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Battle of Stalingrand

Richard Caldicott

by Rcaldicott 21 collections

History Nerd

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.

Siege of Leningrad

Richard Caldicott

by Rcaldicott 21 collections

History Nerd

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.

Operation Barbarossa

Richard Caldicott

by Rcaldicott 21 collections

History Nerd

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.

World War II

Richard Caldicott

by Rcaldicott 21 collections

History Nerd

The most devastating conflict in global history, World War II began in 1939, with the German invasion of Poland, sparking. The war ended in 1945, with the American bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

D-Day

Richard Caldicott

by Rcaldicott 21 collections

History Nerd

Beginning with the invasion of France in 1939, the Western Front came to a pause after the battle of Dunkirk. The front reignited after June 6th, 1944, when Operation Overlord commenced with the D-Day invasion.