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Red Armor Combat Orders: Combat Regulations for Tank and Mechanised Forces 1944

Red Armor Combat Orders: Combat Regulations for Tank and Mechanised Forces 1944

Richard N. Armstrong
July 10, 2016

Soviet military leadership is unable or unwilling to disassociate itself from past experiences. Red Armour Combat Orders illustrates through captured regulations that many of the Soviet Techniques in armoured warfare have remained unchanged over the last four decades. Study of the regulations...

Soviet Documents on the Use of War Experience: Volume Three: Military Operations 1941 and 1942

Soviet Documents on the Use of War Experience: Volume Three: Military Operations 1941 and 1942

Harold S. Orenstein
April 24, 2016

The Soviet Study of War" series examines the lessons Soviet military theorists and commanders learned from the study of their own military experience. These are translations of Soviet documents....

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940

Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940

E.N. Kulkov, Oleg Aleksandrovich Rzheshevskii, Harold Shukman
September 12, 2014

This is the verbatim record of a secret and hitherto unpublished meeting, held in the Kremlin in April 1940, devoted to a post mortem of the Finnish campaign....

Soviet Air Force Theory, 1918-1945

Soviet Air Force Theory, 1918-1945

James Sterrett
March 22, 2013

This new book examines the development of Soviet thinking on the operational employment of their Air Force from 1918 to 1945, using Soviet theoretical writings and contemporary analyses of combat actions....

The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45: A Documentary Reader

The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45: A Documentary Reader

Alexander Hill
August 31, 2010

This book consists of extracts from key documents, along with commentary and further reading, on the ‘Great Patriotic War’ of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany, 1941-45. Despite the historical significance of the war, few Soviet documents have been published in English. This work provides...

Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945: 'August Storm'

Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945: 'August Storm'

David M. Glantz
May 01, 2006

At the request of the other Allies, on 9th August 1945, a force of over 1.5 million Red Army soldiers unleashed a massive attack against the Japanese in Manchuria. Volume 2 covers the detailed course of operational and tactical fighting in virtually every combat sector....

The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945: 'August Storm'

The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945: 'August Storm'

David M. Glantz
May 01, 2006

This critical examination of the final Soviet strategic offensive operation during World War II seeks to chip away at two generally inaccurate pictures many Westerners have of the war. Specifically, Westerners seem to think that only geography, climate, and sheer numbers negated German military...

The War Behind the Eastern Front: Soviet Partisans in North West Russia 1941-1944

The War Behind the Eastern Front: Soviet Partisans in North West Russia 1941-1944

Alexander Hill
April 06, 2006

This book is based on Soviet archival sources, most previously untapped by Western and Soviet and post-Soviet Russian historians, in addition to German material from the US National Archives. Using this material the author describes the harsh realities of partisan warfare and explains the changing...

From Leningrad to Hungary: Notes of a Red Army Soldier, 1941-1946

From Leningrad to Hungary: Notes of a Red Army Soldier, 1941-1946

Evgenii D. Moniushko, David M. Glantz
December 16, 2004

This new book is a chronological narrative of the experiences of Evgenii Moniushko, who lived through and survived the first year of the siege of Leningrad and who served as a junior officer in the Red Army during the last eighteen months of war and the first year of the Soviet occupation of...

Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis

Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis

Anders Frankson, Niklas Zetterling
November 11, 2004

The battle at Kursk in 1943 is often referred to as the greatest tank battle in the history of warfare. This volume makes extensive use of German archival documents as well as various Russian books and articles. As well as an account of the battle, it addresses methodological issues....

Belorussia 1944: The Soviet General Staff Study

Belorussia 1944: The Soviet General Staff Study

David Glantz
July 15, 2004

A new edited translation of the Soviet Staff study of the Red Army's Belorussian operation in the summer of 1944, which was unprecedented in terms of its scale, scope and strategic consequences. The Soviet Stavka had planned a campaign consisting of a series of massive operations spanning the...

Battle for the Ukraine: The Korsun'-Shevchenkovskii Operation

Battle for the Ukraine: The Korsun'-Shevchenkovskii Operation

David M. Glantz, Harold S. Orenstein
May 30, 2003

A comprehensive guide to the battle for the Ukraine from the Soviet perspective during the winter of 1943-1944. This volume is an unexpurgated translation of the originally classified Soviet General Staff Study No.14....

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