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  • Article by Wesley Dankers
  • Published on March 18th, 2020

Model, Walter

Walter Model was one of Adolf Hitler’s favourite generals. On more than one occasion he prevented an imminent military defeat on the Eastern front and he also made short work of the British paratroopers during the Battle of Arnhem.

  • Article by Pieter Schlebaum
  • Published on February 10th, 2020

McAuliffe, Anthony

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  • Article by Hans Molier
  • Published on February 6th, 2020

Patton, George

George Smith Patton jr. was born November 11, 1885, in San Gabriel, California. He served with distinction in World War One. On November 8, 1942, he was in command of the Western Force during Operation Torch, in July 1943 he commanded the U.S. 7th Army during Operation Husky. He arrived in France on August 1, 1944 , commanding the U.S. 3rd Army. On March 22, 1945 he crossed the River Rhine. He died on December 21, 1945, of injuries he had sustained in a car crash on December 9.
He was buried at the American Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxemburg.

  • Article by Robbert Schoester
  • Published on January 24th, 2020

Weidling, Helmut Otto Ludwig

Helmut Otto Ludwig Weidling was born November 2, 1891 in Halberstadt in the present federal state of Sachsen-Anhalt. He served with distinction during World War One and made a brilliant career during World War Two, serving in Poland, France and on the Eastern front.In April 1945, Hitler appointed him military commander of Berlin and he became one of the key figures in the defense of the city. He passed away, a prisoner of war, on November 178, 1955 in a prison near Moscow.

  • Article by Tom Notten
  • Published on January 23rd, 2020

Zhukov, Georgi K.

Gheorghi Konstantinovich Zhukov was born December 1st, 1896 in Obinskoye in the vicinity of Kaluga. He grew up in bitter poverty and at the age of 10, he left for Moscow with his uncle to go and work in a factory.

  • Article by Auke de Vlieger
  • Published on January 6th, 2020

Zaitsev, Vasily G.

Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev was a Soviet lieutenant who became well known for his role as a sniper during the battle for Stalingrad.

  • Article by Richard Savage
  • Published on October 19th, 2019

Schwerdtfeger,Werner

This is a short biography of a man whose life was filled with enough experiences, friendships, and drama to serve the lives of several men. Father, husband, friend, scientist, educator, researcher, mentor, aeronaut, and warrior, he comes as close to a true "Man for All Seasons" as many of us could likely imagine. His experiences in wartime, as a uniformed civil service official in the Luftwaffe and flight meteorologist in combat and later as director of the Luftwaffe’s principal forecast agency, would have been the high points of most men’s lives, as wartime service undoubtedly was for many of his comrades.

  • Article by Thijs de Veen
  • Published on September 28th, 2019

Harmon, Leonard Roy

Roy Leonard Harmon was born on 21 January 1917 in Cuero, Texas. He was the son of Cornelius and Naunita Harmon. He graduated from Daule High School and during the Great Depression he helped with a variety of chores in and around a historic property in Cuero. On 3 December 1937 Elene Ross gave birth to a son, although they were not married. On 10 June 1939 he entered service with the Navy in Houston. He followed training in Norfolk, Virginia, and reported for duty on 28 October 1939 on the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, which was also docked there. Aboard this vessel, he rose to Mess Attendant First Class. Being an Afro-American, there were no other options available to him.

  • Article by Jochem Botman
  • Published on August 18th, 2019

Cate Brouwer, Helene Louise ten

Uit het Leidsch Dagblad van 13 september 2003: "Ze was beeldschoon, slim en sportief. Ze kon schieten, saboteren en spioneren. Als een Leidse Hannie Schaft stortte ze zich in het verzet, werd gepakt en ter dood veroordeeld. Maar dan neemt haar leven een bizarre wending. Ze stelt haar kwaliteiten ter beschikking aan de Sicherheitsdienst."