When we think of American air warfare in WW II, the famous “Mighty Eighth” Air Force quickly comes to mind. Historians have long shown the spotlight on the combat and bombing missions flown out of England. However, there is a fascinating, untold story of the American campaign in the Mediterranean that has been buried in history – until now.
Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad.
Stone argues, as Radosh puts it, that “the Soviet Union’s leader in the 1930s and ’40s, Joseph Stalin, has ‘been vilified pretty thoroughly by history,’ so what is needed is a program allowing viewers to walk in both his and Hitler’s shoes ‘to understand their point of view.’”