Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941 / Edition 3

Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941 / Edition 3

by John Erickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714651788

ISBN-13: 9780714651781

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An objective and documentary history of the earliest origins and formative years of the Workers-Peasants Red Army from the Civil War to the initial disasters of the war with Germany, the Great Patriotic War, culminating in the "battle for Moscow" in November-December 1941.  See more details below

Overview

An objective and documentary history of the earliest origins and formative years of the Workers-Peasants Red Army from the Civil War to the initial disasters of the war with Germany, the Great Patriotic War, culminating in the "battle for Moscow" in November-December 1941.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714651781
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Soviet Military Experience Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - the origins of a new army
Pt. 1The revolutionary military command, 1918-1920
The creation of the Soviet military machine
The formation of the Soviet Command, 1918-1920
Before the gates of Warsaw, 1920
Pt. 2Military debates and political decisions, 1921-1926
The struggle for control of the Army
Towards collaboration with the Reichswehr
The reign of Frunz and the rise of Voroshilov, 1924-1926
Pt. 3Foreign adventures and strategic priorities
The Soviet re-entry into the Far East: the problem of Japan and China
Military and naval trafficking with Germany
Soviet preoccupations with war
Pt. 4The politics of mechanization
The reaction to threats from east and west
A brief triumph, 1934-1935
Plots and counter-plots
Pt. 5The military purge and the reconstruction of command
The killings, 1937
Exeunt omnes
The race with time, 1939-1940
Pt. 6The beginning of the ordeal, 1941
"We are being fired on. What shall we do?"
The battle for Moscow - November-December 1941
The prospect

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