Soviet Soldier 1941-1945 ハードカバー – 2011/6/1
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Eight million Soviet soldiers died on the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. However, their history, uniforms, and day-to-day plight remain mostly undocumented to this day. Many misconceptions prevail, most of them stemming from the ferocious Nazi propaganda of the time. In reality, the Soviet soldier proved himself a resolute and well-equipped fighter. His uniform and equipment improved constantly during the Great Patriotic War, despite the shortcomings of a war-crippled economy.There have been few books on the history and uniforms of the World War II Soviet Army. The interested reader will find here a coherent wealth of information on the Red Army's organization and orders of battle, its uniforms and equipment, and its materials (soft skinned vehicles, AFVs, Artillery, Signals...). The various guises of the Soviet soldier, from Barbarossa to the fall of Berlin, have been reproduced in color with more than 50 studio reconstructions of infantrymen, artillerymen, parachutists, tankmen, women soldiers, marines, commissars, etc.A large variety of individual equipment, small arms, personal items, insignia and medals are illustrated in detail. The book also features hundreds of unpublished period photographs, many from the soldiers themselves.A career French Army NCO, Philippe Rio has a passion for the Red Army, from the 1930s to the 1950s. His vast knowledge of the subject has enabled him to contribute many articles to the French Militaria Magazine.
"What makes it so interesting to me is not only all the detail, but that the photo illustrations are mostly made up of new pictures showing the genuine items... quite enlightening...first class reference" - Military Modeling, 09/23/2011
After the book Deutsche Soldaten by Agustin Saiz hit the market, which covers all German equiptment and uniforms of ww2, I immediately thought that a comparable work must come out that would cover the soviet side of ww2. Well behold! Here it is! This book is for anyone that has either elementary interest, or a life time of ww2 study under their belt.
To begin, the cover and binding method is high class and the book has a feel of solid quality. With that said, the contents speak for themselves. Inside you will find any and all personal effects during the period of 1941-1945.
Being more of a photo study, all uniforms and equiptment are mint condition originals, being pain stakingly Photographed on high quality gloss paper, showing even the most minute details.
The author, Philippe Rio, did an excellent job in every aspect. If you purchase this book you will not be disappointed. My copy goes right next to Deutsche Soldaten as an indispensible piece to my Eastern Front library.
Author of "Why Normandy Was Won: Operation Bagration and the War in the East 1941 - 1945" and "The European Theater Anthology of World War II: Unique, Unknown and Interesting Information for those familiar with the Second World War."
I'm really pleased to have scored mine new at $59, but would be comfortable paying $100. You will enjoy this book regardless of your interests. Za Rodina!
Two minor gripes; the type size and font used in the text parts of the book (not the captions) is too small and too thin against the stark white glossy paper, making it a little difficult for forty-seven-year-old eyes to read without a pair of serious magnifying reading glasses on! Even then, it's not an easy task - wish they would've used a larger, easier-to-read font. Also, some of the items are glossed over rather quickly as the book strives to cover an tremendous amount of ground within its pages. There's not a lot of detail given on the items shown, but due to the number of items shown, there simply wasn't enough room to do so.
STILL, I highly recommend this one, excellent resource book that will prove itself to be invaluable.