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Guns Against the Reich
Author: Petr Mikhin

ISBN: 9781844159314
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 18 February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.3
Description:
In three years of war on the Eastern Front from the desperate defence of Moscow, through the epic struggles at Stalingrad and Kursk to the final offensives in central Europe artilleryman Petr Mikhin experienced the full horror of battle.

In this vivid memoir he recalls distant but deadly duels with German guns, close-quarter hand-to-hand combat, and murderous mortar and tank attacks, and he remembers the pity of defeat and the grief that accompanied victories at the cost of thousands of lives. He was wounded and shell shocked, he saw his comrades killed and was nearly captured, and he was threatened with the disgrace of a court martial.

For years he lived with the constant strain of combat and the ever present possibility of death. And he recalls his experiences with a candour and an immediacy that brings the war on the Eastern Front, a war of immense scale and intensity dramatically to life.

About the Author

Petr Alexeevich Mikhin trained as a school teacher before the Second World War and served as an artilleryman throughout the conflict. He fought the German army in the bat...

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