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From Stalingrad to Pillau: A Red Army Artillery Officer Remembers the Great Patriotic War

From Stalingrad to Pillau A Red Army Artillery Officer Remembers the Great Patriotic War Strange sounds resembling the remote rumble of distant thunder were audible Everybody understood it was the echo of the battle for Stalingrad A heavy rain began falling Stalingrad s outskirts provided

  • Title: From Stalingrad to Pillau: A Red Army Artillery Officer Remembers the Great Patriotic War
  • Author: Isaak Kobylyanskiy
  • ISBN: 9780700615667
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Strange sounds resembling the remote rumble of distant thunder were audible Everybody understood it was the echo of the battle for Stalingrad A heavy rain began falling.Stalingrad s outskirts provided Isaak Kobylyanskiy, a 19 year old ethnic Jew from Ukraine, with his first exposure to combat and initiated his long odyssey in the Great Patriotic War against GermanStrange sounds resembling the remote rumble of distant thunder were audible Everybody understood it was the echo of the battle for Stalingrad A heavy rain began falling.Stalingrad s outskirts provided Isaak Kobylyanskiy, a 19 year old ethnic Jew from Ukraine, with his first exposure to combat and initiated his long odyssey in the Great Patriotic War against Germany It would be than three years before he was finally reunited with his family and his sweetheart, Vera, the schoolmate he had promised to marry.Kobylyanskiy started the war as a 76 mm infantry support gun crew commander for the 300th Rifle Division and its later incarnations and celebrated V E Day as a battery commander He took part in actions ranging from Stalingrad to the tip of the Zemland Peninsula at Pillau His combat journey was a long process of exhausting marches punctuated by harrowing moments of intense combat From the liberation of Sevastopol, through Lithuania s countryside, to the final storming of Knigsberg s heavy fortifications, Kobylyanskiy s memoir sweeps across the great expanses of the Eastern Front His narrative is packed with dramatic details including revealing depictions of forgotten or ignored aspects of certain battles and insights into the daily life of the Soviet army the relentless marches to locate and engage the enemy, the prejudicial treatment of female soldiers, and the plight of Soviet civilians.Kobylyanskiy also discusses the role of military political officers and his own conflicted views on communism , clarifies the place of Jews in the Red Army and discusses how his reaction to anti Semitic utterances added a sense of responsibility to his fighting, and frames his account with personal glimpses into the stifling repression of Stalinist society, including the brutal collectivization program and resulting famine in Ukraine But he balances such memories with warm recollections of some of his comrades and especially with an affecting portrait of his courtship of Vera, which sustained him in battle, and concludes with an emotional coda their wedding ceremony in a war ravaged but recovering Kiev.By turns vivid, reflective, intense, and entertaining, Kobylyanskiy s narrative charts one warrior s epic journey and joins a select group of memoirs that deepen our understanding of what it was like for Russian soldiers on the Eastern Front.

    From Stalingrad to Leningrad Rebuilding Cities and Although, Stalingrad and Leningrad had very different wartime experiences and faced different post war problems, this event was designed as an ideological act to unite these two key wartime cities in a statement about the equality of Soviet sacrifice. Battle of Stalingrad Battle of Stalingrad On November , the Red Army launched Operation Uranus, a two pronged attack targeting the weaker Romanian and Hungarian armies protecting the German th Army s flanks The Axis forces on the flanks were overrun and the th Army was cut off Stalingrad to Kursk YouTube Dec , British documentary on the Russian front based on military historian John Erickson s two books The Road to Stalingrad, Stalin s War with Germany, Volume , and The Road to Berlin. Tank Archives T From Stalingrad Jun , T From Stalingrad The T tanks built in Stalingrad became one of the symbols for the battle there The last tanks produced where went straight into battle from the factories, crewed by factory workers T tanks were less noticeable contributors to the breaking of the backbone of the German blitzkrieg. reasons why the Red Army won the Battle of Stalingrad From Stalingrad to Pillau A Red Army Everybody understood it was the echo of the battle for Stalingrad A heavy rain began falling Stalingrad s outskirts provided Isaak Kobylyanskiy, a year old ethnic Jew from Ukraine, with his first exposure to combat and initiated his long odyssey in the Great Patriotic War against Germany. Battle of Stalingrad HISTORY Concrete Hell Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq Concrete Hell Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq General Military Louis Dimarco on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Throughout history, cities have been at the center of warfare, from sieges to street fighting, from peace keeping to coups de mains. Battle of Stalingrad Facts, Deaths, Summary Battle of Stalingrad, July , February , , successful Soviet defense of the city of Stalingrad now Volgograd , Russia, U.S.S.R during World War II Russians consider it to be one of the greatest battles of their Great Patriotic War, and most historians consider

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