Crete (1941)

“The Battle of Crete (Unternehmen Merkur) was fought during World War II on the Greek island of Crete. It began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany began an airborne invasion of Crete. Greek forces and other Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island. After one day of fighting, the Read More…

Battles of Khalkhin Gol (1939)

Background “The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia and the Empire of Japan in 1939. The conflict was named after the river Khalkhyn Gol, which passes through the battlefield. In Japan, the decisive battle of the conflict is known as the Nomonhan Read More…