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For almost 70 years Soviet and Russian military theorists have been fascinated with the concept of airborne operations. Now Russian theorists tackle the problems posed to such operations by high-precision weaponry. This work, using newly released and formerly classified Soviet and East German archives, provides a detailed record of the performance of Soviet airborne forces during peace and war.
Millennium- " Colonel Glantz is arguably the West"s finest Soviet military historian and his book on the Soviet airforce will do nothing to diminish his reputation as a meticulous scholar and elegant writer. It is an epic survey of Soviet airborne operations, built firmly upon wide and sensitive research and a detailed mastery of his material...this book is a masterpiece."
Slavic and Military Studies- " David Glantz...has produced yet another excellent history and analysis...If the reader wants the best history on Soviet Airborne Forces in World War II and a full analysis of the doctrinal underpinnings which drove airborne force structure and employment, Glantz"s book is the logical choice.
Posted April 13, 2000
An excellently researched study of small unit actions. Best I¿ve ever read with credit being given to both sides. Highly recommended. The author accompanies the narrative with good maps and leads the reader very smoothly through a rather complicated entanglement of fighting on the Russian front.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.