This book presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of the war, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught and pushed it back into Germany itself. This final part of the series documents the Red Army's push through Germany to Berlin, which eventually culminated in the surrender of the German forces to the Allies in 1945. It also offers a detailed breakdown of all the armed forces that conducted the offensive campaigns on the Eastern Front, including the army, air force, paratroopers, navy and NKVD troops. It also reveals in colourful illustrations the uniforms and organizations of the Russian forces serving against Japan until the eventual surrender of all Japanese Imperial forces in August 1945.
About the Author
DR NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian and was a Principal Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, where he was awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He has recently formed his own company - Nigel Thomas Associates' (www.nt-associates.com), involved in military and business translation from French, German and Italian, military authorship and military uniform consultancy.
Laszlo Szabo is an author living in Hungary and currently conducting archival research in the national archives. The author lives in Tyne and Wear, UK..
Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. An architect by profession, he started his career as a full-time illustrator several years ago, with a specialist interest in military subjects. He has already illustrated Men-at-Arms 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941– 45 and Elite 60 U-Boat Crews 1914– 45. Darko has also written titles for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian cavalry of the 19th century.