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Unfulfilled Promise: The Soviet Airborne Forces 1928-1945

Thompson, Leroy

ISBN 10: 0865560102 / ISBN 13: 9780865560109
Published by International Graphics Corporation, Bennington, VT, 1983
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Title: Unfulfilled Promise: The Soviet Airborne ...

Publisher: International Graphics Corporation, Bennington, VT

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Staple Bound

Illustrator: Black and White Photos and Illustrations

Book Condition: Very Good+

Book Type: Paper Back

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Subtitled: The Soviet Airborne Forces, 1928-1945. First history in English on Soviet airborne troops in World War II. Comprehensive history of weapons, equipment, aircraft, gliders, training, and combat operations against Germany and Japan. Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgments; Training; Uniforms, Equipment and Parachutes; Weapons; The Planes; Gliders; The Partisans; From The Beginnings to Barbarossa; The First Six Months of War and the Near Annihilation of the Soviet Airborne; 1942: The First Large Soviet Airborne Operation and the Conversion of the Airborne Corps to Rifle Divisions; 1943: The Last Major Airborne Assault; The Defeat of the Reich and the Soviet War Against Japan; Conclusion; Bibliography. 21 photos, 6 illustrations, 2 maps, 4 organization charts.

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