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Eastern Front the Unpublished Photographs 1941-1945

Will Fowler

ISBN 10: 0760311161 / ISBN 13: 9780760311165
Published by MBI Publishing, 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Large hardcover, 224 pages in fine condition with near fine dustjacket, faint rubbing to jacket. Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Kursk, Leningrad, and Berlin. Includes over 450 unpublished photos from a former Soviet archive, showing previously unseen action from the Eastern Front in World War II. Features detailed coverage of the partisan war fought behind German lines.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004753

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Title: Eastern Front the Unpublished Photographs ...

Publisher: MBI Publishing

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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After securing the rights to this amazing Ukrainian state photo archive, the author traveled to Kiev with a translator, a bodyguard and several thousand used American dollar bills, the negotiated cost for the collection. According to Fowler, the risk of carrying that kind of cash - or 15 years' salary to the average Kiev worker - through a city with a staggering crime rate was well worth it. This photographic record of the war on the Eastern Front is composed entirely of imagery taken and captioned by Red Army photographers. None of the images have previously been seen in the West. The result, which offers the perspectives of Soviet soldiers, as well as those of ordinary men, women and children, is a visually stunning account covering every aspect of one of history's bloodiest chapters and the epic battles waged in Stalingrad, Kursk, Kharkov, and Leningrad. Almost 30 million people died during the course of the four years of conflict during World War II. In the aftermath, the whole of Poland, European Russia, and Germany lay in ruins as a result of the fighting.

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Will Fowler has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, specialising in military history, current affairs and defence technology. A Territorial Army soldier for 30 years, he volunteered for service in the Gulf War, serving with 7th Armoured Brigade (Desert Rats) and HQ British Forces Middle East.

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