Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War

Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War

by David M. Glantz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700608796

ISBN-13: 9780700608799

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"The most thorough and intensive examination of the state of the Red Army in 1941 yet to appear. Glantz's evidence is unchallengeable, his sources unimpeachable, his conclusion incontestable: the Red Army's unpreparedness for war in 1941 was truly appalling."—John Erickson, author of The Road to Stalingrad

"Effectively refutes the

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"The most thorough and intensive examination of the state of the Red Army in 1941 yet to appear. Glantz's evidence is unchallengeable, his sources unimpeachable, his conclusion incontestable: the Red Army's unpreparedness for war in 1941 was truly appalling."—John Erickson, author of The Road to Stalingrad

"Effectively refutes the charge—recently rehabilitated by Viktor Suvorov in Icebreaker—that Stalin was secretly planning an offensive war against Hitler during 1941.With his previous book When Titans Clashed and this latest contribution, David Glantz has established firmly his reputation as the preeminent historian of the Soviet Army."—Mark von Hagen, author of Soldiers in the Proletarian Dictatorship

"An outstanding contribution and a must for any student of the history of the Red Army and the Soviet Union's role in the Second World War."—Malcolm Mackintosh, author of Juggernaut: A History of Soviet Armed Forces

Author Biography: David M. Glantz is founder and former director of the U.S. Army's Foreign Military Studies Office. Among his many books are The Battle of Kursk and When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler (both with Jonathan M. House) and Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700608799
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Red Army Forces9
2Command and Control and Command Personnel25
3The Soviet Soldier56
4Strategic Deployment Planning and Mobilization82
5Combat Readiness: Ground Combat Forces109
6Combat Readiness: Combat Support and Rear Service Forces160
7Air Forces184
8Stavka and Strategic Reserves205
9Red Army Intelligence on the Eve of War233
Conclusions258
App. ARed Army Order of Battle, 22 June to 1 August 1941261
App. BRed Army 1941 Defense Plans270
App. CAn Opponent's View: German Intelligence Assessments289
App. DCorrelation of Forces on the German-Soviet Front292
Notes297
Bibliographical Essay and Selective Bibliography331
Index355

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