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Afgantsy : the Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89

Author: Rodric Braithwaite
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Braithwaite, Rodric, 1932-
Afgantsy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011015052
(OCoLC)709682862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodric Braithwaite
ISBN: 9780199832668 0199832668
OCLC Number: 751995302
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Profile Books"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 417 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue --
The road to Kabul --
Paradise lost --
The tragedy begins --
The decision to intervene --
The storming of the palace --
Aftermath --
The disasters of war --
The 40th Army goes to war --
The nationbuilders --
Soldiering --
Fighting --
Devastation and disillusion --
The long goodbye --
Going home --
The road to the bridge --
The war continues --
A land fit for heroes --
Epilogue: The reckoning --
Annex 1: Timeline --
Annex 2: Order of battle of the 40th Army --
Annex 3: The Alliance of Seven and its leaders --
Annex 4: Indo-China, Vietnam, Algeria, Afghanistan : a comparison.
Responsibility: Rodric Braithwaite.

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