Aspects of History is a magazine and website dedicated to history and historical fiction. In each episode our editor, Oliver Webb-Carter, will interview historians and novelists about great moments of history. If you’d like to know more, head over to our website https://aspectsofhistory.com where you’ll find articles, interviews, short stories and book reviews, and all absolutely free.
The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Heart of the Greatest Battle of World War II
To the Soviet Union, the sacrifices that enabled the country to defeat Nazi Germany in World War II were sacrosanct. The foundation of the Soviets’ hard-won victory was laid during the battle for the city of Stalingrad, resting on the banks of the Volga River. To Russians, it is a pivotal landmark of their nation’s losses, with more than two million civilians and combatants either killed, wounded, or captured during the bitter fighting from September 1942 to February 1943. Both sides endured terrible conditions in brutal, relentless house-to-house fighting. […Learn More]