World War II Soviet Armed Forces (1): 1939-41

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"... a real must have for those who have a penchant for the Soviet military or for figure modelers." - Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (November 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849084000
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 846,096
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Course of the War in Outline 3

Historical background: the Great War, the Revolutions and Civil War - the interwar period: Khalkin-Gol

The Soviet High Command 4

Stalin and Tukhachevsky - the Great Purge

The People's Commissariat for Defence - Stavka, June 1941

Red Army Land Forces 6


Personnel: conscription - career structure, NCOs and officers

Branches of service, 1936-41

Organization, 1939-41

Summary of Land Forces Campaigns 14

The 'Re-occupation Campaign': Eastern Poland - Baltic States - Finland: the Winter War - Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina

Early campaigns of the 'Great Patriotic War'

Land Forces Uniforms 16

December 1936 dress regulations

Branch-specific uniforms

Branch distinctions: facing colours

Rank insignia, December 1935 regulations

Red Army Air Force 24

Designations and command

Branches of service, 1936-41

Organization, 1939-41

Summary of Air Force operations

Uniforms, service and field - flying clothing - insignia

Airborne Forces

Navy 36

Designations and command

Branches of service, 1936-41

Organization, 1939-41: fleets - flotillas

Summary of Navy operations

Uniforms, 1935-41

Naval Infantry

NKVD Security Forces 41

Designations and command

Organization, uniforms and insignia

Plate Commentaries 44

Index 48

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