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The Red Army and the Great Terror : Stalin's purge of the Soviet military

Author: Peter Whitewood
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explains why Stalin purged the Red Army during the Great Terror of 1937-1938, a decision that gutted the Soviet High Command and led to the execution of a group of its most senior officers, including Marshal Mikhail Tukhachevskii. In examining civil-miitary relations from 1917, this book advances an entirely new explanation of the military purge, showing that Stalin sanctioned this attack on the Red Army  Read more...
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History
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Whitewood, Peter.
Red Army and the Great Terror.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015
(DLC) 2015016627
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Whitewood
ISBN: 9780700621699 0700621695
OCLC Number: 920620298
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The Red Army in Civil War --
The Red Army in consolidation --
Reorganization and crisis in the Red Army --
The Red Army and the Bolshevik Party, 1930-1936 --
The military purge --
The expansion of the military purge and the mass operations.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Peter Whitewood.

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On June 11, 1937, a closed military court ordered the execution of a group of the Soviet Union's most talented and experienced army officers. There followed a massive military purge, from the officer  Read more...

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Explanations of Stalin's massacre of his own military on the eve of war have ranged from insanity to paranoia to German disinformation. Peter Whitewood has turned a critical eye to the sources and Read more...

 
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