Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin’s pivotal meeting in the Iranian capital in late 1943 decided the fate of the postwar world order. More »
Vyacheslav Molotov a founding member of Soviet Communism, confronted anti-Soviet figures from Hitler to Truman, and outlived his Kremlin colleagues. More »
Marshal Semyon M. Budenny was the hero of the Red Cavalry in the Russian Civil and Great Patriotic Wars. More »
Charles de Gaulle maintained French participation in world affairs and sought to leverage Stalin and the Soviet Union for political benefit. More »
Joseph Stalin purged his officer corps of thousands of talented leaders before the start of World War II. It almost cost Russia the war. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.