1942 + 80 Years – Operation Uranus: Turning the Tide in Europe

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin shaking hands with German Minister of Foreign Affairs Joachim von Ribbentrop after signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact at the Kremlin, 1939. (Bundesarchiv - German Federal Archives) Elements of the German 3rd Panzer Army advancing through Belarus during Operation Barbarossa, 1941. (Public Domain) Soviet soldiers operating an anti-aircraft gun in defense of … Continue reading 1942 + 80 Years – Operation Uranus: Turning the Tide in Europe

1942 + 80 Years – Operation Watchtower: Going on the Offensive in the Pacific

U.S. Navy SBD-3 Dauntless airplanes preparing to attack the Japanese cruiser Mikuma during the Battle of Midway, June 1942. (National Archives and Records Administration) Photograph of the Japanese-built airfield - later called Henderson Field - on the island of Guadalcanal, July 1942. (Public Domain) U.S. Marines landing on the island of Guadalcanal on August 7, … Continue reading 1942 + 80 Years – Operation Watchtower: Going on the Offensive in the Pacific

1942 + 80 Years – Operation Torch: Breakthrough in North Africa

German field marshal Erwin Rommel observing the Battle of Alam el Halfa from a Sd.Kfz. 250, September 1942. (Bundesarchiv - German Federal Archives) British soldiers advancing during the Second Battle of El Alamein, October 1942. (Imperial War Museum) Soldiers from the British Indian Army standing at attention in North Africa, October 1940. Over 2.5 million … Continue reading 1942 + 80 Years – Operation Torch: Breakthrough in North Africa

New Blog Series: 1942 + 80 Years – Turning the Tide in World War II

Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill seated at the Tehran Conference, 1943. (Library of Congress) To commemorate the 80th year anniversary of the subject matter - as well as to observe and recognize Veterans Day - the Reagan Library Education Blog is pleased to announce its newest educational series on three major battles … Continue reading New Blog Series: 1942 + 80 Years – Turning the Tide in World War II