Stalin’s Secret War

The NKVD on the Eastern Front

Rupert Butler

The use of terror has been a characteristic of Russia from the days of the Tsars. During ‘the Great Patriotic War', Soviet soldiers and citizens feared not only the Germans but the secret police. The agents of the NKVD waged a merciless campaign against their own people. The full extent of this operation is told in this compelling study.
Date Published :
February 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
10 - 20 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848840539
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The use of terror has been a characteristic of Russia from the days of the Tsars. The Okhrana was the oppressive police force of the Romanovs. Then came the Cheka, the OGPU, SMERSH and the NKVD-organizations that used terror to control every aspect of military and civilian life.

As a result, during ‘the Great Patriotic War’, Soviet soldiers and citizens feared not only the Germans but the tentacles of the secret police. To maintain iron discipline in the face of the German onslaught, to root out dissent and defeatism and to counter the threat of treachery and collaboration, the agents of the NKVD waged a merciless campaign against their own people. The full extent of this extraordinary wartime operation is told in Rupert Butler's compelling study.

About The Author
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Rupert Butler is an authority on Soviet and Nazi police, secret police and special forces during the 1930s and the Second World War.His many books include Gestapo: The Truth Behind the Evil Legend, The Black Angels: A History of the Waffen SS, Legions of Death: The Nazi Enslavement of Eastern Europe, and SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler: The History of the First SS Division 1933-45.Rupert currently lives in London.

REVIEWS
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“A goodly amount of data from the opening of Soviet Archives helps flesh out Soviet secret police activities during the war.”

- World War II

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