El Alamein and Operation Torch
In November, the tide turned in the Western Desert Campaign when the British defeated Rommel's Afrika Korps at El ...
Battle of Stalingrad
A week after their defeats in Africa, Germany suffered an even greater disaster on the Eastern Front when the four ...
Failure of Winter Storm
Convinced that the Sixth Army could still be supplied by air, Hitler had ordered the troops in Stalingrad to hold ...
the Arctic 1942
In early 1942, Germany moved air and naval forces to northern Norway to deal with the increasing shipments of supplies ...
North America 1944
America in World War II
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States, bringing its U-boat campaign to the ...
After the death of Stalin in 1953, a thaw in relations between East and West allowed for the end of ...
The coming of the 1960s saw the Cold War heating up, fueled by advances in missile technology. In 1961, another ...
North America 1974
Outside the Americas, the US had been fighting communism in Vietnam since the early 1960s. Meanwhile American society was being ...
Focus on the Middle East
In 1967, Israel had conquered large swathes of Arab territory. In 1973, Soviet-supported Egypt and Syria attempted to retake these ...