The Camels

(Photo: German soldier near Stalingrad, 1942. Source: here.) While Lily was fighting in the Battle of Stalingrad, camels would have been a familiar sight. The first time I read about a convoy of camels bringing water to soldiers there, I was astonished. When I pictured Russia, I thought of snow and not camels, which I... Continue Reading →

Factory 292: Making Yak-1 Fighters

Who are these pilots who briefly walk across the screen in this film about the factory? At the time it was made, Lily's regiment was in Air Defence, guarding this factory and others like it. Continue to video →

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