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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.

Rochus Misch: An obituary continued

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What I Saw, by Joseph Roth. Granta, £9.99

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's bodyguard and secretary has died aged 96

'Hitler was no brute': Führer’s defiant bodyguard and witness to his last hours Rochus Misch dies aged 96

SS guard who spent five years with Hitler died remaining loyal to the man he affectionately called 'boss'

BBC updates their iPlayer app for Android: Download now & keep for 30 days

Changes will allow for offline viewing of BBC's audio and video content.

LG's G Pad set to compete with the Nexus 7 and iPad mini

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.

Pictures of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked ahead of IFA

However, there are contradictory reports as to just what features the device will include.

David Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act as he travelled from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. He had his mobile phone, laptop, DVDs and other items seized

Lord Blair: We need new and wider terrorism law to protect government secrets

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.

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Nazi auction: Cigars made for Adolf Hitler's deputy Hermann Goering up for sale

Cigars expected to fetch between £800 and £1,200

Usain Bolt, centre, leads the field, including Adam Gemili, left, in his 200m victory in Moscow

World Championships: Usain Bolt triumphs again in league of his own

Jamaican secures his seventh world gold by defending 200m title with ease, while Briton Gemili narrowly misses out on medal

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Art review: Hugo Boss Red Never Follows, Saatchi Gallery, London

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.

Leap of faith: Jessica Ennis-Hill continues her comeback from injury at the Anniversary Games in London

Jessica Ennis-Hill will 'return stronger' predicts Paula Radcliffe

The heptathlete has been ruled out of the World Championships in Moscow

Andreas Schager and Nina Stemme in a performance of Wagner's Götterdammerung, Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle

Classical review: Prom 20, Götterdämmerung, Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Staatskapelle

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.

Scientists have figured out how Usain Bolt broke the world record

Revealed: The science behind Usain Bolt power burst used to the 100m world record

Scientists work out the secrets behind the world’s fastest sprinter’s amazing time

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