The Resource Through the maelstrom : a Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945, Boris Gorbachevsky ; translated and edited by Stuart Britton ; foreword by David M. Glantz

Through the maelstrom : a Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945, Boris Gorbachevsky ; translated and edited by Stuart Britton ; foreword by David M. Glantz

Label
Through the maelstrom : a Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945
Title
Through the maelstrom
Title remainder
a Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945
Statement of responsibility
Boris Gorbachevsky ; translated and edited by Stuart Britton ; foreword by David M. Glantz
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"Boris Gorbachevsky was a junior officer in the 31st Army who first saw front-line duty as a rifleman in the 30th Army. Through the Maelstrom recounts his three harrowing years on some of the war's grimmest but forgotten battlefields: the campaign for Rzhev, the bloody struggle to retake Belorussia, and the bitter final fighting in East Prussia. As he traces his experiences from his initial training, through the maelstrom, to final victory, he provides one of the richest and most detailed memoirs of life and warfare on the Eastern Front." "Gorbachevsky records the sufferings of the starving citizens of Leningrad, the savage execution of a Russian scout who turned in false information, the killing of an innocent German trying to welcome the Soviet troops, and a chilling campfire discussion by four Russian soldiers as they compared notes about the women they'd raped. His memoir brims with rich descriptions of daily army life, the challenges of maintaining morale, and relationships between soldiers. It also includes candid exposes of the many problems the Red Army faced: the influence of political officers, the stubbornness of senior commanders, the attrition through desertions, and the initial months of occupation in postwar Germany."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gorbachevskiĭ, B.
Dewey number
  • 940.54/1247092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D764
LC item number
.G583213 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Britton, Stuart
Series statement
Modern war studies
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  • Gorbachevskiĭ, B.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soviet Union
Label
Through the maelstrom : a Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945, Boris Gorbachevsky ; translated and edited by Stuart Britton ; foreword by David M. Glantz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-446) and index
Contents
PART 1. MY INITIAL MILITARY EDUCATION, JANUARY-MAY 1942: 1. Students and Commanders: January-March 1942 ; 2. Graduation: April-May 1942 ; 3. Notes on my way to the Front: May 1942 -- PART 2. THE RZHEV MEAT GRINDER: JUNE 1942-MARCH 1943: 4. Bivouac: June 1942 ; 5. How I searched for the truth, and what became of it: June-July 1942 ; 6. In a Rifle Company: July-August 1942 ; 7. The First Battle: 24 August 1942 ; 8. The 359th Medical-Sanitation Battalion: August-September 1942 ; 9. A rainy Autumn: October-November 1942 ; 10. Turncoats: November-December 1942 ; 11. A new assignment: 30-31 December 1942 ; 12. I become the Regimental Youth Leader: January 1943 ; 13. Operation "Hunt": February 1943 -- PART 3. FROM RZHEV TO THE NATIONAL BORDER: MARCH 1943-JULY 1944: 14. On the heels of the enemy: March 1943 ; 15. Moscow: April 1943 ; 16. The Liberation of Smolensk: April-September 1943 ; 17. The fighting for Orsha: October 1943-May 1944 ; 18. Forward-to the West! June-July 1944 -- PART 4. IN POLAND AND EAST PRUSSIA: JULY 1944-APRIL 1945: 19. "The Untouchables": July-December 1944 ; 20. In Poland: January 1945 ; 21. In East Prussia: January-February 1945 ; 22. To the shores of the Baltic: March-April 1945 ; 23. The final steps to victory: April 1945 ; 24. The last days of the War: May 1945 ; 25. Subjugated Germany, "Guten Tag, Lower Silesia!" May-August 1945 -- Afterword: Reflections on the fighting for Rzhev
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 453 p.
Isbn
9780700616053
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026370
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2067251-01umb_inst
  • 2037122
  • (OCoLC)225874564
Label
Through the maelstrom : a Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945, Boris Gorbachevsky ; translated and edited by Stuart Britton ; foreword by David M. Glantz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-446) and index
Contents
PART 1. MY INITIAL MILITARY EDUCATION, JANUARY-MAY 1942: 1. Students and Commanders: January-March 1942 ; 2. Graduation: April-May 1942 ; 3. Notes on my way to the Front: May 1942 -- PART 2. THE RZHEV MEAT GRINDER: JUNE 1942-MARCH 1943: 4. Bivouac: June 1942 ; 5. How I searched for the truth, and what became of it: June-July 1942 ; 6. In a Rifle Company: July-August 1942 ; 7. The First Battle: 24 August 1942 ; 8. The 359th Medical-Sanitation Battalion: August-September 1942 ; 9. A rainy Autumn: October-November 1942 ; 10. Turncoats: November-December 1942 ; 11. A new assignment: 30-31 December 1942 ; 12. I become the Regimental Youth Leader: January 1943 ; 13. Operation "Hunt": February 1943 -- PART 3. FROM RZHEV TO THE NATIONAL BORDER: MARCH 1943-JULY 1944: 14. On the heels of the enemy: March 1943 ; 15. Moscow: April 1943 ; 16. The Liberation of Smolensk: April-September 1943 ; 17. The fighting for Orsha: October 1943-May 1944 ; 18. Forward-to the West! June-July 1944 -- PART 4. IN POLAND AND EAST PRUSSIA: JULY 1944-APRIL 1945: 19. "The Untouchables": July-December 1944 ; 20. In Poland: January 1945 ; 21. In East Prussia: January-February 1945 ; 22. To the shores of the Baltic: March-April 1945 ; 23. The final steps to victory: April 1945 ; 24. The last days of the War: May 1945 ; 25. Subjugated Germany, "Guten Tag, Lower Silesia!" May-August 1945 -- Afterword: Reflections on the fighting for Rzhev
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 453 p.
Isbn
9780700616053
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026370
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2067251-01umb_inst
  • 2037122
  • (OCoLC)225874564

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