The neutral United States moves closer to war with Germany when U.S. forces land on Iceland to take over its garrisoning from the British.» Read more
June 29, 1941 – Germans advance in Russia
One week after launching a massive invasion of the USSR, Nazi divisions make staggering advances on Leningrad, Moscow, and Kiev.» Read more
December 20, 1941 – Hitler to Halder: No retreat!
On this day, in one of his first acts as the new commander in chief of the German army, Adolf Hitler informs General Franz Halder that there will be no retreating from the Russian front near Moscow.» Read more
September 8, 1941 – Siege of Leningrad begins
Nazi Germany’s siege of Leningrad begins with the encirclement of the Soviet city.» Read more