- Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin
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And he recalls his experiences with a candour and an immediacy that brings the war on the Eastern Front - a war of immense scale and intensity - dramatically to life.
Petr Alexeevich Mikhin trained as a schoolteacher before the Second World War and served as an artillery man throughout the conflict. He was wounded three times and suffered shell shock, and he finished the war as a highly decorated officer with the rank of a captain.
After the war he returned to teaching mathematics in civil and military schools, and he retired as a lieutenant colonel. Petr Mikhin is the author of numerous short stories and three books, all of them based on his extraordinary wartime experiences. There are many reasons for why the German army was as successful as it was against the Red Army on the Eastern Front.
All too often that assistance is dismissed as being of limited value, but the truth is that without her allies Germany would never have been able to reach Stalingrad, less so hold out against the Red Army until May of This is the book the movie with the same title is based on. This showcases the former, a band of Jewish partisans that did more than just fight the German occupation, they made it a rule to save as many women, children, and the elderly as they could. Slepyan is an academic and this monograph is an in-depth look at the partisan war effort on the Eastern Front, concentrating on the creation of the partisan movement and the complex nature of war on occupied territory and in the rear of the German Army.
Both collaboration and resistance is discussed as part of everyday life of those under occupation. Also available on audio and MP3 format.
Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin
Bartov explores the erasure of memory, including the Holocaust and Jewish history in general, throughout Western Ukrainian territory as the recently created state of Ukraine tries to come to terms with its past while crafting a new memory and history for its indigenous population. Armstrong is a military officer who knows Russian and wrote this monograph on the six tank armies of the Red Army and their respective commanders. Well worth the read to understand how Red Army commanders handled their tank forces and in general how armored formations were employed throughout the war on the Eastern Front.
This is a must if you have an interest in the Red Army. Manstein is often made out to be the greatest German commander of the Second World War but there is more than one side to the man that most like so much to laud.
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Dispels a few myths from the Cold War era and allows for a more nuanced understanding of the Eastern Front from the Soviet point-of-view. Unfortunately, and are overly represented, whereas the rest of the war seems to be somewhat skimmed over. Ueberschar There are many myths that exist about the Eastern Front, especially revolving around the Wehrmacht and how the Germans waged war.
This text is a good start in discussing some of those myths. Written during the Cold War they showcase the tremendous amount of information that was available at the time and the complexity of the Eastern Front.
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Although Erickson tried his best, he was still somewhat influenced by Soviet propaganda in some of his accounts. Nonetheless, this is still a staple to this day for understanding the Eastern Front. The arguments presented are not meant for the layman, but thrust the reader into the midst of current Russian debates on the Eastern Front, including Lend Lease and casualties in both the war as a whole and, more specifically, during the Battle of Kursk.
Reese Reese attempts to explain why Red Army soldiers continued to fight in the face of numerous defeats and catastrophic set backs during and , analyzing their effectiveness from the Winter War throughout the Eastern Front of the Second World War. Reese is an expert on the Red Army and presents many original arguments based on recent literature, memoirs, and archival findings.
This was a journal of a Russian captain who fought without training ,with the constant fear of not only being killed by the Germans, but of being killed by his own fellow soldiers. With a compassion for his fellow man and the Communist Party 's rationale for killing its own people without mercy, this soldier fought from Moscow to Czech. Lost later in the Kremlin's politics, he went back without any real War is often depicted as a dehumanized event with the true heroes stories often left untold. Lost later in the Kremlin's politics, he went back without any real acknowledgment for his courage and strength.
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