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World War II Soviet Armed Forces (1): 1939–41 (Men-at-Arms #464) (Paperback)

World War II Soviet Armed Forces (1): 1939–41 (Men-at-Arms #464) By Nigel Thomas, Darko Pavlovic (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nigel Thomas, Darko Pavlovic (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author


NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist and military historian, formerly 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 has written widely for Osprey with titles such as MAA 518 Polish Legions 1914–19 and Elite 227 Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20. He was awarded a PhD for the study of the Eastern enlargement of NATO.

Praise For…


“... 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
ISBN: 9781849084000
ISBN-10: 1849084009
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 19th, 2010
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms