Описание: This book is an ideal text for students studying a key period of Soviet economic history. It brings together and makes available in textbook form the results of the latest research on Soviet industrialisation, using a vast amount of primary evidence, and the methods of quantitative economic analysis. Leading scholars in the field analyse the Soviet economy sector by sector, from agriculture to defence and technology, and look at the key indicators of economic health over the period: employment, national income, exports, and population trends. The book concludes with two chapters comparing the Russian economy at war under tsarism and communism.
Описание: Volume I covers in detail the background, strategic regrouping, and strategic planning and conduct of the offensive.
Автор: Dombrady, Lorand Название: Army and politics in hungary, 1938-1945 ISBN: 0880335777 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780880335775 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 8712 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Surveying Hungary`s defense policies in the era of 1938-1945, this book focuses on its relationship to Nazi Germany and the rectification of its borders as defined by the Trianon Peace Treaty. It also discusses Hungary`s unsuccessful efforts to "jump out" of the Axis bond and join the Allies, and the subsequent German occupation of Hungary.
Автор: Vysny Название: The Runciman Mission to Czechoslovakia 1938 ISBN: 0333731360 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333731369 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 20789 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This work is a study of Lord Runciman`s mediation in Central Europe which provides a sharp insight into British policy on the eve of the Second World War.
Автор: Hamilton Название: War Planning 1914 ISBN: 0521110963 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521110969 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 13918 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The major European powers drafted war plans before 1914 and executed them in August 1914; none brought the expected victory by Christmas. Why? This tightly focused collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses the war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting for the first time in three decades. The book analyzes the war plans of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Russia on the basis of the latest research and explores their demise in the opening months of World War I. Collectively and comparatively, these essays place contingency war planning before 1914 in the different contexts and challenges each state faced as well as into a broad European paradigm. This is the first such undertaking since Paul Kennedy's groundbreaking War Plans of the Great Powers (1979), and the end result is breathtaking in both scope and depth of analysis.
Описание: This study analyzes Moscow`s response to the rise of Hitler, explains the origins of the Nazi-Soviet pact, and charts the road to Operation Barbarossa and the disaster of the surprise German attack on the USSR in June 1941.
Описание: When the Red Army invaded Finland in November 1939 most observers expected a walkover. Instead, in a gallant stand that captured the world’s imagination, the tiny Finnish army was able to hold off Stalin’s mechanised echelons for 105 days. <br><br>Gordon F. Sander peels away the layers of myth surrounding this Nordic Thermopylae to reveal the conflict in its full military, political, and cultural contexts. A bestseller in Finland, the English-language version of Sander’s book draws on interviews with both Finnish and Russian veterans of the war, in addition to a bountiful archive of articles from both the Western and Finnish press, to create the most comprehensive and up-to-date single-volume history of the war. <br><br>Written in “real time” to give the reader a you-are-there feeling, the book describes the Finns’ stunning defeat of the Soviets’ initial massive offensive, including the destruction of several Red divisions by Finnish ski troops; the deceptively calm January interregnum, when the two sides engaged in a complicated diplomatic minuet; and the final, titanic Red assault itself, which finally drove the Finns to the peace table—though not before they had forged one of the great legends of modern military history. <br><br>Using his intimate knowledge of Finland and Finnish history, the author explains how the Finns’ winter skills, their innate <em>sisu</em>, or toughness, and their devotion to both their young republic and their brilliant and inspiring commander-in-chief, Gustav Mannerheim, together enabled them to make their historic stand. <br><br>Sander explores such oft-ignored aspects of the conflict as Finnish press censorship; the abortive Allied “rescue mission” across Scandinavia that was a factor in Stalin’s surprising decision to bring the war to a halt; the Kremlin’s novel use of paratroopers in the war; and the pivotal role played by the <em>Lotta Svard</em>, the Finnish all-purpose women’s auxiliary. <br><br>Illustrating Sander’s fast-paced text are nearly 50 photographs, including numerous never-seen-before images of both the battlefront and the home front. <br><br>Hailed by <em>Helsingin Sanomat</em>, Finland’s leading daily, as “a bittersweet morality play” that “opens up this quintessentially Finnish tale to a much wider and admiring readership” and by STT, Finland’s leading news agency, as “an outstanding book that combines brilliant writing with a rock-solid factual foundation,” Sander’s compelling book fills a key gap in the record of the Second World War.
Описание: Offers translations of a range of extracts from Soviet documents relating to the titanic struggle on the Eastern Front during World War II, with commentary. This work uses documentary evidence to look at the Soviet war effort from military, political, economic and diplomatic perspectives.
Описание: Tells the history of a tiny country caught up in four major world crises from 1938 to 1989 and how the American print media presented these events to its readers. This book also discusses how American journalists and political cartoons portrayed, and in some cases stereotyped, Czechoslovakia during this period.
Название: Soviet union in eastern europe, 1945-89 ISBN: 0333602307 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333602300 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 25986 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection of essays present a wide and varied picture of the period. The authors use new materials to investigate different aspects of Soviet-East European relations - party affairs, military and political co-ordination, cultural and mass media policies.
Описание: This is the first comprehensive study in English of Soviet women who fought against the genocidal, misogynist, Nazi enemy on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on a vast array of original archival, memoir, and published sources, this book captures the everyday experiences of Soviet women fighting, living and dying on the front.