Marshal of Victory

The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov

Georgy Zhukov

 
Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Geoffrey Roberts
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526766588
Pages : 1024
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov remains a national hero in today’s Russia as the man who beat Hitler and saved both Russia and Europe from the Nazis. His reputation is that of a Russian patriot and an independent-minded general who remained a key figure in Stalin’s high command throughout the Great Patriotic War. Zhukov played a significant role in virtually all the principal battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War – including Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin. It was Zhukov who formally accepted Germany’s unconditional surrender on 9 May 1945.

In his post-war autobiography Zhukov chronicled his brilliant career as he saw it – and wanted it to be seen. His memoirs reveal the why and how of decision-making at the highest level of the Soviet command throughout the war, and his continued loyalty to the Soviet dictator despite being demoted after the war. Zhukov’s writing is a fascinating and invaluable source for anyone interested in the war on the Eastern Front and presents intriguing insights into Zhukov the man as well as Zhukov the military commander.

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