After Stalingrad, German victory agains the Soviets was not a realistic possibility. Yet there were alternatives that could have prolonged the war. More »
A Soviet offensive in late 1943 gained ground but failed to eliminate German forces in the bend of the Dnieper River. More »
The Soviet Army liberated the Taman Peninsula during a month of hard fighting in the autumn of 1943. More »
Joseph Stalin’s crony, Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov, became the disgraced First Marshal of the Soviet Union, but always survived. More »
In 1943, the Soviet Red Army repulsed a brutal Nazi offensive to recapture the capital of Ukraine. More »
In December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division was ordered to capture the Italian port town of Ortona.
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.