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Post by Kunikov » 19 Mar 2007 19:47

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Many books have technical character. I speak basically about such books. With exact data. An example - here this book. Author Eugene Drig. Mechanized corps Red Army in Action. 830 pages of statistics and descriptions of fights.


Which you'd think would be particularly easy to get published, yes. After all, you find loads of books about Soviet tanks and so on written by American authors published by houses specialising in this sort of thing.

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You are right. Such books to us English are. What the western authors about 29 mechanized corps write?


If when I'm done with my graduate studies and dissertation and no one has translated Drig's book, I just might do it.

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Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 03 Jun 2007 14:50

New Russian books.

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1937. Whether there was a plot of militarians?

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From war to peace. USSR and Finland in 1939-1944

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Post by Kunikov » 03 Jun 2007 15:44

Did they just come out? For some reason I can't find them on ozon.ru :(

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Post by Art » 03 Jun 2007 15:47

The last books is the collection of papers read on three international conferences devoted to the Soviet-Finnish relation during WW2 period. The topic book has also some relevance to the Winter War and Coninuation War section of the forum.

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Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 03 Jun 2007 16:07

Still books on Russian...

" A Kursk break ". The author - Valery Zamulin. About battle on July, 5-9th 960 pages.
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"Air Aces in Great Patriotic ". The best Soviet pilots-fighters 1941-1945. According to archival materials. The author - Michael Bykov. 732 pages.
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Post by Art » 03 Jun 2007 16:45

Kunikov, I've bought "USSR and Finland" in January of this year. AFAIU Cherushev's book have just been published.

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Post by Kunikov » 05 Jun 2007 16:56

Art wrote:Kunikov, I've bought "USSR and Finland" in January of this year. AFAIU Cherushev's book have just been published.


Found it thanks, by the way, what is your opinion of Beshanov's books? Specifically his book about 1942? БЕШАНОВ В. Год 1942 - учебный

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Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 20 Jul 2007 16:39

Kunikov wrote:
Art wrote:Kunikov, I've bought "USSR and Finland" in January of this year. AFAIU Cherushev's book have just been published.


Found it thanks, by the way, what is your opinion of Beshanov's books? Specifically his book about 1942? БЕШАНОВ В. Год 1942 - учебный


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Post by Kunikov » 20 Jul 2007 17:07

Alex Yeliseenko wrote:
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Art wrote:Kunikov, I've bought "USSR and Finland" in January of this year. AFAIU Cherushev's book have just been published.


Found it thanks, by the way, what is your opinion of Beshanov's books? Specifically his book about 1942? БЕШАНОВ В. Год 1942 - учебный


Сомнительное чтиво


That's what I thought, thanks.

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Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 13 Aug 2007 17:15

New Byelorussian books, 2007

On the eve. The western special military district (the end 1939 - 1941)

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Minsk, National archive to republic Belarus.

The collection of key documents on readiness of the USSR for war with Germany. A part of documents it is promulgated for the first time. 620 pages, 135 documents.

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Post by Kunikov » 13 Aug 2007 17:19

Alex Yeliseenko wrote:New Byelorussian books, 2007

On the eve. The western special military district (the end 1939 - 1941)

Documents and materials.

Minsk, National archive to republic Belarus.

The collection of key documents on readiness of the USSR for war with Germany. A part of documents it is promulgated for the first time. 620 pages, 135 documents.


Is it available on Ozon.ru?

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Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 13 Aug 2007 17:37

Kunikov wrote:
Alex Yeliseenko wrote:New Byelorussian books, 2007

On the eve. The western special military district (the end 1939 - 1941)

Documents and materials.

Minsk, National archive to republic Belarus.

The collection of key documents on readiness of the USSR for war with Germany. A part of documents it is promulgated for the first time. 620 pages, 135 documents.


Is it available on Ozon.ru?


It is very improbable. But it is at one our general friend in Moscow.

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Post by Kunikov » 13 Aug 2007 17:58

I have На Земле Беларуси: Канун и Начало Войны, but that was printed in Moscow in 2006. Do you know of this book? If yes, does it differ much from the one you cite published in 2007?

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Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 13 Aug 2007 18:06

Kunikov wrote:I have На Земле Беларуси: Канун и Начало Войны, but that was printed in Moscow in 2006. Do you know of this book? If yes, does it differ much from the one you cite published in 2007?


No. Это другая книга. "Накануне.ЗапОВО (конец 1939-1941 г). Printed in Minsk. Они отличаются.

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Post by Art » 24 Aug 2007 15:51

This source was mentioned many times, and now the handbook "The Combat Coposition of the Soviet Armed Forces in 1941-45" (BSSA) is fully available online. As many forum members may know it is the collection of Red Army's OOBs (in most cases for the first date of each month). Pay attention the OOB inculdes only combat units (i.e infantry, artillery, mechanized, aviation and engineer units) and NKVD and Navy units are usually not listed. See the book here (third link from the top):
http://tashv.nm.ru/
I think that the source it may be usefull even for English-speakers, because it contains very little Russian text. For translation of the abbreviations see:
http://www.rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/ ... B_abbr.doc

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