German soldiers suffering the bitter cold of the Russian winter.
A terrible account of the last days on the Eastern Front.
One of the deadliest battles of the war, the Battle of Stalingrad was considered to be a last stand for Soviet forces. Beginning in August of 1942, the Soviets pushed back the Germans in February 1943.
Beginning in September of 1941, the Siege of Leningrad was one of the most brutal sieges in military history, costing several million lives. The siege was finally lifted in January of 1944.
One of the most ambitious ideas in military History, the goal of Operation Barbarossa was to successfully invade the Soviet Union. The Invasion failed, and the German Army stalled 40 miles outside of Moscow.