Central Powers Plans

Central Powers Plans

An interesting fact is that in the German Empire at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, not only pan-Germanists, representatives of the nobility, the military were supporters of the plan to create "Greater Germany", the leader of the world ...
Demyansky boiler and operation for its evacuation

Demyansky boiler and operation for its evacuation

About two hundred and fifty kilometers south of Leningrad, between the lakes Ilmen and Seliger, at the beginning of 1943, the German front was still deeply wedged in the shape of a mushroom into Soviet territory. It...
World War II: the postwar period

World War II: the postwar period

After the end of World War II, many cities in Europe and Asia lay in ruins, borders changed, someone was buried, and someone returned home, and everywhere they began to build a new life ...
Katyusha's heavenly relatives

Katyusha's heavenly relatives

Japanese pilot: “I saw flashes of flames under the wings of Russian planes” The world learned about Soviet achievements in the field of rocket and artillery technology in the first weeks of the Great Patriotic War ...
Russian-Japanese war. Posters of Russia

Russian-Japanese war. Posters of Russia

Most of the Russian posters during the Russo-Japanese War belonged to the lubok genre. The Japanese on these posters looked stupid and weak, a ridiculous adversary to deal with ...
Russian air combat that scared the Luftwaffe: rams

Russian air combat that scared the Luftwaffe: rams

The air force of the Third Reich (Luftwaffe) from the very beginning of the war with the Soviet Union had to experience the fury of the Soviet "falcons". Heinrich Goering, Reich Minister of the Imperial Ministry ...
The beginning of the second world. Who is guilty?

The beginning of the second world. Who is guilty?

It has now become fashionable to accuse the USSR of fomenting the Second World War, saying that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact has untied the hands of fascist Germany. Almost everyone knows about this pact, but we are constantly informed about it ...
Hitler's defeat in the fight for Caucasian oil in 1942

Hitler's defeat in the fight for Caucasian oil in 1942

In vain, Colonel General Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the Ground Forces, tried during his conversation with Hitler 23 on July 1942 to convince the Fuhrer. He persuaded Hitler not to share ...
Posters of the First World War

Posters of the First World War

Second World War (1.8.1914 – 3.3.1918) This war is called differently: World War I, Imperial War, Great War. But there was another name that they tried with all their might ...
Journey to places of military glory

Journey to places of military glory

So, the first points of our journey are connected with Bulgaria. As is known, the Russian army more than once entered the borders of this southern European country in order to free it from foreign encroachment. AT...
Germany on its way to World War I.

Germany on its way to World War I.

18 January 1871 of the year in Versailles, after a brilliant victory over the French Empire, Prussia's “iron chancellor” Otto von Bismarck and King William I proclaimed the creation of the German Empire. From this...
First World. Funny inventions

First World. Funny inventions

Inventions are being made at the front not from a good life - the rear inventors and designers did not have time or forgot to invent this or that useful thing before the war, we have to do the work ourselves ...
1941 year: How many tanks did Hitler have?

1941 year: How many tanks did Hitler have?

In the first article of the cycle, we presented data on the numerical and qualitative composition of the Red Army tank fleet, combined in the 20 mechanized corps in the western military districts of the USSR. This number is ...
Cow for three rubles. Prices and fees in Tsarist Russia

Cow for three rubles. Prices and fees in Tsarist Russia

Talking about the fact that "under the king-father for 3 ruble you could buy a cow", as a rule, cause nostalgia. Moreover, it is not customary to settle these “three-ruble cows” at times, for example ...
The enemy will break his skull. Sevastopol, autumn 1941

The enemy will break his skull. Sevastopol, autumn 1941

Unable to take Sevastopol immediately, the German troops blocked the city from land and 11 on November 1941 began their first general offensive ... It seems that year, in those days, in a young and ...
World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

After Germany's capitulation in May 1945, the Allies focused on Japan. The strategy of capturing islands in the Pacific Ocean, adopted by the US Navy, paid off. In the hands of the Americans were the island, with ...
Europe before the abyss of the First World War

Europe before the abyss of the First World War

Germany went full steam ahead to war. Therefore, the attempts of St. Petersburg to establish mutual understanding with Berlin failed. In Potsdam in 1910, the meeting of Nicholas II with Kaiser Wilhelm II took place. It was ...
Adolf Hitler's childhood and youth - the roots of Nazism

Adolf Hitler's childhood and youth - the roots of Nazism

The future Fuhrer of the German people, the leader of the most "civilized Aryan" race, was born in the center of Europe, in Austria, in the town of Braunau on the river Inn. His parents are 52-year-old Alois and 20-year-old ...
The rapid beginning of the XX century

The rapid beginning of the XX century

The beginning of 20 century was stormy, several different military-political conflicts thundered all over the planet, which caught the attention of the world community. In South Africa was the second ...