Panzer Group 4 of German Army Group North dashed for Leningrad during the opening weeks of Operation Barbarossa. More »
Gaining a reputation as formidable foes, the Night Witches earned grudging respect from their German adversaries. 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 one of the saddest chapters of World War II History, the Siege of Leningrad led to a terrible famine and lasted an incredible 900 days. More »
A Red Army offensive to raise the Siege of Leningrad at Luban resulted in a disastrous defeat and staggering losses. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.