The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1941–45

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The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1941–45

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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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published Nov 23 1989
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850459395
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 216
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Steven J. Zaloga

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

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Ronald Volstad

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

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