Daily Archives: February 19, 2012


On 30 January 1943 Friedrich Paulus was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. On the very next day, this freshly minted field marshal did something no German field marshal had ever done before: he surrendered. Just one year earlier things were very different for the Germans. In January 1942, Paulus […]

Stalling for surrender at Stalinburg


In the first of what will hopefully be a regular feature, Stephen Irvine tells us why he has a problem with the funerary hoopla for Whitney Houston. It is nothing personal, mind … Coverage of Whitney Houston’s funeral has been more than a little troubling today, with the BBC’s online […]

Houston, I have a problem