Ukrainian Armies in the World Wars
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BeschreibungThere can be no region in Europe whose history has been more tortured than Ukraine. During the 20th century Austria, Poland, Russia, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania vied for power over parts of this vast and fragmented area; and its divided peoples rose time and again in vain attempts to win their independence. For the first time in the West, this book gives a succinct summary of all the different armed forces raised among the Ukrainians, and of their uniforms and insignia. These are illustrated in colour and in a selection of extremely rare photographs, dating from World War I (1914-1918) to the aftermath of World War II (1939-1945), when Ukrainian guerrillas continued to defy the Soviet authorities until the mid-1950s.
InhaltsverzeichnisWorld War I - Ukrainian units of the Austro-Hungarian and Russian armies; The first struggles for independence - the Ukrainian National Republic 1917-21 - the Western Ukrainian Republic 1918-20; World War II - Carpathia-Ruthenia 1938-39 - Ukrainian units in the Wehrmacht, Polizei & Waffen-SS; Ukrainian National Army 1945; Aftermath - the Ukrainian Insurgent Army 1941-56.
PortraitPeter Abbott is a retired university lecturer with a lifelong interest in both military and African history. He has co-authored several titles for Osprey, including Men-at-Arms 131: 'Germany's Eastern Front Allies 1941-45' and Men-at-Arms 202: 'Modern African Wars 2: Angola and Mozambique.' Oleksiy Rudenko graduated from the Ukrainian National Academy of Arts in 1992, and is a member of the National Artists' Union of Ukraine. He has helped to create the decorations system for Ukraine, and is now a member of the State Decorations and Armory Committee under the President of Ukraine. He lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine.
Pressestimmen."..beautifully illustrated and the eight color plates show off a variety of WWI uniforms/equipment that are appropriate for armies that fought in the RCW...fills a very necessary spot in my wargaming library... As always, Osprey books form the first line of any 'attack' on a new period of study!" -"HMG Reviewing Stand"
Untertitel: 'Men-at-Arms'. 40ill. 8col. ill. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 48 Seiten