As to “victors write the history” I was thinking of more ancient times.
Like what we know about Western Europe in Roman times comes mostly from what the Romans wrote.
Heck, we even call Germany Germany because the Romans called it that way.
We know very little of the Netherlands’ people in appr. 2000 years ago.
Ditto for what Herodotus tells us of ancient Greec historic events.
That different stories about the same events exist, is a fact. It shows us how complicated life can be and still is.