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The Red Army in Combat 1941-1945 (Paperback)

WWII Military

By Bob Carruthers
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781781591352
Published: 5th February 2013


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This fascinating compilation of wartime battlefield reports drawn from Russian and German sources has been carefully selected by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers to produce an absorbing overview of the organisation and tactics of the Red Army in World War II. Featured topics include anti-tank measures, cavalry tactics, the development of the Red Guards, Soviet parachute battalions, mountain fighters , mortar formations, field defences and improvisations, artillery effectiveness, infantry tactics and more.

Combining contemporary reports of the key characteristics of the Red Army with more obscure aspects, including tactical advice given to Soviet troops on how to attack tanks with Molotov cocktails, this excellent survey of sources builds into an absorbing account of the Red Army drawn exclusively from original wartime reports. This new ebook compilation is essential reading for anyone interested in discovering rare and vital information on the combat experience of the Red Army from primary sources.

The eastern front was bloody and destructive. “The Red Army in Combat 1941 – 1945” is an analysis of battlefield reports of the Eastern front war between the USSR and Nazi Germany throughout World War II, telling the true story of tactics used to battle the third Reich and crafts a riveting account of the long standing struggle and the ingenuity to survive. “The Red Army in Combat 1941-1945” is an enticing and recommended addition to military history collection, much recommended.

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About Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers is the producer of Discovery Channel’s Line Of Fire and Weapons of War and
BBC’s Both Sides of the Line, his extensive knowledge,
experience and strong editorial control, afford the militaryenthusiast the ability to buy with confidence.

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