The Soviet Union recognized the city of Tula for its role in defeating the Nazis during World War II. More »
General Heinz Guderian led German armored formations and fell in and out of favor with Hitler. More »
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat, defied his government and saved thousands from the Nazis. More »
Thousands of pack animals and cavalry horses in WWII labored in the German Army, and many were killed in combat or slaughtered by starving soldiers. More »
The climactic tank battle of Kursk spelled the beginning of the end for the Wehrmacht in Russia. More »
Cobbled together from existing weapons, the motorized Marder plugged a dangerous gap in German antitank capability. More »
In Smolensk during the summer of 1941, the Soviet Red Army attempted to slow the juggernaut of Nazi Operation Barbarossa. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.