Stalin's War: Soviet Uniforms & Militaria 1941-45 in colour photographs
|INSIDE:||230 colour photos; 60 b&w photos|
This is the third volume by the acclaimed Hungarian collector-and-photographer team, identifying and explaining historic Soviet militaria from private collections.
A wide range of uniforms, insignia, awards, weapons, equipment, documents and ephemera from the Soviet Unions Great Patriotic War are illustrated, in more than 230 close-up colour studies, supported by more than 60 fascinating monochrome photographs that have survived, unpublished, in private hands.
This volume includes explanations of Soviet military symbolism from the early days of the Communist state, but concentrates on the period of key interest between 1943 and 1945, when Stalin consciously revived many of the visual traditions of the Tsarist years in order to harness Russian patriotism against the Nazi invaders.RRP: £25