When Hitler invaded Russia in 1941, he expected a swift victory. At Stalingrad his troops ran headlong into Russias best commander: General Winter. More »
WWII History Magazine contributor Christopher Miskimon shares with us his list of history’s long shots and the most heroic last stands. More »
Near Cherkassy, on the bend of the Dniepr River, surrounded German troops fought for their lives during the winter of 1943-1944.
The execution of Marshal Georgi Zhukov’s master plan for Operation Uranus trapped the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. More »
General George S. Patton and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel were masters of battlefield mobility and the operational art of war. 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 »
Red Air Force female pilot Lilya Litvak became a fighter ace and a Hero of the Soviet Union fighting the Germans. 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.