The History of Soviet Airborne Forces
For almost 70 years Soviet and Russian military theorists have been fascinated with the concept of airborne operations. Now Russian theorists tackle the problems posed to such operations by high-precision weaponry. This work, using newly released and formerly classified Soviet and East German archives, provides a detailed record of the performance of Soviet airborne forces during peace and war.
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The Interwar Years 1919 1941
The Moscow Operation December 1941January 1942
1st Airborne Corps Operations
Across the Dnepr September 1943
To Wars End
The First Postwar Years 19461953
The Revolution in Military Affairs 19531970
On the Threshold of a New Technological
On the Eve of the TwentyFirst Century
Reconnaissance and Diversionary Operations
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