After World War II—Russia’s Great Patriotic War’—Georgy Zhukov had a hard time navigating the tangled web of political intrigue. More »
Sent to assassinate a White Russian dissident, Soviet agent Nicholai Khokhlov faced a moment of truth at the height of the Cold War. More »
Throughout history, civilians—willingly or not—have been called upon to take up arms for their countries. It’s always the young who are taken first. More »
In one of the saddest chapters of World War II History, the Siege of Leningrad led to a terrible famine and lasted an incredible 900 days. More »
In an effort to change their fortunes in Russia, the Germans threw much of their best into the Battle of Kursk. But the Russians were waiting. More »
On orders from Premier Josef Stalin, Red Army Marshals Georgi Zhukov and Ivan Konev raced to capture the Nazi capital of Berlin. More »
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.