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

1st Edition

Alexander Hill

Published August 31, 2010
Reference - 356 Pages
ISBN 9780415604246 - CAT# Y112580
Series: Soviet (Russian) Study of War

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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 translations of a range of extracts from Soviet documents relating to the titanic struggle on the Eastern Front during World War II, with commentary. This is the only single-volume work in English to use documentary evidence to look at the Soviet war effort from military, political, economic and diplomatic perspectives. The book should not only facilitate a deeper study of the Soviet war effort, but also allow more balanced study of what is widely known in the West as the ‘Eastern Front’.

This book will be of much interest to students and scholars of military history, Soviet history, and World War II history.


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