By Petr Mikhin
In 3 years of struggle at the japanese Front-from the determined safety of Moscow, in the course of the epic struggles at Stalingrad and Kursk to the ultimate offensives in vital Europe-artillery-man Petr Mikhin skilled the whole horror of conflict.
In this bright memoir he recollects far away yet lethal duels with German weapons, close-quarter hand-to-hand wrestle, and murderous mortar and tank assaults, and he recalls the pity of defeat and the grief that observed victories that rate millions of lives. He was once wounded and shell-shocked, he observed his comrades killed and used to be approximately captured, and he used to be threatened with the shame of a court docket martial. For years he lived with the consistent pressure of wrestle and the ever present chance of dying. Mikhin remembers his reviews with a candor and an immediacy that brings the battle at the japanese Front-a conflict of big scale and intensity-dramatically to life.
“Absorbing and simple to read…written with humor.”
Soldier journal, 08/2010
“…a very helpful photograph of lifestyles within the crimson military in the course of 4 years of excessive continuous combating opposed to a made up our minds and expert enemy.”
History of War.org, 08/05/2010
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