In 1943, the Soviet Red Army repulsed a brutal Nazi offensive to recapture the capital of Ukraine. More »
In late 1941, a German thrust toward the city of Rostov and the River Don was blunted by strong Soviet counterattacks. More »
SS tanker Michael Wittmann became the most famous armor ace of World War II and died in the process. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.