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A Spanish soldier of the Blue Division (Spanish: División Azul, or División Española de Voluntarios) erects a cross for a fallen comrade during the Siege of Leningrad.

Marcelino Gil Martin was a Corporal of the Blue Division and fell in battle while fighting in the front of the Volkhov...read more

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Suddenly and without warning, early on the morning of 22 June 1941, over three million Axis forces lunged across the Soviet state border and commenced Hitler’s infamous Operation Barbarossa. Spearheaded by four powerful panzer groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the...read more

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Volunteers in Russia’s western regions gather every spring to search for the remains of soldiers killed in World War II. More than 20 million Soviet soldiers and civilians died during World War II, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War. ...read more

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A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. Sieges are devastating, both to the population of the besieged fortress and the attacking forces. Disease, hunger...read more

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In the Neva River in Russia have rested for decades Soviet tanks of WWII. It is very well preserved remains. They are a sample of the bloody battles fought during the Siege of Leningrad.

Among them are a light tank BT-5 salvaged from Neva River on June 18,2007. This tank has been restored...read more

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Number Ten.- The Battle of Iwo Jima (February 1845 to March 1945)

  • A bloody battle of attrition that saw around 22,000 Japanese soldiers die. American victory secured an important air base.

Number Nine.- The Battle of Kursk (July 1943...read more

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