Look at the reasons why the Allies were surprised by the German attack in the Ardennes, better known as the Battle of the Bulge. 

The Battle of Bulge was the last major German offensive operation in World War 2. Yet, it caught the Western Allies by surprise. How was this possible? After...read more

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 Lieutenant) July 21, 2016

Under the cover of night in October 1940, German U-99 submarines ambushed an Allied convoy en route to Britain with supplies. Beyond the tragic aftermath, this stealthy strategy had a lasting impact on nautical warfare.

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 Lieutenant) July 14, 2016

A tribute to all the men who fought and died on the Eastern front. The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place on the eastern Front, it was by far the deadliest theatre of World War II.

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Video footage of U.S. M4 Sherman tanks on Iwo Jima and damage to tanks due to mortar fire. 

Damage Done To Tanks By Mortar Fire - National Archives and Records Administration - Local Identifier 127.R.432 - Uncataloged footage from the National Archives. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner...read more

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 Lieutenant) July 09, 2016

The Siege of Malta was a military campaign in the Mediterranean Theatre of the Second World War. From 1940-1942, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of Malta pitted the air forces and navies of Italy and Germany against the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. ...read more

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 Lieutenant) July 08, 2016

"The Battle of Midway" filmed at the time and directed by John Ford was one of four winners of the inaugural, 1942 Academy Award for Best Documentary. This documentary follows the battle with footage shot by Navy cameramen. 

The film provides a relatively brief account of the Japanese...read more

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The main effort, however, was to the south, where the Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive was launched on January 24. After a massive bombardment, 2nd Ukrainian Front's, 4th Guards and 53rd Armies attacked to the south of the Korsun bulge, and were joined the next day by the 5th Guards Tank Army....read more

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Many victories on the battlefield during World War II were achieved not only for the technical superiority of weapons, but also for the courage and ingenuity of its owners. An example of such confrontation was the unequal fight between light tank T-70 Second Lieutenant...read more

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