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Captured Soviet Generals

The Fate of Soviet Generals Captured in Combat 1941-45

A.A. Maslov

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Routledge
01 July 2001
European history; Second World War; Prisoners of war
This, the second book in Alexander A. Maslov's planned trilogy regarding the tragic fate of Red Army general officers who fell victim to the Second World War, is perhaps the most depressing. In it Maslov relates the fate of those generals who fell into German captivity. After relating the grisly circumstances of their ordeal in German prisoner-of-war camps, Maslov tells the sordid tale of how an ungrateful state condemned for treason against their homeland many of those who had served it loyally both in combat and in German prisoner-of-war camps. By exploiting unprecedented archival materials, Maslov demonstrates how Stalin and Soviet security organs condemned and shot many of the returnee-generals, most on trumped-up charges, in part as scapegoats for the real crimes committed by Stalin and the Soviet military leadership during the tragic initial period of the war. Coincidentally, Maslov once again presents a unique glimpse of the social history of the pre-war and wartime Red Army general officer corps.
By:   A.A. Maslov
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   no. 2
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   658g
ISBN:   9780714651248
ISBN 10:   0714651249
Pages:   346
Publication Date:   01 July 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Stone & Stone reveals a great deal which has been hidden away since the war...an impressive compilation of original research

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