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World War II Soviet Armed Forces (1): 1939-41 (Men-at-Arms) [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Thomas , Darko Pavlovic
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Book Description

This title presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet Army at the outbreak of World War II (1939-1945), including the Red Army's campaigns against Japan on the Manchurian plains as well as in Finland. It also covers the Red Army's first operations during Operation Barbarossa when the Red Army was forced to defend Mother Russia against the German onslaught. With a breakdown of all the armed forces including the army, air force, paratroopers, navy and NKVD troops, author Nigel Thomas gives special attention to the evolution of uniforms, equipment and insignia with the introduction of new regulations in 1935 and 1940.

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"... a real must have for those who have a penchant for the Soviet military or for figure modelers." - Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (November 2010)


.".. a real must have for those who have a penchant for the Soviet military or for figure modelers." - Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness "(November 2010)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1590 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (February 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XWYHP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Joining other 'Men-at-Arms' series titles is Dr. Nigel Thomas' WORLD WAR II SOVIET ARMED FORCES (1) 1939-41, a survey representing the first of three books detailing the uniforms and organization of the forces leading to Allied victory in Europe. Color illustrations of Army, Air Force, Navy and NKVD personnel accompany a survey of the Soviet forces to the first months of the war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Starting Point March 3, 2014
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If one is beginning to study the uniforms of the Red Army during the 1941-45 era, this book is a good starting point.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The War in Russia: The Early Years November 12, 2013
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The lead book of two books on the subject, dealing with the early years of the war in the East. Osprey's usual informative but brief look at the topic title.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start on Russian WWII Military September 13, 2013
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Good general information, but specifics are lacking. Needs far more detail in what items were issued to officers, noncoms, etc.
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