When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941, he expected a swift victory. At Stalingrad his troops ran headlong into Russias best commander: General Winter. More »
Did Roosevelt know about the full extent of the infamous massacre of Polish officers at the hands of the Soviet Union? More »
Even during the darkest days of the war, the morale-lifting business of sport went on in the United States, Britian, Germany, and elsewhere. More »
The Soviet Secret Police massacred thousands of Polish Army officers in the Katyn Forest and attempted to conceal the slaughter. More »
In WWII, the espionage activities of the Cambridge spies resulted in a wealth of intelligence for the Soviets. 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 early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
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.