• Action-packed stories of the T-34 in action • Vivid recollections of tank warfare on the Eastern Front • Vivid recollections of tank warfare on the Eastern Front This pioneering book offers a compelling inside view of armored warfare in World War II, from the perspective of the Soviet soldiers who went to battle in the T-34, one of the most famous and effective tanks of the war. These firsthand accounts evoke the shocking and bloody reality of combat on the Eastern Front, from terrifying confrontations with German panzers to the perils of close infantry support and bombardment from German artillery and aircraft.
About the Author
Artem Drabkin is the creator of a website devoted to the oral history of World War II on the Eastern Front. He lives in Russia.
Table of Contents
'Guys, let's become tankmen!' Artem Drabkin Grigory Pernavsky 1
'Against the T-34 the German tanks were crap' Alexay Isaev 22
'They couldn't penetrate my front armour' Aleksandr Vasilievich Bodnar 45
'I see that you're a real tankman' Semen Lvovich Aria 57
'My tank became just another victim' Yuri Maksovich Polyanovski 65
'The fires made it bright as day' Aleksandr Mikhailovich Fadin 75
'A shell hit the turret, and the tank filled with smoke' Petr Ilyich Kirichenko 110
'Our tanks were the best' Aleksandr Sergeevich Burtsev 118
'Only the luckier, smarter, sharper crews made it out alive' Vasili Pavolovich Bryukhov 127
'If you don't go, you'll be executed' Arkadi Vasilievich Maryevski 149
'If your unit still existed, you had to be with it!' Nikolai Yakovlevich Zheleznov 154
'Once you stop, your time is up!' Georgi Nikolaevich Krivov 170
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T-34 in Action based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Interessting is to read how the Russian tank men used their T34 in action and compared it to lend & lease tanks from their western allies. A little disapointing for me was that the general statements in the first part of the book are directly repeated in the in action reports, so I had the impression that stories are told twice to fill the book. More historical fotos would add value to this book. Nevertheless it is important to read about the T34 and how their crews fought with it for all who are interrested in this tank or the Russian part of WW2.