Both the Soviet Red Army and German Army Group North suffered heavy casualties during winter fighting in 1943-1944. More »
A Soviet offensive in late 1943 gained ground but failed to eliminate German forces in the bend of the Dnieper River. 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 »
An initially promising Soviet offensive during the winter of 1942 ultimately led to the destruction of the 2nd Shock Army. More »
In late 1941, a German thrust toward the city of Rostov and the River Don was blunted by strong Soviet counterattacks. More »
The Soviet Union recognized the city of Tula for its role in defeating the Nazis during World War II. More »
Panzer Group 4 of German Army Group North dashed for Leningrad during the opening weeks of Operation Barbarossa. More »
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.