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Hungary

On 4 Nov 1956, following nearly 2 weeks of protest & political instability in Hungary, Soviet tanks & troops viciously crushed the protests. Thousands were killed & wounded, and nearly a quarter-million Hungarians fled the country. The...

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The largest Tank Battle in History

On 13 July 1943, during WWII, the Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, involving some 6,000 tanks, 2 million men, and 5,000 aircraft, ended with the German offensive repulsed by the Soviets at heavy cost. In early July, Germany and...

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Berlin

On 24 June 1948, the Soviet Union blocked all ground traffic to and from West Berlin. The Western allies were angered, especially the US. President Truman took two days to consider alternatives—which most feared could include war. On 26 June we...

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