Ivan's War: The Red Army at War 1939-45: The Red Army, 1941-45

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Ivan's War The Red Army, 1939-1945

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A powerful, groundbreaking new book on the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history.

They died in their millions, shattered by German shells and tanks, freezing behind the wire of prison camps, driven forward in suicidal charges by the secret police. Yet in all the books about the war on the eastern front, there is very little about how the Russian soldier lived, dreamed and died. Catherine Merridale found archives of letters, diaries and police reports that have allowed her to write a major history of a figure too often treated as part of a vast mechanical horde. Here are moving and terrible stories of men and women in appalling conditions, many not far from death. They allow us to understand the strange mixture of courage, patriotism, anger and fear that made it possible for these badly fed, dreadfully-governed soldiers to defeat the Nazi army that would otherwise have enslaved the whole of Europe. The experience of the soldiers is set against a masterly narrative of the war in Russia. Merridale also shows how the veterans were treated with chilling ingratitude and brutality by Stalin, and later exploited as icons of the Great Patriotic War before being sidelined once more in Putin's new capitalist Russia.

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Catherine Merridale is the author of Night of Stone, described by Misha Glenny as 'an epic and moving history' and by Anthony Beevor as 'an original and intriguing study of death in Russia'. She is Professor of History at Queen Mary College, London.

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Descripción FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2005. Hardback. Condición: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. Catherine Merridale s book is the first to put the experience of the ordinary Russian soldier at the heart of a narrative of the war on the Eastern Front, displacing the dictators and their generals who have dominated books on the subject for the past sixty years. Ivan, the archetypal Russian infantryman, emerges at last as a human figure. Merridale has explored letters, diaries, military records, the documents of the secret police and the testimonies of hundreds of surviving witnesses in an attempt to let us hear the voices of those who lived through the worst war in history. She found reports on morale by the NKVD, Stalin s secret police, medical surveys of illness and wounds (and denial of the reality of shell shock), and confiscated letters that said unguarded things about Stalin and sent their authors to punishment battalions. We hear the testimony of men and women about to die in suicidal attacks, facing German tanks with inadequate weapons and clothing, surviving terrible prison camps whose only purpose was to starve captives to death or living rough in the woods as partisans. She tries to understand how soldiers could fight so doggedly and for so long for a regime that treated them like dirt or cannon fodder. She has to dig beneath the jargon and ritual phrases of Soviet-era memory, which also clog the memories of the veterans who survived the war. Merridale breaks through that hard, accumulated crust of official dogma - even today, the Russian state does not like having the myth of the Great Patriotic War tarnished by fear, cowardice, looting or rape, all inseperable from the astonishing courage of these Ivans who died in their millions to stop the Nazi army that would otherwise have enslaved the whole of Europe. The experience of the soldiers is set against a masterly narrative of the war in Russia. In a moving final chapter Merridale shows how the veterans were treated with chilling ingratitude by Stalin, and later exploited as icons of the war by Brezhnev - before being sidelined once more in Putin s new authoritarian capitalist Russia. Nº de ref. del artículo: ABE9780571218080

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Descripción Condición: New. This book is the first to put the experience of Ivan, the archetypal Russian infantryman, at the heart of a narrative of the war on the Eastern Front, displacing the dictators and their generals who have dominated books on the subject for the past sixty years. Digging beneath the jargon and ritual phrases of Soviet-era memory, Merridale has explored letters, diaries, military records, the documents of the secret police and the testimonies of hundreds of surviving witnesses in an attempt to let us hear the voices of those who lived through the war in Russia. We hear the stories of men and women about to die in suicidal attacks, facing German tanks with inadequate weapons and clothing, surviving terrible prison camps or living rough in the woods as partisans.A harrowing but unforgettable report on the chaos and tragedy that brought this Europe to birth . . . Magnificent. INDEPENDENT. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1570

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Descripción FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2005. Hardback. Condición: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. Catherine Merridale s book is the first to put the experience of the ordinary Russian soldier at the heart of a narrative of the war on the Eastern Front, displacing the dictators and their generals who have dominated books on the subject for the past sixty years. Ivan, the archetypal Russian infantryman, emerges at last as a human figure. Merridale has explored letters, diaries, military records, the documents of the secret police and the testimonies of hundreds of surviving witnesses in an attempt to let us hear the voices of those who lived through the worst war in history. She found reports on morale by the NKVD, Stalin s secret police, medical surveys of illness and wounds (and denial of the reality of shell shock), and confiscated letters that said unguarded things about Stalin and sent their authors to punishment battalions. We hear the testimony of men and women about to die in suicidal attacks, facing German tanks with inadequate weapons and clothing, surviving terrible prison camps whose only purpose was to starve captives to death or living rough in the woods as partisans. She tries to understand how soldiers could fight so doggedly and for so long for a regime that treated them like dirt or cannon fodder. She has to dig beneath the jargon and ritual phrases of Soviet-era memory, which also clog the memories of the veterans who survived the war. Merridale breaks through that hard, accumulated crust of official dogma - even today, the Russian state does not like having the myth of the Great Patriotic War tarnished by fear, cowardice, looting or rape, all inseperable from the astonishing courage of these Ivans who died in their millions to stop the Nazi army that would otherwise have enslaved the whole of Europe. The experience of the soldiers is set against a masterly narrative of the war in Russia. In a moving final chapter Merridale shows how the veterans were treated with chilling ingratitude by Stalin, and later exploited as icons of the war by Brezhnev - before being sidelined once more in Putin s new authoritarian capitalist Russia. Nº de ref. del artículo: ABE9780571218080

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