The first of six volumes was published in 1948, with the world still reeling from the war and working to rebuild and as such, the series is not without its criticisms. Naturally, Churchill will have had access to sensitive or secret information that would not be included, and in fact the volumes were vetted by the then Cabinet Secretary before release. Critics also note that Churchill tends to focus less on the war in the Eastern Front and Pacific than he does on the battles in Western Europe and North Africa.
World War 2 movies have served as some of the best films ever to be made and for good reason. The politics and battles portrayed in WWII movies arguably shaped the world today more than any other event throughout modern history.
North of Stalingrad, the Soviet armored counter-offensives in August were bloody. Though they did not significantly repel the German forces, they bought the Russians some precious time. Resting on the shore of the Volga, Stalingrad was encircled from North, West and South, and devastated by the Luftwaffe bombings. But its defenders were now entrenched. On September 13th, the assault on Stalingrad began and along with it, one of the greatest urban battles in History. 59ce067264