The Soviet High Command: a Military-political History, 1918-1941: A Military Political History, 1918-1941
Routledge, Jul 4, 2013 - History - 920 pages
An objective and documentary history of the earliest origins and formative years of the Workers-Peasants Red Army from the Civil War to the initial disasters of the war with Germany, the Great Patriotic War, culminating in the "battle for Moscow" in November-December 1941.
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PART ONE The Revolutionary Military Command 19181920
PART TWO Military Debates and Political Derisions 19211926
PART THREE Foreign Adventures and Strategic Priorities
PART FOUR The Politics of Mechanisation
PART FIVE The Military Purge and the Reconstruction of the Command
PART SIX The Beginning of the Ordeal 1941
SOURCE MATERIALS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
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