• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

The Lighthouse of Stalingrad

'The Lighthouse of Stalingrad' book cover

Join historian Iain MacGregor as he unpicks the legend of ‘The Lighthouse’, a story of heroic struggle at the heart of the Battle of Stalingrad.

​​​​​​Stalingrad is regarded as one of the pivotal battles of the Second World War. Over two million civilians and combatants were either killed, wounded, or captured during the brutal fighting of September 1942.

In the midst of this struggle, sat a key strategic building codenamed ‘The Lighthouse’. 

Join Iain MacGregor as he brings to light the story of the small garrison of Red Army guardsmen based in this strategic front-line building, who held out against the German Sixth Army.

He will explore both German and Russian perspectives on the fighting around ‘The Lighthouse’ and challenge the heroic legend that developed around the building in the wake of the war.

Running order:

5.30pm – Doors open, café open for refreshments 
6.30pm – Talk begins
7.30pm – Book signing 
8.00pm – Doors close 

Iain MacGregor

About Iain MacGregor

Iain MacGregor has over 25 years' experience as an editor and publisher of non-fiction, working with authors such as Jonathan Fenby, Simon Schama, and Max Hastings, to name but a few. He is the author of 'To Hell on a Bike: Riding Paris-Roubaix, The Toughest Race in Cycling' and 'Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, The Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth'.

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