The Leader is unavailable: the strange legend of Stalin’s post-invasion breakdown.

Was Stalin really so shocked by the German invasion in 1941 that he went on a three-day bender? Historical sources differ.

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Oh, Ashley! The mysterious fate of BOAC Flight 777.

On June 1, 1943, the Nazis shot down an unarmed airliner with a famous actor on board. Was he the target, or was there another story?