The fall of Berlin signaled the end of Nazi Germany and its reign of terror in occupied Europe. More »
The Soviet Union recognized the city of Tula for its role in defeating the Nazis during World War II. More »
Following the fall of Poland, an amazed world watched tiny Finland, a nation of less than four million people, fight off 26 Russian divisions. More »
German and Romanian forces at Stalingrad failed to stem the tide of the resurgent Soviet Red Army. More »
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 »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.