The Soviet Army

The Soviet Army

Men-at-Arms 29
  • Author: Albert Seaton
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 29
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1972
  • ISBN: 9780850451139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 50
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About this Product

In the years between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and World War II, the Soviet Army underwent dramatic changes in conscription, organization and effectiveness. The Russian Army in World War I had been lacking in leadership and drive, but was transformed by the Soviets into a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by its crucial victory at Stalingrad. Enhanced by colour plates, illustrations and photographs, this book traces the development of the Soviet Army from its Tsarist heritage, through the tumultuous years of the Red Army, to its full modernization in 1957,

Biographical Note

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Seaton (Retd.) is the author of many books on Russian military history. His The Russo-German War 1941-45 is one of the most complete and authoritative accounts available, and has appeared in London, New York and Frankfurt. His other works include The Battle for Moscow, Stalin as Military Commander and Stalingrad.Michael Roffe is a talented painter of military subjects who has illustrated many titles for Osprey over the years. His artistic talents span a variety of historical periods; he has illustrated titles relating to the Boer War, the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and the American War for Independence.


Introduction The Tsarist Heritage The Revolution The Birth of the Red Army The Civil War The Russo-Polish War The End of the Civil War An Army without confidence The Great Purges Soviet Expansionism and the Threat of War The Russo-Finnish Winter War The Trial of Strength - June 1941 Moscow 1941 Stalingrad From Victory to Victory The Far East The Soviet Army A Modern Army Uniforms The Plates

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