Description - Ukrainian Armies in the World Wars by Peter Abbott
The 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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(248mm x 184mm x 4mm)
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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.