Red Partisan


By: Nikolai I. Obryn'ba
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781844154289
Published: 21st September 2006
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£15.00

Red Partisan

The epic Second World War battles between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union are the subject of a vast literature, but little has been published in English on the experiences of ordinary individuals - civilians and soldiers - who were sucked into a bitter conflict that marked their lives forever. Their struggle for survival, and their resistance to the brutality of the invaders in the occupied territories, is one of the great untold stories of the war, and that is why Nikolai Obryn'ba's unforgettable, intimate memoir is of such value. The author vividly recalls the German advance, being taken prisoner, the horrors of the prison camps and his escape, his experiences fighting behind German lines as a partisan, and the world of suffering and tragedy he saw around him. His perceptive, uncompromising account gives a memorable insight into the everyday reality of war on the Eastern Front. 

'Surprised along with his countryman by Hitler's Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union, young amateur sketch artist Nikolai Obryn'ba became an instant soldier in the Moscow Opolchanie [People's militia] just in time to join the Red Army and be swallowed up with 350,000 of his fellow Red Army soldiers in the infamous Viaz'ma encirclement, where he marched westward as a prisoner-of-war. Miraculously surviving the brutal rigors of several SS POW camps, Nikolai escaped to join a Partisan band operating in the German Army's deep rear and, equally miraculously, lived to return to safety behind Red Army lines.

Nikolai's simple and candid yet gripping memoir presents a credible mosaic of vivid images of life in the Red Army during the harrowing first few months of the war and unprecedented details about his participation in the brutal but shadowy partisan war that raged deep in the German Army's rear.

 




Some books that may interest you

Despatches from the Crimea
Despatches from the Crimea
By: William Russell
Introduction by: Martin Bell

German Armour Lost in Combat on the Eastern Front
German Armour Lost in Combat on the Eastern Front
By: Coda Books, Bob Carruthers

An Archaeological History of Britain
An Archaeological History of Britain
By: Jonathan Mark Eaton

Darwin's Apprentice
Darwin's Apprentice
By: Janet Owen

U-Boat Assault on America
U-Boat Assault on America
By: Ken Brown

Antipater's Dynasty
Antipater's Dynasty
By: John D Grainger

Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme: 100th Anniversary
Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme: 100th Anniversary
By: Major and Mrs Holt

A Wargamer's Guide to The Desert War 1940 - 1943
A Wargamer's Guide to The Desert War 1940 - 1943
By: Daniel Mersey

Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon?
Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon?
By: Fotis Karyanos, Constantinos Lagos
Translated by: John Carr



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.