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Stalin’s Commandos : Ukrainian Partisan Forces on the Eastern Front (Hardcover) (Alexander Gogun)

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At the height of World War II, a number of Soviet partisan organizations fought a guerrilla war against the Axis occupation of the Soviet Union. Coordinated and controlled by the Soviet government and modeled on the Red Army, the primary objective of these “Red Partisans” was the disruption of the Eastern Front’s German rear, especially road and railroad communications. Using original Ukrainian, Russian and German sources, Gogun looks at the partisan forces operating in Ukraine. Along with Belarus, Ukraine was the first and most devastated Soviet republic, following the German invasion of 1941. The consequences of the occupation for the Ukrainian population were dire. As a result, the partisan movement spread rapidly over the occupied territory. The fighter groups, supported by the Ukrainian Partisan Movement Headquarters in Moscow, operated throughout occupied Ukraine and numbered over 150,000 combatants.
At the height of World War II, a number of Soviet partisan organizations fought a guerrilla war against the Axis occupation of the Soviet Union. Coordinated and controlled by the Soviet government and modeled on the Red Army, the primary objective of these ?Red Partisans? was the disruption of the Eastern Front?s German rear, especially road and railroad communications. Using original Ukrainian, Russian and German sources, Gogun looks at the partisan forces operating in Ukraine. Along with Belarus, Ukraine was the first and most devastated Soviet republic, following the German invasion of 1941. The consequences of the occupation for the Ukrainian population were dire. As a result, the partisan movement spread rapidly over the occupied territory. The fighter groups, supported by the Ukrainian Partisan Movement Headquarters in Moscow, operated throughout occupied Ukraine and numbered over 150,000 combatants.
Number of Pages: 314.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Eastern, Modern / 20th Century, Europe / Russia + the Former Soviet Union
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Author: Alexander Gogun
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2016
TCIN: 17464019
UPC: 9781784531683
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-7507

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