Sacrifice of the Generals: Soviet Senior Officer Losses, 1939-1953
The personnel loss of the Red Army is one of the most controversial aspects of Soviet military history, subject to exaggerations, statistical disagreements, and contemporary Russian politics. This biographical dictionary, the result of nearly twenty years of research, attempts to set the record straight with entries for nearly 1,000 senior Soviet officers who were captured by the enemy, were repressed by Soviet leadership, were killed in combat, or died of illness between 1939 and 1953. Sacrifice of the Generals: Soviet Senior Officer Losses, 1939-1953 is enhanced by the author's access to the Soviet archives that became available since 1990. It also includes a preface that contributes important contextual information on personnel organization and losses of the Soviet Army, essays containing extensive bibliographies, and a foreword by John Erickson, the foremost Western historian of the Soviet armed forces.
This unique research tool greatly increases our understanding of the Soviet Union's mighty World War II effort and related Stalinist politics during its greatest hour. Based on the latest declassified sources, Parrish combines into one volume crucial information that has been widely scattered among many different locations and difficult to access.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
2nd Formation Abakumov Additional Information Air Force Armor Arrested Artillery attached Aviation Battalion Belorussian Front Beriia Buried in Moscow Cavalry Division Cheka Chief of Staff Civil Colonel Comments Defense Department Deputy Commissar Deputy Head Died fought Frunze Academy Head NKVD includes a picture Jewish Joined the Red Journal of Slavic Kharkov Kiev Komandiry korpusov Kombrig Kutuzov last position later Leningrad Front Leningrad MD Mechanized Corps Military Studies 9/1995 Moscow MD Native Naval NKGB North Caucasus O.F. Suverinov oblast OGPU Old Army Order of Red Orders of Lenin participant in World Party member Patriotic War Received the rank Red Army Red Banner Red Star rehabilitated RKKA sentenced to death shot Slav Slavic Military Studies SMERSH South Front Southwest Front Soviet Union Special MD Staff Academy Stalin Stalingrad Suvorov Tank Troops took Tragediia RKKA Ukraine Ukraine Front VIZH voiny Voronezh Voronezh Front West Front Winter War Zhukov