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Author: Ed Girardet
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1985, this is a book written at the height of the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Based on five clandestine trips into Afghanistan with the resistance, the book examines why the Soviets invaded in 1979 and what they were seeking to defend. The author analyses their deliberate policy of migratory genocide through a combination of aerial bombardments, political repression and economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Girardet, Ed.
Afghanistan: The Soviet War.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Girardet
ISBN: 9781136626104 1136626107
OCLC Number: 821174278
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents: 1. The Soviet Invasion 2.The Soviet Strategy - MIGs, Helicopter Gunships and Kalashnikovs 3. The Guerilla War - A Patchwork of Resistance 4. The Resistance Fronts 5. Soviet Influence in Afghanistan 6. The Communist Overlay 7. The Sovietisation of Afghanistan 8. The Afghan Struggle: The People's War 9. Refugees, Doctors and Prisoners - A Trickle of Humanity 10. Perspectives
Series Title: Routledge revivals.

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First published in 1985, this is a book written at the height of the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Based on five clandestine trips into Afghanistan with the resistance, the book examines why the Soviets invaded in 1979 and what they were seeking to defend. The author analyses their deliberate policy of migratory genocide through a combination of aerial bombardments, political repression and economic blockades. The book is written by the journalist Ed Girardet, one of the world's leading authorities on the conflict, whose particular strength is his dispassionate reporting style and his.

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