Air Power 1934-1941,” The Journal of Military History 74 (July 2010)
  • John T. Kuehn, “The U.S. Navy General Board and Naval Arms Limitation: 1922-1937,” The Journal of Military History 74 (October 2010)

2010 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • John Morgan, “War Feeding War? The Impact of Logistics on the Napoleonic Occupation of Catalonia,” The Journal of Military History 73 (January 2009)
  • Irving W. Levinson, “A New Paradigm for an Old Conflict: The Mexico-United States War,” The Journal of Military History 73 (April 2009)
  • Brian Holden Reid, “Michael Howard and the Evolution of Modern War Studies,” The Journal of Military History 73 (July 2009)
  • Kevin M. Boylan, “The Red Queen’s Race: Operation Washington Green and Pacification, 1969-70,” The Journal of Military History 73 (October 2009)

2009 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Bradley Lynn Coleman, “Recovering the Korean War Dead, 1950-1958: Graves Registration, Forensic Anthropology, and Wartime Memorialization,” The Journal of Military History 72 (January 2008)
  • Kenneth P. Werrell, "Across the Yalu: Rules of Engagement and the Communist Air Sanctuary during the Korean War," The Journal of Military History 72 (April 2008)
  • Edward L. Dreyer, “Zhao Chongguo: A Professional Soldier of the Former Han Dynasty,” The Journal of Military History 72 (July 2008)
  • Andrew J. Birtle, “PROVN, Westmoreland, and the Historians: A Reappraisal," The Journal of Military History 72 (October 2008)

2008 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Donald Kagay, "The Defense of the Crown of Aragon during the War of the Two Pedros, 1356-1366," The Journal of Military History 71 (January 2007)
  • Lorraine White, "Strategic Geography and the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy's Failure to Recover Portugal, 1640-1668." The Journal of Military History 71 (April 2007)
  • William Philpott and Martin Alexander, "The French and British Field Force: Moral Support or Material Contribution?" The Journal of Military History 71 (July 2007)
  • Douglas Peifer, "The Past in the Present: Passion, Politics, and the Historical Profession in the German and British Pardons Campaign." The Journal of Military History 71 (October 2007)

2007 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Andrea Brady, "Dying with Honour: Literary Propaganda and the Second English Civil War," The Journal of Military History 70 (January 2006): 9-30.
  • Stephen R. Ortiz, "The 'New Deal' for Veterans: The Economy Act, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Origins of New Deal Dissent," The Journal of Military History 70 (April 2006): 415-438.
  • Tim Cook, "The Politics of Surrender: Canadian Soldiers and the Killing of Prisoners in the Great War," The Journal of Military History 70 (July 2006): 637-666.
  • Ciro Paoletti, "Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Toulon Expedition of 1707, and the English Historians-A Dissenting View," The Journal of Military History 70 (October 2006): 939-962.

2006 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Kenneth Swope, "Crouching Tigers, Secret Weapons"
  • Nicholas Lambert, "Strategic Command and Control for Maneuver Warfare"
  • Kaushik Roy, "Military Synthesis in South Asia"
  • Timothy Mulligan, "Ship of the Line or Atlantic Raider?"

2005 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Roger V. Dingman, "Language at War: US Marine Corps Japanese Language Officers in the Pacific War"
  • Robert S. Burrell, "Breaking the Cycle of Iwo Jima Mythology: A Strategic Study of Operation Detachment"
  • Joseph C. Fitzharris, "Field Officer Courts and US Civil War Military Justice"
  • G. J. Bryant, "Asymetric Warfare: The British Experience in Eighteenth-Century India"

2004 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Michael V. Leggiere, "From Berlin to Leipzig: Napoleon's Gamble in North Germany, 1813"
  • Robert A. Doughty, "French Strategy in 1914: Joffre's Own"
  • Terence M. Holmes, "Classical Blitzkrieg: The Untimely Modernity of Schlieffen's Cannae Programme"
  • Jon Tetsuro Sumida, "A Matter of Timing: The Royal Navy and the Tactics of Decisive Battle, 1912-1916"

2003 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Patrick J. Kelly, "Strategy, Tactics and Turf Wars: Tirpitz and the Oberkommando der Marine, 1892-1895"
  • Brian M. Linn, "The American Way of War Revisited"
  • Roger R. Reese, "Red Army Professionalism and the Communist Party."
  • Thomas R. Searle, "'It Made a Lot of Sense to Kill Skilled Workers': The Firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945"

2002 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • David J. Fitzpatrick, "Emory Upton and the Citizen Soldier"
  • Edward Westermann, "Fighting for the Heavens from the Ground: German Ground-based Air Defenses in the Great War, 1914-1918"
  • Michael Coles, "Ernest J. King And The British Pacific Fleet: The Conferences at Quebec, 1944 ("Octagon")"
  • Michael I. Whitby, "Matelots, Martinets, and Mutineers: The Mutiny in HCMS Iroquois, 19 July 1943"

2001 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Tan Tai-Yong, "An Imperial Home-Front: Punjab and the First World War."
  • Gian P. Gentile, "Shaping the Past Battlefield, 'For the Future'" The United States Strategic Bombing Survey's Evaluation of the American Air War Against Japan."
  • Harold R. Winton, "Toward An American Philosophy of Command."

2000 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • D. George Boyce, "From Assaye to the Assaye: Reflections on British Government, Force and Moral Authority in India."
  • John Ferris, "Fighter Defence Before Fighter Command: The Rise of Strategic Air Defence in Great Britain, 1917-1934."
  • William Rawling, "The Challenge of Modernization: The Royal Canadian Navy and Antisubmarine Weapons, 1944-1945."
  • Conrad C. Crane, "Raiding the Beggar's Pantry: The Search for Airpower Strategy in the Korean War."

1999 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Nicholas A. Lambert, "'Our Bloody Ships' or 'Our Bloody System'? Jutland and the Loss of the Battle Cruisers, 1916."
  • Robert G. Angevine, "The Rise and Fall of the Office of Naval Intelligence, 1882-1892: A Technological Perspective."
  • Xiaoming Zhang, "China and the Air War in Korea, 1950-1953."
  • Mark R. Grandstaff, "Preserving the 'Habits and Usages of War': William Tecumseh Sherman, Professional Reform, and the U.S. Army Officer Corps, 1865-1881, Revisited."

1998 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • A. J. Bacevich, "The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control, 1953-1955," 61/2:303-333.
  • David T. Fautua, "The Long Pull Army: NSC 68, the Korean War, and the Creation of the Cold War U.S. Army," 61/1: 93-120.
  • D. M. Giangreco, "Casualty Projections for the U.S. Invasions of Japan, 1945-1946: Planning and Policy Implications," 61/3: 521-581.
  • Michael A. Palmer, "'The Soul's Right Hand': Command and Control in the Age of Fighting Sail, 1652-1827," 61/4: 679-705.

1997 Moncado Prize Winners:
  • Antulio J. Echevarria, "General Staff Historian Hugo Freiherr von Freytag-Loringhoven and the Dialectics of German Military Thought," 60/3: 471-494.
  • Phillip S. Meilinger, "Trenchard and 'Morale Bombing': The Evolution of Royal Air Force Doctrine Before World War II," 60/2: 243-270.
  • Antonio Santosuosso, "Kadesh Revisited: Reconstruction of the Battle Between the Egyptians and the Hittites," 60/3: 423-444.
  • Xiaoming Zhang, "The Vietnam War, 1964-1969: A Chinese Perspective," 60/4: 731-762.