MINASYAN, M.M., ed.
Title: Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 : A General Outline. First English-language Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1974,
Seller ID: 102014
[MINASYAN, M.M., ed.]. Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 :A General Outline. (Translated from the Russian by David Skvirsky and Vic Schneierson.Moscow: Progress Publishers, (1974). First thus printing. An abridged translation from the 1970 Russian edition. Pp. (6),7-468,(4), + 54 p. of plates (some of which are in colour) and 15 maps and charts (some of which are folding). Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, green cloth with pressed star decoration to front board, gilt lettering to front and spine. Contents: Part I: Eve of the War: 1. Imperialists start the Second World War; 2. The Soviet Union before the War. Part II: Arduous Times: 3. Blitzkrieg Plan Frustrated; 4. The Soviet Union Becomes a United Military Camp; 5.The Battle of Moscow; 6. Battles in the Summer and Autumn of 1942; 7. Mobi lisation of the Rear in 1942. Part III: The Tide is Turned: 8. The Stalingrad Victory; 9. The Kursk Salient; 10. Battle for the Dnieper; 11. Further Leap in Production, the Soviet Union's International Situation Improves. Part IV: Collapse of Nazi Germany: 12. Red Army Offensive in the Winter and Spring of 1944; 13. In the Main Direction; 14. Liberation of the Soviet Baltic Republics; 15. Commencement of the Liberation of Europe; 16. The Second Front; 17. Labour Feat of the People, Ideological Work of the Party; 18. Defeat of the Enemy in the Winter of 1945; 19. Downfall of Nazi Germany; 20. Struggle of the USSR for a Democratic Peace and International Co-operation. Part V: Defeat of Militarist Japan: 21. Rout of the Far Eastern Aggressor; 22. Historic Victory of the USSR. Very good in chipped dustjacket. 35.00