Inside the Soviet Army

Inside the Soviet Army

Elite 12
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: ELI 12
  • Publication Date: 28 May 1987
  • ISBN: 9780850457414
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

For a young Soviet man in the 1980s, the chances were high that he would be obliged to serve for at least two years in the Soviet Armed Forces. At this time Soviet society was far more militarized than most other European countries; by the time they turned 18, most Soviet boys were far more familiar with military life than their Western European and American counterparts. Focusing on the daily experiences of a young recruit in the Soviet Army of the late 1980s, this book examines the history, organization, appearance and equipment of the Soviet forces, from pre-service indoctrination to uniforms and leadership.

Biographical Note

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952. He received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.RONALD VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several of Osprey's leading military illustrators he had no formal art training, though he did work in a TV company's art department - before spending 15 years operating heavy machinery in the oil industry. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models.

Contents

Pre-Service Indoctrination The Soviet Armed Forces Welcome to the Army, Ivan Ivanovich! The Daily Schedule Leadership Soviet Army Uniforms The Plates

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