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The nondescript house that determined the outcome of the second world war

27 August 2022

9:00 AM

27 August 2022

9:00 AM

The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII’s Greatest Battle Iain MacGregor

Constable, pp.346, 25

Sometimes the struggle for a single small strongpoint can tip the whole balance of a greater battle. One thinks of the closing of the gates of Hougoumont farm at Waterloo, or the bloodless German seizure of Fort Douaumont at Verdun – an error it took an estimated 100,000 French lives to reverse.

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