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A History of Soviet Airborne Forces

1st Edition

By David M. Glantz


464 pages

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For almost 70 years Soviet and Russian military theorists have been fascinated with the concept of airborne operations. Now Russian theorists tackle the problems posed to such operations by high-precision weaponry. This work, using newly released and formerly classified Soviet and East German archives, provides a detailed record of the performance of Soviet airborne forces during peace and war.

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Millennium- " Colonel Glantz is arguably the West"s finest Soviet military historian and his book on the Soviet airforce will do nothing to diminish his reputation as a meticulous scholar and elegant writer. It is an epic survey of Soviet airborne operations, built firmly upon wide and sensitive research and a detailed mastery of his material…this book is a masterpiece."

Slavic and Military Studies- " David Glantz…has produced yet another excellent history and analysis…If the reader wants the best history on Soviet Airborne Forces in World War II and a full analysis of the doctrinal underpinnings which drove airborne force structure and employment, Glantz"s book is the logical choice.

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Soviet (Russian) Military Theory and Practice

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security