Hardcover Book. 400 pages, high quality glossy paper, format 298x218x25 mm, weight 1686 g. Lots of unique photograps from private and state archives. Pictures, schemes, color illustrations. High illustrated book. Author - Semyon Fedoseev. Russian Knights Foundation Publ. and Vadim Zadorozhny Military Museum, 2020.
The book is devoted to the most difficult period in the history of the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) – the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 (Eastern Front of WW2) and the first decade after its end.The issues of organizational construction, combat training, weapons and technical equipment of airborne troops, their combat use are considered in detail. It describes the actions of airborne units and formations, as well as the rifle formations formed on their basis, on various fronts. It reflects the heroism and courage shown by paratroopers during combat operations.
A separate chapter is devoted to the reorganization and re-equipment of the airborne forces in 1945-1955, the evolution of the means and methods of using landings during this transition period.
The book is written in the form of a popular science essay, is provided with a large number of illustrations and is intended for a wide range of readers interested in Russian military history and the history of the airborne forces.

Chapter I. Red Army airborne troops on the eve of the war
Chapter II. Airborne troops of the Red Army during the Second World War
Chapter III. A decade of rebirth (1945-1955)

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RVZ-201 Soviet Airborne Troops During the WW2 and Post-War Revival hardcover book

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