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Greatest turning point in WW2

LAURENCE REES: What do you think was the single greatest turning point in WW2?

WILLIAM HITCHCOCK: I think it’s very difficult to pick a better turning point than Stalingrad. Militarily it’s the moment when the balance of forces significantly shift. Victory is not inevitable, but it’s far more likely after Stalingrad than beforehand for the Allied powers. I think it’s also important to pick Stalingrad because it reminds us of the importance of the fighting in the East, where the decisive fate of the Second World War was really going to be decided.