The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1941–45

The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1941–45

Men-at-Arms 216
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 216
  • Publication Date: 23 Nov 1989
  • ISBN: 9780850459395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, 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.RON VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several other leading military Osprey 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, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

Contents

The Red Army in 1941 Organisation of the Soviet Armed Forces: The Rifle Forces Red Army Cavalry Tank and Mechanised Forces Other Combat Branches Red Army Uniforms The Plates

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