Eastern Front

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    World War II: Operation Barbarossa

    On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany, together with some of its Axis allies, launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, codenamed Operation Barbarossa. Adolf Hitler expected a swift victory, but…

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    3 Great Escapes from Nazi Concentration Camps

    1) Tadeusz Wiejowski Tadeusz Wiejowski was the first prisoner to escape from Auschwitz concentration camp. A cobbler from Ko┼éaczyce, Poland, Wiejowsk arrived at Auschwitz on 14th June 1940 on board…

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    Top 5 World War II Innovations

    In discussions pertaining to World War II, the focus is often on battles, casualties, strategies, victories and losses. However, World War II it must be remembered, was a time for…

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    The Potsdam Conference: Shaping the Future of Post-War Europe

    From July 17th until August 2nd, 1945, the leaders of the Soviet Union, Great Britain and the United States met at the Allied conference of World War II held at…

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    5 Major Battles of World War II

    World War II was arguably host to the most complex battles in the history of warfare. These are the 5 major battles of World War II which helped decide the…

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    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The Call to Resistance

    The Warsaw ghetto uprising was a brutal revolt in World War II that took place from April 19th until May 16th, 1943. In opposition to the deportation of the remaining…

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    The Battle of Stalingrad: A Turning Point in WWII

    The Battle of Stalingrad was a brutal military campaign fought between the Soviet Union and the Axis powers led by Nazi Germany that began on the 23rd August 1942, and…

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    The Kindertransport: Rescuing the Children of WWII

    The eve of the 9th of November 1938 in Germany represents one of the darkest events in history, Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), as it would come to be…