Was Stalin the real winner of the war?

An impressive revisionist history of the second world war contends that the Soviet dictator was the conflict’s animating force, writes Serhii Plokhy


Stalin’s War Sean McMeekin Allen Lane, £40, pp848 “It is necessary to deprive the German command of all initiative, forestall the adversary, and to attack the German army when it is still in the deployment stage and has no time to organise the...

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