The Soviet Soldier

1941 - 1945

Philippe Rio

Eight million Soviet soldiers died on the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. However, their history, uniforms and day-to-day plight still remain mostly undocumented. Many misconceptions prevail, most of them stemming from the ferocious Nazi propaganda of the times.
Publication date:
June 2011
Publisher :
Histoire et Collections
Language:
English
Illustration :
over 800 photographs
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9782352501008

Dimensions : 320 X 230 cm
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£35.00
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Overview
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• In stunning detail, all of the personal effects, equipment and uniform of a WWII Soviet soldier

Eight million Soviet soldiers died on the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. However, their history, uniforms and day-to-day plight still remain mostly undocumented. Many misconceptions prevail, most of them stemming from the ferocious Nazi propaganda of the times. In reality, the Soviet soldier proved himself to be a resolute and well-equipped fighter. His uniform and equipment improved constantly despite the shortcomings of an economy crippled by war.

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 organisation and orders of battle, uniform and equipment and vehicles.

The various guises of the Soviet soldier, from Barbarossa to the fall of Berlin have been reproduced in colour with more than fifty studio reconstructions of infantrymen, artillerymen, parachutists, tank crewmen, marines, commissars and more.

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 The book also features hundreds of unpublished period photographs, many from the soldiers themselves.

REVIEWS

If you have an interest in the uniforms and equipment of the Soviet Soldier in WW2, then I think I'm safe to say this should be on your bookshelf. For collectors or for modellers who want a first class reference to work from, then this will help no end.
www.militarymodelling.com

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

I am staggered by the amount of work that must have been applied to researching and writing this book. It is an amazing piece of work.
Military in Scale

Must surely be a definitive work for modellers and re-enactors.
Miniature Wargames

... an interesting cross section of uniforms from all the armed forces.
Military Modelcraft International