General Heinz Guderian led German armored formations and fell in and out of favor with Hitler. More »
The climactic tank battle of Kursk spelled the beginning of the end for the Wehrmacht in Russia. More »
SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, a shadow of its former strength, was further shattered in a failed counterattack against U.S. positions in Normandy. More »
In Smolensk during the summer of 1941, the Soviet Red Army attempted to slow the juggernaut of Nazi Operation Barbarossa. More »
While increasingly desperate German defenders attempted to escape, Allied forces grimly tightened the noose around their necks at Falaise Pocket. 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.