The Military History Of The Soviet Union

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The Mosin-Nagant is a five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine-fed, military rifle, developed by the Imperial Russian Army in 1882-91 and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. It is one of the most ma

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Very good in fine dust jacket. Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, MA, 2005. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG /Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 326pgs(Index). DJ slightly rubbed head/foot of spine, 8 pages have top fore-edge corner margin crease, o.w. Clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0618367012 [World War II; Second World War; Eastern Front; Joseph Stalin; Soviet Union; Military History; German Military; German Invasion] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987.

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The arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States was the most dangerous confrontation in the history of the world. Nikita Khrushchev's decision to place nuclear missiles in Cuba, and John F. Kennedy's willingness to call his bluff, brought the Soviet Union and the West to the edge of a cataclysmic nuclear war. Kennedy's confidence in his brinkmanship hung on evidence provided by Oleg Penkovsky, the MI6/CIA agent inside Soviet military intelligence.

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Even fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, it is still hard to grasp that we no longer live under its immense specter. For nearly half a century, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, all world events hung in the balance of a simmering dispute between two of the greatest military powers in history. Hundreds of millions of people held their collective breath as the United States and the Soviet Union, two national ideological entities, waged proxy wars to determine spheres of influenceĆ¢ and millions of others perished in places like Korea, Vietnam, and Angola, where this cold war flared hot.

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Vivid retelling of military history's most epic armored campaignsThe German panzer armies that stormed the Soviet Union in 1941 were an undefeated force that had honed its tactics to a fine edge. The panzers defeated the Red Army's tanks again and again and combined with German infantry and aircraft to envelop millions of Soviet soldiers. But the Red Army's armored forces regrouped and turned the tables in 1942* Compelling reading about the greatest tank war in history* Fresh insights into the mechanized operations of both sides during Barbarossa, the drive on Moscow, Kiev, Rzhev, Kharkov, and Stalingrad

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Photo chronicle of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 Hundreds of photos, many of them rare and never published before Photos of men, tanks and other weapons, uniforms, villages, and much more Excellent complement to the books in the Stackpole Military History Series Ideal reference for World War II history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenactors Eight-page color insert showcasing weapons, gear, and uniforms

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Charismatic statesman brilliant military strategist visionary European diplomat plucked virtually overnight from a decade of wilderness years General Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881 1943) led the Polish nation after the Nazi German and Soviet invasions of Poland in September 1939. During the most desperate year of World War II from the fall of France in June 1940 until Hitler s invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 Poland remained Great Britain s greatest ally due to Sikorski s tireless efforts, fighting side by side with the British in North Africa and the British Isles.

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For most of the second half of the twentieth century, the United States and its allies competed with a hostile Soviet Union in almost every way imaginable except open military engagement. The Cold War placed two opposite conceptions of the good society before the uncommitted world and history itself, and science figured prominently in the picture. " Competing with the Soviets" offers a short, accessible introduction to the special role that science and technology played in maintaining state power during the Cold War, from the atomic bomb to the Human Genome Project.

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On 30 November 1939 Stalin s Red Army attacked Finland, expecting to crush the outnumbered, ill-equipped Finnish forces in a matter of days. But, in one of the most astonishing upsets in modern military history, the Finnish defenders broke the Red Army s

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This volume provides an introduction to the history of the Soviet armed forces from 1917 to 1991. The authors highlight the many facets of the Cold War, including the rise of the Soviet Navy after the Great Patriotic War and the collapse of the Soviet Uni

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The world was surprised in August 1971 when India and the Soviet Union signed a treaty of mutual military protection. The author traces the history of economic relations between the two powers which preceded the political move signalling the end of India's non-alignment. During the period covered by this book, India was the principal recipient of Soviet development assistance: it absorbed 18 per cent of total Soviet aid while only four other countries received more than 4 per cent apiece.

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The Military History of the Soviet Union and The Military History of Tsarist Russia treat Russian military history from the rise of the Muscovite state to the present, even peeking briefly into the future. The two volumes will cover Russia's land forces e

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