Heroes of the Soviet Union, 1941-45
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Heroes of the Soviet Union, 1941-45 by Henry Sakaida
Book DescriptionThe Great Patriotic War began on 22 June 1941, when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union. Over 10 million Soviet soldiers took part in the war and of those about 12,600 earned the Soviet Unions highest military award - the Hero of the Soviet Union - for deeds of great daring and self sacrifice. This book covers the male recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union award during the Great Patriotic War. Snipers, fighter pilots, partisans and spies are all included, together with the famous aces Pokryshkin and Kozhedub, who both gained the award an amazing three times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767697
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Henry Sakaida
Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941-45, Paperback (May 2003)
This title tells the story of the women that fought for the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War (World War II). They fought in many roles including snipers, partisans and fighter pilots. A detailed table is included which lists every woman that was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union.
Aces of the Rising Sun 1937-1945, Paperback (August 2002)
Very little has been published on the air arms of the Japanese Army and Navy. Yet between 1937 and 1945, many of their pilots achieved ace status in eight years of near-constant warfare. This work features first hand accounts from the aces themselves.
B-29 Hunters of the JAAF, Paperback (November 2001)» View all books by Henry Sakaida
This work focuses on the Japanese bomber killers of World War II. Responsible for shooting B-29s out of the skies of Japan, these pilots used a range of tactics, including ramming. This book includes first-hand accounts, archival Japanese material, and scale plans of all major fighter variants.
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Author Biography - Henry Sakaida
Henry Sakaida was born in Santa Monica, California in 1951. After a Russian language course, he developed an interest in the culture and war history, later leading to his research in the Ukraine and Russia. His other area of interest is Japanese combat aviation history on which he's written several books, including three for Osprey. Henry lives with his wife and two children in Temple City, near Los Angeles. Christa Hook began her career in 1986 and her work has since featured extensively within publishing and television. Her combination of a historian's attention to detail with an artist's sense of drama and atmosphere have made her one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Christa has had work selected for the Laing Land and Seascape Exhibition 2000 at the Mall, and the Not the Royal Academy Exhibition 2000.
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