One of the most brutal battles of the Second World War was the Nazi offensive against Stalingrad where atrocities were committed on both sides and the soldiers also had to contend with starvation and freezing conditions during a lengthy siege.
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Sunday 08 September 2013
More on the soldier who was proud to have been Hitler’s bodyguard
Saturday 07 September 2013
An ironic, nomadic and prolific novelist of the Habsburg twilight, returned to life for English-language readers in Michael Hofmann’s splendid translations, Roth also worked as a keen-eyed and inquisitive journalist.
'Hitler was no brute': Führer’s defiant bodyguard and witness to his last hours Rochus Misch dies aged 96
Friday 06 September 2013
SS guard who spent five years with Hitler died remaining loyal to the man he affectionately called 'boss'
Thursday 05 September 2013
Changes will allow for offline viewing of BBC's audio and video content.
Monday 02 September 2013
8.3-inch screen offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, but it's the ability to sync with your Android smartphone that might be the real temptation.
Monday 02 September 2013
However, there are contradictory reports as to just what features the device will include.
Sunday 25 August 2013
Britain’s anti-terror legislation should be widened to cover the publication and passing on of official government secrets, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Blair has suggested.
Friday 23 August 2013
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Cigars expected to fetch between £800 and £1,200
Sunday 18 August 2013
Jamaican secures his seventh world gold by defending 200m title with ease, while Briton Gemili narrowly misses out on medal
Monday 05 August 2013
The brand HUGO by Hugo Boss might call to mind duty-free perfume or gaunt models strutting down the catwalk in eye-wateringly expensive outfits to those who aren’t particularly interested in fashion. Indeed, there is a film here that shows gaunt models wearing red suits and red lipstick, bones protruding, subjected to a wind-machine and flashing lights. But that’s about all the fashion there is.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The heptathlete has been ruled out of the World Championships in Moscow
Monday 29 July 2013
The Proms may never be the same again after the extraordinary heights achieved by the concert performance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on almost consecutive nights last week as the composer intended.
Friday 26 July 2013
Scientists work out the secrets behind the world’s fastest sprinter’s amazing time
Saturday 20 July 2013
Judges have ruled that the latest hit song from the controversial rap artist Bushido can be sold only to adults.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'