During his 800 days of war, Nikolai Litvin fought at the front lines in the ferocious tank battles at Kursk, was wounded three times, and witnessed unspeakable brutalities against prisoners and civilians. But he survived to pen this brief but powerful memoir of his wartime experiences.
Barely out of his teens, Litvin served for three years in the Red Army on the killing fields of the Eastern Front. His memoir presents an unadorned, candid narrative of the common soldier’s lot in Stalin’s army. Unlike the memoirs of Russian officers—usually preoccupied with large military operations and political concerns—this narrative offers a true ground-level view of World War II’s deadliest theater. It puts a begrimed human face on the enormous toll of casualties and provides a rare perspective on battles that were instrumental in the defeat of the German army.
800 DAYS ON THE EASTERN FRONT: A Russian Soldier Remembers World War II
by LITVIN, NIKOLAI and Stuart Britton (Transl & Ed)
Dj at rear has 37mm closed tear with concomitant folding & creasing. Book has 16mm closed tear on half title; last page (index) is missing half the p with no loss of text, 159pp incl index; 5pp b&w maps; 6ppp b&w photog plates..
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Title: 800 DAYS ON THE EASTERN FRONT
Author: LITVIN, NIKOLAI and Stuart Britton (Transl & Ed)
Format/binding: Hard Cover Black Boards..
Book condition: Used – Very Good in Plastic
Jacket condition: Very good
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher: University Press,
Date published: 2007
Keywords: Germany Russia, W W II, Marshall Zhukov, Stalin, SMERSH, Rokossovski, Stavka, Narev River
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