SS War criminal Otto Ohlendorf cited untenable defenses during his trial for atrocities on the eastern front. More »
The 2nd SS Division Das Reich destroyed the quiet French village of Oradour-sur-Glane en route to the fields of Normandy. More »
German and Romanian forces at Stalingrad failed to stem the tide of the resurgent Soviet Red Army. More »
General Heinz Guderian led German armored formations and fell in and out of favor with Hitler. More »
The Nazi regime kidnapped hundreds of Polish children to raise them as sons and daughters of the Third Reich. More »
The hilltop compound near Weimar was one of the Nazis’ most notorious WWII concentration camps until its liberation on April 11, 1945. 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.