When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941, he expected a swift victory. At Stalingrad his troops ran headlong into Russias best commander: General Winter. More »
The climactic tank battle of Kursk spelled the beginning of the end for the Wehrmacht in Russia. More »
After World War II—Russia’s Great Patriotic War’—Georgy Zhukov had a hard time navigating the tangled web of political intrigue. More »
Marshal Semen M. Budenny was the hero of the Red Cavalry in the Russian Civil and Great Patriotic Wars. More »
The Soviet Red Army blunted a German drive to capture the town of Tikhvin and seal the fate of Leningrad during Operation Barbarossa. More »
In Smolensk during the summer of 1941, the Soviet Red Army attempted to slow the juggernaut of Nazi Operation Barbarossa. More »
In 1943, after the Battle of Kursk, the Red Army launched a series of operations, resulting in the liberation of Nazi-occupied Soviet territory. More »
Joseph Stalin purged his officer corps of thousands of talented leaders before the start of World War II. It almost cost Russia the war. 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.