The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45

The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45

Description

The German invasion in 1941 led to a series of staggering defeats for the Russians. In the first five months of fighting, the Soviets lost about four million men, amounting to 80 per cent of the total strength of the ground forces at the time of the outbreak of the war. Yet the Red Army managed to hold on. The Soviets had been steadily growing throughout in capability and effectiveness, and after the smashing of the German offensive at the battle of the Kursk salient, they were never again seriously checked, advancing to the ruins of Berlin itself. This title examines the organisation, equipment and uniforms of the Red Army of the Great Patriotic War.


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Details

Author(s)
Steven Zaloga
Format
Paperback | 47 pages
Dimensions
185 x 250 x 6mm | 193g
Publication date
23 Nov 1989
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
58
ISBN10
0850459397
ISBN13
9780850459395
Bestsellers rank
514,013