General Heinz Guderian led German armored formations and fell in and out of favor with Hitler. More »
When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941, he expected a swift victory. At Stalingrad his troops ran headlong into Russias best commander: General Winter. More »
Panzer Group 4 of German Army Group North dashed for Leningrad during the opening weeks of Operation Barbarossa. More »
The climactic tank battle of Kursk spelled the beginning of the end for the Wehrmacht in Russia. More »
With victory at Stalingrad close at hand, the Soviets launched Operation Gallop to liberate the Lower Don Basin. More »
The Soviet Red Army fought the Nazis for control of some of the world’s richest ore deposits. More »
Cobbled together from existing weapons, the motorized Marder plugged a dangerous gap in German antitank capability. More »
The Soviet Red Army blunted a German drive to capture the town of Tikhvin and seal the fate of Leningrad during Operation Barbarossa. More »
Near Cherkassy, on the bend of the Dniepr River, surrounded German troops fought for their lives during the winter of 1943-1944.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.