This new book is a chronological narrative of the experiences of Evgenii Moniushko, who lived through and survived the first year of the siege of Leningrad and who served as a junior officer in the Red Army during the last eighteen months of war and the first year of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
This volume presents an intensely human view of daily army life both in combat and garrison duty and unique perspectives on the conditions he and other junior officers and common soldiers endured while in army service.
Table of Contents
1. The Beginning of the War 2. In Siberia 3. Along the Vistula 4. In Silesia and Czechoslovakia 5. In Hungary and Demobilization
David M. Glantz has been described as the West's foremost expert on the military aspects of the Red Army's performance in the Great Patriotic War. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the University of North Carolina, he is the founder and former director of the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office, Combined-Arms Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Founder and Editor of the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, he has written and edited numerous books on Soviet and Russian military affairs.