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MEN-AT-ARMS: WORLD WAR II SOVIET ARMED FORCES
Author: Nigel Thomas & Illus. Darko Pavlovic
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Dec 2012
Adetailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of WW II, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught & pushed it back into Germany itself. Features uniforms & organizations. Color illus; 48 pgs.
This final part of the series documents the Red Army's push through Germany to Berlin, which eventually culminated in the surrender of the German forces to the Allies in 1945. It also offers a detailed breakdown of all the armed forces that conducted the offensive campaigns on the Eastern Front, including the army, air force, paratroopers, navy and NKVD troops. It also reveals in colorful illustrations the uniforms and organizations of the Russian forces serving against Japan until the eventual surrender of all Japanese Imperial forces in August 1945.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian, formerly a Principal Lecturer at Northumbria University, now a freelance military author, translator and military uniform consultant. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was awarded a PhD on the Eastern enlargement of NATO.