Heroes of the Soviet Union 1941–45

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Heroes of the Soviet Union 1941–45

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Osprey's examination of Soviet heroes of the Great Patriotic War portion of World War II (1939-1945).  The Great Patriotic War began on 22 June 1941, when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union. Over 10 million Soviet soldiers took part in the war and of those about 12,600 earned the Soviet Union's highest military award - the Hero of the Soviet Union - for deeds of great daring and self sacrifice. This book covers the male recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union award during the Great Patriotic War. Snipers, fighter pilots, partisans and spies are all included, together with the famous aces Pokryshkin and Kozhedub, who both gained the award an amazing three times.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Biographies · Aircrew · Infantry · Navy · Partisans · Tank crews · Snipers · Table of ethnic breakdown of recipients

Product details

Published Oct 22 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841767697
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 64 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 111
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…


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