Ukrainian Armies in the World Wars
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Ukrainian Armies in the World Wars by Peter Abbott
Book DescriptionThe Ukrainians are the largest of the 'submerged' peoples of Eastern Europe and historically represent the second largest group in the old USSR, after the Russians themselves. Ukrainians faced many different enemies in the late stages of World War I, in the civil wars following it, and in World War II when their support for the Germans was a major factor. This title examines the organisation, uniform and insignia of each Ukrainian force, demonstrating how and why they played such important roles during the World Wars. The text is supported by colour illustrations and rare photographs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766683
(248mm x 184mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Abbott
Modern African Wars, Paperback (February 2014)
In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. This title tells the harrowing story of the wars that ravaged the Congo for four decades.
Rivals of the Raj, Hardback (October 2010)
This book traces the developments in the structure, armament, and uniforms of the armies maintained by the imperial powers in Asia throughout the colonial period, with illustrative order of battle material wherever possible.
Armies in East Africa 1914-1918, Paperback (October 2002)View all books by Peter Abbott
During World War I a self-contained war was fought in the European colonies of East Africa, between the British, Belgians and Portuguese, against the garrison from German East Africa. In this title the weapons, tactics and logistics of this campaign are examined, along with the uniforms.
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Author Biography - Peter Abbott
Peter 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.
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