Spanish dictator Francisco Franco held Hitler and the Nazi regime at arm’s length throughout the war. 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 »
Members of the 2nd SS Division Das Reich sacrificed themselves to blunt a Red Army winter offensive at Rzhev. More »
In Smolensk during the summer of 1941, the Soviet Red Army attempted to slow the juggernaut of Nazi Operation Barbarossa. More »
The execution of Marshal Georgi Zhukov’s master plan for Operation Uranus trapped the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.