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In the Service of Stalin: The Spanish Communists in Exile, 1939-1945

David Wingeate Pike

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203155
eISBN:
9780191675751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203155.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the epic story of the tens of thousands of communists exiled from Spain after Franco’s victory in the Spanish Civil War. With their iron discipline and fervent dedication to Stalin’s cause, ... More


Soviet Use of “Substandard” Manpower in the Red Army, 1941–1945

David Glantz

in Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The Soviet Union had many minority nationalities, and its supra-national ideology meant all should serve in the Red Army. In World War II, this coincided with a desperate need for more manpower. ... More


Wars

Jörg Baberowski

in Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300136982
eISBN:
9780300220575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136982.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter looks at Stalinism during the Great Patriotic War. It first discusses Joseph Stalin's changing approaches to terror following the end of his policy of exterminatory violence. This shift ... More


A Personal Banner: Life in Red Army Uniform

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an ethnography of soldiers' clothing and explores the meaning of the uniform's iconography. In the summer and fall of 1941, hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers and ... More


Trophies of War: Red Army Soldiers Confront an Alien World of Goods

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on all manner of trophies, from German prisoners of war to objects looted from houses in the Third Reich. Between 1941 and 1945, soldiers of the Red Army were confronted with an ... More


The Reds and the Jews, or the Comrades in Arms of the Military Reporter Liutov

Oleg Budnitskii

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers a new and intriguing context for reading Babel's Red Cavalry and his civil war Diary: the history of the Red Army's attitudes toward the Jews, with a special focus on Semyon ... More


1918–19: The Triumphal March of Reaction

Jonathan D. Smele

in The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916—1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190233044
eISBN:
9780190618551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233044.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the escalation of violence across the former Russian Empire as the First World War drew to a close, analysing the origins and early operations of the anti-Bolshevik Volunteer ... More


The Soviet Union, 1941

Jasen J. Castillo

in Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789103
eISBN:
9780804790727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789103.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter five examines the performance of the Soviet Armed Forces while defending its homeland against the German onslaught in 1941. Cohesion theory explains how and why Stalin's authoritarian army ... More


‘If tomorrow brings war’: A nation in uniform

Olga Kucherenko

in Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

An analysis of educational techniques, including the material presented in the mass media and school curricula, shows that the regime vigorously promoted the idea of children participating in an ... More


The Soldier’s Body: A Little Cog in a Giant War Machine

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines soldiers' bodies to look at the diversity of cadres entering the Red Army. In the course of the war, the Red Army had to transform millions of Soviet citizens into usable ... More


“A Weapon Is Your Honor and Conscience”: Killing in the Red Army

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at how Red Army soldiers learned to kill. The Red Army was forced to take undertrained soldiers and turn them into efficient killers, often instructing them directly at the front. ... More


The October Revolution

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the Bolsheviks' October Revolution of 1917 heralded a sustained attack on elites, with the abolition of the nobility, landownership, and officer ranks. The Bolsheviks' fear ... More


From Mobilization to Militarization

Elizabeth J. Perry

in Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271890
eISBN:
9780520954038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271890.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores a critical moment in the Chinese Communist Revolution, as it turned from an urban to a rural movement and began to build a peasant army.


Embodied Violence: A Red Army Soldier’s Journey as Told by Objects

Brandon Schechter

in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter shows how objects constitute the story of Red Army soldiers' dramatic movement and participation in violence during the Great Patriotic War and hints at how these experiences impacted ... More


The State’s Pot and the Soldier’s Spoon: Rations in the Red Army

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on provisioning in the Red Army, tracing how soldiers ate, the ways the government positioned itself as provider, and the logic of who deserved more or less food under conditions ... More


Warsaw 1944

Anthony James Joes

in Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124377
eISBN:
9780813134833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124377.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

The Warsaw Rising of 1944 during World War II has been called the “archetypal model of urban guerrilla warfare”. After the Nazis quashed the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1941, many of the surviving ... More


Politicizing Antigone

Erika Fischer‐Lichte

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Three different productions of Antigone are investigated with regard to the way in which the aesthetic of each performance was related to its political context: (1) the Tieck/ Mendelssohn production ... More


To Fix a Broken Army

Henry G. Gole

in General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

The period between 1969 and 1973 marked a very bad time for the U.S. Army's history as Vietnam appeared to have the upper hand in the war against the United States. While the U.S. Army was busily ... More


TRADOC Commander: The Army’s Road Back

Henry G. Gole

in General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

Three weeks before DePuy assumed command of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and four months before the Yom Kippur War started, DePuy asserted to several infantry trainers that the previous ... More


‘Feudal Duke:’ Rule and Loss

Catherine Epstein

in Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546411
eISBN:
9780191701429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546411.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at Greiser as man and ruler in the heyday of his power. It then turns to his actions in the last fifteen months of rule, when the Warthegau faced extraordinary pressures brought on ... More


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