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  • World War II Magazine

    At the Gates of Moscow

    In the fall of 1941, two gargantuan armies faced each other in the largest and most costly battle in all of human history. In official accounts of the Great Patriotic War, one belief has been so sacred as to be unchallengeable: no matter...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- October 2010

    Stalin’s Top General Admits Germany Nearly Defeated Russia at Moscow Western historians have been saying it for decades, but to hear it from Georgy Zhukov himself is something else entirely. In a shockingly candid interview that was...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Miracle on the Vistula

    Józef Piłsudski saved Poland by handing the Red Army one of its greatest defeats ever.   IN EARLY 1920, IN THE WAKE OF WORLD WAR I, Europe was desolate and bankrupt. President Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to insert the United States...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: Operation Typhoon

    Operation Typhoon: Hitler’s March on Moscow, October 1941 By David Stahel. 429 pp. Cambridge, 2013. $35 In the early 1860s, Charles Joseph Minard created an extraordinary map that communicated the scope and scale of Napoleon’s...

  • World War II Magazine

    Fire for Effect: Degrees of Separation within the Axis Powers

    Historian Rob Citino explains how Hitler hoped his military strategy in Russia would impress and inspire the Japanese to help them fight against the Soviets...