The war behind the Eastern Front : the Soviet partisan movement in North-West Russia, 1941-1944 (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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The war behind the Eastern Front : the Soviet partisan movement in North-West Russia, 1941-1944

Author: Alexander Hill
Publisher: London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005.
Series: Cass series on the Soviet (Russian) study of war, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is based on Soviet archival sources, most previously untapped by Western and Soviet and post-Soviet Russian historians, in addition to German material from the US National Archives. Using this material, Alexander Hill describes the harsh realities of partisan warfare and explains the changing fortunes of the Soviet partisan movement on the territory of north-western Russia occupied by German Army Group  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Hill
ISBN: 0714657115 9780714657110 0714654507 9780714654508
OCLC Number: 55044545
Description: xxv, 195 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Soviet partisan movement and German occupation policy in Western, Soviet and post-Soviet writing --
The case study area : the rear areas of Army Group North --
Soviet and German preparations for occupation and resistance --
The establishment and nature of German military government --
The fledgling partisan movement --
Who was winning the partisan war during 1941? : the military effectiveness of the partisan movement --
Life under German military government c. December 1941 : spring/summer 1943 --
German 'anti-partisan' warfare and the civilian population --
The Soviet partisan movement comes of age --
The suppression of the adolescent partisan movement : partisan losses, the fragmentation of units and forced withdrawal to Soviet lines --
Evacuation, scorched earth, and the emergence of a 'vsenarodnoe' partisan movement --
Conclusion : German brutality, the changing fortunes of the partisan movement and the partisan movement in the general context of the Soviet war effort.
Series Title: Cass series on the Soviet (Russian) study of war, 18.
Responsibility: Alexander Hill.
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A study, based on Soviet and German archival sources, of Soviet partisan activities in the rear of the German Army Group North 1941-44.  Read more...

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'The detailed documentation and analysis of his work adds much to the debate on the effectiveness of the partisan movement and civil life behind the lines, which has hitherto been argued without Read more...

 
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