Mansur Abdulin fought in the front ranks of the Soviet infantry against the German invaders
at Stalingrad, Kursk and on the banks of the Dnieper. This is his extraordinary story.

His vivid inside view of a ruthless war on the Eastern Front gives a rare insight into the reality
of the fighting and into the tactics and mentality of the Red Army's soldiers. In his own words,
and with a remarkable clarity of recall, he describes what combat was like on the ground,
face to face with a skilled, deadly and increasingly desperate enemy. The terrifying moments
of action, the discomfort of existence at the front, the humorous moments, the absurdities and
cruelties of army organization, and the sheer physical and psychological harshness of the
campaign - all these aspects of a Soviet soldier's experience during the Great Patriotic War are
brought dramatically to life in Mansur Abdulin's memoirs.
Of special interest is the insight he offers into ordinary operations and daily life in the lower ranks
of the Soviet army. As he tells his story he reveals much about the thinking of the men, their attitude
to the war and their loyalties. He also sheds light on the tense relationships between the disparate
national groups that were thrown together to create a huge fighting force. But most memorable
are his honest, horrifying descriptions of combat, of being bombed and shelled, of trench warfare,
of enduring tank attacks and friendly fire, and of coping with the wounded and the dead. The Author
Mansur Gizzatulovich Abdulin was born a Tatar in Anzhero-Sudzhensk, near Tomsk in central Siberia,
in 1923. He worked as a miner before volunteering to fight for the Red Army in June 1942. After
completing his course at the Tashkent infantry school, he fought on the Stalingrad front, during the
encirclement of the German 6th Army, participated in the bitter, decisive battle at Kursk and harried
the Germans as they retreated across the Steppes to the banks of the Dnieper river where he was
seriously wounded. After the war he returned to his work as a miner and he now lives in retirement at
Novotroitsk near Orenburg in the Urals. 6¼ x 9¼
, 224 pages, 50 B/W Illustrations. $32.99

This is a compilation from three separate very rare handbooks on the Russian Army.
The first section is ' NOTES ON THE RED ARMY 1940 ', covers the history of the Red Army
since WW 1, then chapters on Russian military geography, manpower, organization & strength
of various Russian formations, administration, commands & staff, plus detailed reviews of each
type of formation ( Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineer, Chemical, Signal, and Police/Internal Security ).
There is also a chapter on uniforms, badges of rank and orders & decorations.
The 2nd & 3rd sections are updates necessitated by the German invasion of 1941,
This covers the Red Army for the early Russo-Finnish War of 1939-40,
the seizure of the Baltic States in 1940 and the first two years of the Russo-German War. $49.95

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MB58.Red Army Uniforms of World War II in color photographs by
Mollo,Savchenko,& Shalito.64 pages,58color photos.Europa
Militaria series # 14. OUT OF PRINT

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SP72.Uniforms of the Soviet Union David Webster &
Chris Nelson.288 pages,over 500 color and b/w photographs.
9 1/2 x 12"hardcover.$69.95

OSP216.The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1939-45. $14.95

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SRUB91.Military Uniforms of the Armed Forces of the USSR and
Russia 1917-Present. 446 pages, Russian text. Loaded with
illustrations. $45.00

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SP89.Uniforms of Imperial & Soviet Russia in Color. As Illustrated
by Herbert Knötel, Jr 1907-1946.Size 9" x 12",200 pages,190 color
paintings.The images in this volume are from the Anne S. K. Brown
Military Collection at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
The first one hundred images illustrate uniforms of the Russian Army
from 1907-1920. Herbert Knötel's Berlin grouping consists of forty-five
images done on the post-World War II scene, and includes those
contracted for by the Military Intelligence Section, G-2, Berlin command
in 1945. Officially known as "Series A," they were used to educate
United States and Allied military personnel on the various elements of the
Soviet Army. The final fifty images covers Russian/Soviet uniforms from
1921-1946 with emphasis on the post-war era. All of the images in this
book appear here for the first time. $49.95

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OSP090.Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941-45. $16.95
  MB87.Soviet Uniforms & Militaria 1917-1991 in colour photographs by
Laszlo Bekesi and Gyorgy Torok.144 pages,large format.$49.95

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BP144.RUSSIAN HELMETS - from Kaska to Stalshlyem 1916 - 2001
128 pages -161 photos (most in color) -deluxe binding.Price: $34.95

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