Month: January 2018

The 12th Armored Division’s Lost Battalion at Herrlisheim

The 43rd tank battalion mysteriously disappeared during a bitter winter fight for a French village.

Covering the Azores Gap in World War II

Both the Allies and the Axis sought to control the strategically located Azores during World…

Field Marshal Erich von Manstein at Kursk: An Impossible Victory

After Stalingrad, German victory agains the Soviets was not a realistic possibility. Yet there were…

Escape from Kirovograd

A Soviet offensive in late 1943 gained ground but failed to eliminate German forces in…

The Battle of Britain: Leadership and Logistics in Britain’s Skies

The British Royal Air Force saved its island nation from invasion during the dark days…

Ian Fleming: The Fact Behind the Fiction of James Bond

Before Ian Fleming created 007, he was an undercover agent for the British during WWII.

Bombing Our Friends: The Destruction of Rouen

The frequent bombing of the beautiful medieval city of Rouen, France, caused widespread death and…

Race to the Panther Line: Final Liberation of Leningrad

Both the Soviet Red Army and German Army Group North suffered heavy casualties during winter…

The Civil War in Black and White

Although the craft of photography was still in its infancy, battlefield photographers managed to make…

The Soviet Winter Offensive: From the Vistula to the Oder

The massive Soviet Winter Offensive of 1945 spelled doom for the German forces on the…