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Campagne de Bastogne – 1944

Campagne de Bastogne – 1944

History of Bastogne battle On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched Operation “Wacht am Rhein” and attacked by surprise in the Belgian Ardennes. By pushing back the conscription from 16 to 60 years for men, he managed to build 25 new Volksgrenadier divisions, and amassed 240,000 men and 500 tanks, including the new Tiger II to …

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 5

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 5

History of the FJR 5 It was in May 1942 that the 5th Fallschirmjäger regiment was created on the training ground of Gross-Born in Pomerania. It’s then sent, in July 1942, for training camp Mourmelon, southeast of Reims. The 2nd Battalion was attached as KampfgrupperHübner to the Ramcke Brigade for use in the North of …

Historique de l’Afrika Korps – Feat KhanSeb

Historique de l’Afrika Korps – Feat KhanSeb

History of the Afrika Korps The Afrikakoprs, or Deutsche Afrikakorps was the expeditionary force sent in North Africa during the World War 2. Formed on January, the 11th 1941 to assist the Italians in Libya, the DAK was placed under the command of one of Hitler’s favorite officer, the Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Indeed, the …

La vie de Vassili Zaitsev – Feat Nota Bene

La vie de Vassili Zaitsev –  Feat Nota Bene

The life of Vassili Zaitsev Vassili Zaitsev was born in 1915 in Ieleniskoy in the Urals in a family of peasants. He was first a student in a construction school, and then joined the Soviet Navy in 1936. He was assigned to the 284th Division of Siberian Riflemen and was second lieutenant when he reached …

Historique de la bataille du Monte Cassino

Historique de la bataille du Monte Cassino

History of Battle of Monte Cassino After the various Allied landings in Sicily and Italy, the Italian front is no longer moving forward. Despite a reduced German army, it’s not difficult to defend the Italian boot, which is relatively narrow. Italy having surrendered, she theoretically joined the allies, but most of the Italian troops were …

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 7

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 7

History of the FJR 7 The 7th Fallschirmjäger Regiment was established in February 1943 in France in the 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division under the command of Colonel Ludwig Straub. At the beginning of June 1943, the regiment settled with the 2nd Division in the south of France, in the barracks of Uzès, in the region of …

Historique de la bataille de Tcherkassy – 1944

Historique de la bataille de Tcherkassy – 1944

History – Battle of Cherkasy The battle of Cherkasy (159km south-east of Kiev in Ukraine) took place from January 24 to February 17, 1944, which opposed the southern army group composed of 56,000 men, 70 tanks and guns against the 1st and 2nd Ukrainian front of the Red Army, composed of 200,000 men and 500 …