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Barbarossa and the retreat to Moscow : recollections of fighter pilots on the Eastern Front

Author: Artem Drabkin; C J Summerville
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2007.
Series: Red Air Force at war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The onset of war in the summer of 1941 was a disaster for the Soviet Air Force. In a few weeks, faced by the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, most of the Soviet frontline aircraft were destroyed, and the casualty rate among the pilots was cripplingly high. Yet the surviving few gained precious battle experience and they formed the core of the fighter force that turned the tables on the Germans and eventually won air  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Soviet
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barbarossa and the retreat to Moscow.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2007
(OCoLC)630152573
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Artem Drabkin; C J Summerville
ISBN: 9781844155637 1844155633
OCLC Number: 85691849
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 158 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vitaly I. Klimenko --
Alexander E. Shvarev --
Vitaly V. Rybalko --
Viktor M. Sinaisky --
Alexander F. Khaila --
Ivan D. Gaidaenko.
Series Title: Red Air Force at war.
Responsibility: [interviews by] Artem Drabkin ; with contributions by Mikhail Bykov (research and aircraft profiles), Alexei Pekarsh (introduction), Andrei Sukhrokov (appended interview with N.G. Golodnikov) ; translator, Bair Irincheev ; English text, Christopher Summerville.

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Tells the story of the air war over the Eastern Front, between the Soviet and German fighter Air Force. Using first-hand accounts, this book gives an insight into wartime life in the Soviet Air  Read more...

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