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Operation 'Accolade'

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In today's blog post, Anthony Rogers looks at Operation Accolade and the process of researching and writing his book Kos and Leros 1943.Continue Reading

Operation Typhoon - Hitler's First Defeat

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On 2 October 1941 the main phase of Operation Typhoon began, with the Fourth and Third Panzer armies launching simultaneous attacks on the Soviets...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Kursk

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On 5 July 1943 the Germany army launched Operation Zitadelle (Citadel). Hitler’s belief was that the offensive would result in the encirclement and destruction of a larger Soviet force than he had lost at Stalingrad, thereby allowing Germany to regain the strategic initiative in the East and for Hitler himself to gain a prestigious victory. His confidence was misguided...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Fall of Paris

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On June 14 1940 Paris fell under German occupation. France, one of largest powers in Europe, had been defeated in less than seven weeks by the mighty German Wehrmacht...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Berlin

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When he invaded Russia in 1941 Hitler had joked that the German army "have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down". Four years later the Russian army had surrounded Berlin...Continue Reading

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