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Supreme Command of Armed Forces of USSR

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 18 Jun 2021 18:48

I am looking for sources for the operation of the Supreme Command of Armed Forces of USSR 1942-1945. This would include the links and personnel of STAVKA, GKO, NKO, General Staff and how they interacted.

To make a start here is what I have found so far:
Erickson, John. The Soviet High Command: A Military Political History, 1918-1941, by John Erikson ... London; New York: Macmillan and C° ; St Martin’s Press, 1962.
Shtemenko, Sergei Matveevich. The Soviet General Staff at War: 1941-1945. Moscow: Progress publishers, 1970.

Горьков, Юрий. Кремль. Ставка. Генштаб. [Kremlin, STAVKA, General Staff]. Tver: RIF, 1995. https://www.e-reading.life/book.php?book=99577.

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Re: Supreme Command of Armed Forces of USSR

Post by Art » 18 Jun 2021 20:08

Михалёв С. Н. Стратегическое руководство. Россия/СССР в двух мировых войнах ХХ столетия

This book is a rarity though, there were few copies printed.

Simonov's interviews with Zhukov, Konev and Vasilevsky is definitely a must IMO
https://imwerden.de/pdf/simonov_glazami ... 0__ocr.pdf

Also you've got many memoirs of various personalities.

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Re: Supreme Command of Armed Forces of USSR

Post by Art » 20 Jun 2021 12:02

Also worth to mention an official Russian history which gives a nice overview of operation of Stavka and the Red Army's General Staff:
https://mil.ru/files/morf/VoV_Vol11_Sta ... vaniya.pdf
https://mil.ru/files/morf/VoV_Vol11_Gen ... _shtab.pdf

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Re: Supreme Command of Armed Forces of USSR

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 20 Jun 2021 13:12

Сердюков, А.Э., and В.А. Золотарев. Великая Отечественная война 1941-1945 годов : в двенадцати томах. 12 vols. Moskva: Военное Изд-во, 2011. https://www.worldcat.org/title/velikaia ... ht=edition http://encyclopedia.mil.ru/encyclopedia/books/vov.htm.

I did pick up the entire set from the Ministry of Defence website a couple of years ago but it does not seem to be available anymore.

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Re: Supreme Command of Armed Forces of USSR

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 20 Jun 2021 13:18

We should add the Russian Arcgive series:
Zolotarev, V. A, V. I ?Umatij, V. T Eliseev, A. M Sokolov, V. N Vartanov, A. D Efremov, P. I Ve??ikov, A. I Barsukov, A. S Emelin, and S. Ja Lavrenov. Russkij archiv. Velikaja Otečestvennaja: T. 16, 5-1 Stavka Verchovnogo Glavnokomandovanija : dokumenty i materialy, 1941. Vol. 16 5-1, 1999.
Vol 1-4 STAVKA Documents

Zolotarev, V. A, V. I Žumatij, V. T Eliseev, A. M Sokolov, V. N Vartanov, A. D Efremov, P. I Veščikov, A. I Barsukov, A. S Emelin, and S. Ja Lavrenov. Russkij archiv. Velikaja Otečestvennaja: T. 23, 12-1 Generalʹnyj štab v gody Velikoj Otečestvennoj vojny : dokumenty i materialy, 1937-41 god T. 23, 12-1. Vol. 23 12-1, 1999.
Vol 1-4 General Staff Documents

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