The Great War between Poland and the Teutonic Order will always be associated with the great victory of Poland at Grunwald. However, it is worth recalling the Koronowo battle, which took place three months later and became exceptional not only because it was another great Polish victory, but also because it was in fact a knights’ tournament, where warriors on both sides were fighting honorary duels with each other, and even two breaks during which they played songs about the courage of their opponents.
The German offensive code-named “Zitadelle” carried out in the area of Kursk on the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union led to the largest armoured battle fought during World War II. Thousands of tanks, guns, planes and almost 3 million soldiers stood in front of each other. It was also the first test for new German medium tanks – PzKpfw V Panther and a demonstration of the strength of heavy tanks, PzKpfw VI Tiger.
This article is about the Operation Dynamo, so-called the “Miracle of Dunkirk”, or the Battle of Dunkirk. Below you will find the history of the entire large evacuation of the Allies from the coasts of France, a description of the weapons and other interesting facts.
Charles XII Wittelsbach was the last king of Sweden to continue the tradition of conquests initiated by his ancestors. Endowed with immense military talent, he was called the “Viking King” because of his appearance and courage displayed on the battlefields. His life and reign were short, and his death ended Swedish supremacy in northern Europe.
The Battle of Shiroyama enrolled in the annals of history as a battle, where the last 500 samurai in the history of Japan heroically fought 30 000 Japan’s goverment soldiers, and died in defense of their fading values and traditions.. Like presented in the film “The Last Samurai”, in the last battle the samurai charged enemies armed with only swords, while the Emperor’s men were equipped with modern weapons, including rifles and artillery.
One of the most powerful battleships in history. The warship conducted only one offensive operation during which she destroyed the flagship of the British Royal Navy, bringing upon herself revenge of Great Britain’s fleet. The chase, which picked up the Allies has passed into history and ended with her sinking. Here is the story of the famous battleship Bismarck.
The biggest naval battle of the Great Russian-Japanese War, which ended with a total, devastating defeat of the Russian squadron, going towards friendly forces in the Pacific. Tsushima caused Russia to lose its position as a maritime power and the beginning of Japanese domination in East Asia. At the same time, it is one of the most interesting and important sea battles of all time – among other things, because the Russians sailed for 9 months in half of the world only to lose almost all the ships in less than 2 days.
When in June 1940 more than 5 million German soldiers launched an attack on the Soviet Union, Hitler and most of the Wehrmacht commanders were sure that victory over the eastern colossus was a matter of weeks – history, however, showed how greatly they were mistaken. Initially, the German war machine confidently pushed east into the USSR, brutally clearing the way to Moscow. However, it was there, as a result of an exhausting battle lasting from October 1941 to January 1942, that the Wehrmacht was defeated and pushed several hundred kilometers to the west.