THE RED ARMY by Michel Berchin


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An objective, thorough, down-to-earth study of the Red Army by a Russian editor and correspondent, who succeeds in keeping himself non-partisan, even to being frankly critical. His picture of the Red Army is one which should give the United Nations courage and an example. He feels that Hitler knew the strength of the army, but counted on internal breakdown. He discusses the organization of the Red Army from the beginning; gives sketches of the members of the High Command, is openly critical of the Purge. He discusses Russia's foreign policy, and the all-embracing preparedness program, and the nationalistic spirit of the army itself. He gives a detailed account of border incidents in Siberia; he traces, campaign by campaign, the Finnish War, the German War. He describes anti-Blitz tactics, the policy of stubborn resistance and orched earth. Good reading.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1942
Publisher: Norton