Soviet Uniforms & Militaria 1917-1991
|INSIDE:||300 colour photographs|
This is the first full-colour photographic reference book to illustrate Soviet uniforms and militaria selected from the whole 74-year history of the regime, from October Revolution to the 1991 collapse of Communism. Access has been allowed for the first time to Soviet Russian historical archives and to examples of actual uniforms and militaria from behind the former Iron Curtain.
This new edition in paperback has some 200 colour photographs [many updated] that illustrate and identify 80 original uniforms of the pre-WW2 period, the Great Patriotic War and the Cold War from 1945-1992. These uniforms are worn by live models and are supported by close-ups of headgear, insignia, decorations, weapons and ephemera. A valuable secondary feature of this book is a selection of 100 previously unpublished photographs from private Russian collections.RRP: £19.95
"If you are interested in the uniforms and insignia of post-revolutionary Russia then this outstanding reference book will be a 'must have' addition to your library. It is a pictorial guide and the explanations accompanying the pictures are admirable - as they give the details to look for. As such the pictures will help you distinguish between original costumes and insignia and those which are not 'genuine' or 'fantasy'.
It is a lovely book to read and it is very enlightening on the subject matter. The quality of the book has left a good impression about the eminence of the author's work and this book is therefore highly recommended."
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Reviewed By: MilitaryArchiveResearch.com
"This is a welcome new edition of the first photographic full-colour reference book to illustrate Soviet uniforms and militaria selected from the whole 74 year history of the regime, from the October Revolution to the 1991 collapse of Communism.
It forms a useful study for collectors, curators and anyone with an interest in the uniforms of the Soviet Union."
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: classic-arms-and-militartia.com