The Battle of Stalingrad was considered to be the turning point of the eastern front in World War II in favor of the Soviets. Prior to the Battle of Stalingrad, the Wehrmacht had been taking Soviet ground, and Hitler wan... More »

In Germany's bid to defeat the Soviet Union during World War II, Adolph Hitler viewed conquering the city of Stalingrad as a critical strategic point. Germany attempted to take Stalingrad, and the Soviet Union defeated t... More »

According to The Columbia Encyclopedia, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is a Russian city on the Volga River in southeast European Russia. Volgograd is the capital of the Russian region of Volgograd. More »

In Germany's bid to defeat the Soviet Union during World War II, Adolph Hitler viewed conquering the city of Stalingrad as a critical strategic point. Germany attempted to take Stalingrad, and the Soviet Union defeated t... More »

The Battle of Midway, which was a victory for the U.S. Navy, was important because it was effectively the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Prior to the Battle of Midway, the Japanese had not lost a sea battl... More »

The Battle of the Atlantic was ultimately won by the Allies in World War II, mostly because of the overall German surrender. More properly termed a campaign, this "battle" lasted from 1939 until the end of the war in 194... More »

The Battle of Normandy was a critical battle because it opened a second major front against the Germans in Europe during the Second World War. Normandy represented one of the most heavily fortified areas the Germans poss... More »