Battle of Britain

RAF fighter partnership that won the Battle of Britain

From ‘Operation Sealion’ to ‘the Blitz’ Operation Sealion The Battle of Britain was fought in the air to prevent a seaborne invasion of the British Isles. The German invasion plan, code-named Operation ‘Seelöwe’ (Sealion), took shape when Britain failed to… learn more

Arctic convoy PQ-17

Narrow missed hit on a Allied destroyer

Artic convoys to Russia 1941-1942 Hazardous duty fell to the men who convoyed supplies to Russia after the German invasion of June 1941. The forces of nature on the arctic run posed a threat equal to that of the Germans.… learn more

Battle at the Vistula 1945

pain of an innocent creature, as well as the millions of humans, in a terrible war

Last Russian Winter Offensive On January 12, 1945 the 1st Byelorussian Front (Marshal Zhukov) and the 1st Ukrainian Front (Marshal Konev) attacked on a wide front line from Warsaw to Jaslo. At the same time, north of Warsaw, Rokossowskis 2nd… learn more

Hitler’s declaration of war to the USA

Roosevelt is talking with his foreign minister Cordell Hull.

Part III of ‘Why did Hitler declare war on the US?’ back to PART II: The ‘undeclared war’ of the USA against Germany The road to the ‘real’ World War. At the beginning of August 1941, however, the situation changed.… learn more

Undeclared War

US destroyer Kearny (DD-432) was also damaged by a German U-boat

Part II of ‘Why did Hitler declare war on the US?’ back to PART I: Why did Hitler declare war on the US? The ‘undeclared war’ of the USA against Germany There had been a ‘undeclared war’ between the US… learn more

Why did Hitler declare war on the US?

Hitler declares war on USA

Hitler’s declaration of war to the United States appears to be difficult to understand, superfluous, and sealed the fate of the Third Reich. On 12 December 1941, Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA with a long Reichstag speech. In… learn more

Operation Barbarossa

Operation Barabarossa

Could had Operation Barbarossa – Hitler’s attack on Soviet Russia – a different course and why was the invasion carried out in June 1941 ? Why Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 ? A great number of people have stated firmly… learn more

Airborne invasion of Crete

Ju 52 landed on Maleme airfield

Operation Merkur, the ‘Battle of Crete’. Operation Merkur The same time as on April 21, 1941 in Larissa the commander of the Greek forces, General Papagos, capitulated and the Balkans campaign so went almost to the end, a briefing took… learn more

Siege of Tobruk ends

Outbreak of British infantry from Tobruk

From August 1941 until the end of the Siege of Tobruk in December 1941 (Part III). Here to Part II Australians withdrawn from Tobruk Beginning in August 1941, Churchill started to re­ceive requests from the Australian govern­ment for the withdrawal… learn more

Rommels attack on Tobruk

German assault party Tobruk

The Siege of Tobruk, from April to December 1941 (Part II). here to part I Rommel’s attack on the defensive perimeter of Tobruk Opposed to the backcloth of coastal sea and air struggle, the battle on land muttered and grumbled… learn more

Siege of Tobruk

Tobruk harbour

The siege of Tobruk from April to December, 1941. Tobruk Tobruk is a tiny but significant harbour on the coastline of Cyrenaica. Before WW2 its inhabitants figures about 4,000 citizens, residing in several 100 white-colored homes standing out starkly about… learn more

Balkans Campaign

German tanks enter Salonikia

History and causes of the Balkan campaign 1940-41. End of October 1940, Hitler ended his Western Journey. The conversation with the Spanish leader Franco has been inconclusive, as well as a meeting with the new French leader Marshal Petain and… learn more

Operation Weser Crossing

Altmark

Operation Weser Crossing (Unternehmen Weserübung), the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in April 1940 The six-month hiatus known as the ‘Phony War’ lasted from September 1939 until April 1940, when Germany invaded Norway and Denmark. Early in 1940 Hitler… learn more

Operation Torch

Operation Torch fleet

Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa. Operation Torch On the morning of November 8, 1942, a force of over 70,000 American and British soldiers went ashore on the coast of Vichy-French North-West Africa during Operation Torch, and a… learn more

Were there alternatives to Operation Barbarossa ?

Molotov at Berlin visit

Were there alternatives for Hitler to Operation Barbarossa ? Part II to the question ‘Why the Germans invaded Russia ?‘ In the four months from July to December 1940, Hitler had strange swayings in relation to the final German strategy… learn more

Why Hitler attacked Russia ?

Crowds cheer Hitler

Why Hitler attacked Russia ? (Part I) Looking on the subsequent events appearing after Hitler’s decision to attack Russia, it looks like sheer madness. Already Napoleon had found in the campaign of 1812 the beginning of his inglorious end. Was… learn more