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Osprey's survey of the Soviet Army during the Cold War period (1946-1991). 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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published May 28 1987
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9780850457414
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 12
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Ronald Volstad

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Cana…

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