Prelude to War
The Second World War is a record of one of the most destructive conflicts in human history, more than 46 million soldiers and civilians died. By far the largest number of those killed, whether in battle or behind enemy lines, were unknown by name or face except to those few who knew or loved them.
Our Russian Front
Disregarding the Ribbentrop-Molotov Non-Aggression Pact signed by Germany and the USSR on 23rd August 1939, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, intending to invade and conquer the USSR and unite German and Japanese forces against the Allies. Stalin mobilised every man, woman and child in the land to defend their country and this is their story.
The Nuremberg Trials
The Nuremberg Trials was the world’s first attempt to apply the rule of law to the excesses of war. Its tribunal judged 24 of the most egregious offenders of the losing side on charges of crimes against peace (i.e. waging a ‘war of aggression’), war crimes and crimes against humanity.