Japanese naval forces opened the Russo-Japanese War with a sneak attack on Russian ships at Port Arthur in February 1904. More »
In an undeclared war on the Mongolia-Manchukuo border in 1939, the Soviets unleashed a combined arms assault on the Japanese. More »
Vyacheslav Molotov a founding member of Soviet Communism, confronted anti-Soviet figures from Hitler to Truman, and outlived his Kremlin colleagues. More »
The roles of women in World War 1 took an interesting turn in 1917, when Russia looked to her brave female soldiers to boost morale. More »
When did World War I end? Ostensibly, it’s an easy question to answer. However, the end of the conflict was by no means absolute by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. More »
In an effort to change their fortunes in Russia, the Germans threw much of their best into the Battle of Kursk. But the Russians were waiting. More »
Russian Sidney Reilly spoke seven languages, spied for the British, and inspired Ian Fleming’s famous fictional spy, James Bond. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.