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Stumbling colossus : the Red Army on the eve of World War

Author: David M Glantz
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on evidence never before seen in the West, including combat records of early engagements, David Glantz claims that in 1941 the Red Army was poorly trained, inadequately equipped, ineptly organized, and consequently incapable of engaging in large-scale military campaigns - and both Hitler and Stalin knew it. He provides a complete and convincing study of why the Soviets almost lost the war that summer,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glantz, David M.
Stumbling colossus.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
(OCoLC)607011149
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Glantz
ISBN: 0700608796 9780700608799 9780700617890 0700617892
OCLC Number: 37400905
Description: xvii, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Red Army Forces --
2. Command and Control and Command Personnel --
3. The Soviet Soldier --
4. Strategic Deployment Planning and Mobilization --
5. Combat Readiness: Ground Combat Forces --
6. Combat Readiness: Combat Support and Rear Service Forces --
7. Air Forces --
8. Stavka and Strategic Reserves --
9. Red Army Intelligence on the Eve of War --
App. A. Red Army Order of Battle, 22 June to 1 August 1941 --
App. B. Red Army 1941 Defense Plans --
App. C. An Opponent's View: German Intelligence Assessments --
App. D. Correlation of Forces on the German-Soviet Front.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: David M. Glantz ; maps by Darin Grauberger and George F. McCleary, Jr.
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This study of the Soviet Union's Red Army on the eve of World War II, describes it's command leadership, mobilization and war planning, intelligence activities and combat formations. It also explains  Read more...

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