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The Resource Ivan's war : life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945, Catherine Merridale

Ivan's war : life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945, Catherine Merridale

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Ivan's war : life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
Title
Ivan's war
Title remainder
life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Merridale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, based on newly revealed sources. The men and women of the Red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers, confronted Europe's most lethal fighting force and by 1945 had defeated it. Sixty years have passed since their epic triumph, but the heart and mind of Ivan--as the ordinary Russian soldier was called--remain a mystery. We know something about how the soldiers died, but nearly nothing about how they lived, how they saw the world, or why they fought. Drawing on previously closed military and secret police archives, interviews with veterans, and private letters and diaries, Merridale presents the first comprehensive history of the Red Army rank and file, revealing the singular mixture of courage, patriotism, anger, and fear that made it possible for these underfed, badly led troops to defeat the Nazi army.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merridale, Catherine
Dewey number
940.54/217
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D764
LC item number
.M395 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
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Ivan's war : life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945, Catherine Merridale
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-439) and index
Contents
True war stories -- Marching with revolutionary step -- A fire through all the world -- Disaster beats its wings -- Black ways of war -- Stone by stone -- A land laid waster -- May brotherhood be blessed -- Exulting, grieving, and sweating blood -- Despoil the corpse -- Sheathe the old sword -- And we remember all
Control code
ocm60671899
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 462 p.
Isbn
9780805074550
Lccn
2005050457
Note
Gift of Mary Lou Williamson.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60671899
Label
Ivan's war : life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945, Catherine Merridale
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-439) and index
Contents
True war stories -- Marching with revolutionary step -- A fire through all the world -- Disaster beats its wings -- Black ways of war -- Stone by stone -- A land laid waster -- May brotherhood be blessed -- Exulting, grieving, and sweating blood -- Despoil the corpse -- Sheathe the old sword -- And we remember all
Control code
ocm60671899
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 462 p.
Isbn
9780805074550
Lccn
2005050457
Note
Gift of Mary Lou Williamson.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60671899

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