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Author Kucherenko, Olga.
Title Little soldiers : how Soviet children went to war, 1941-1945 / Olga Kucherenko.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Author Kucherenko, Olga.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Juvenile.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Germany's war against the Soviet Union raised a small army of child soldiers. Thousands of those below the enlistment age served with regular and paramilitary formations, even though they were not formally mobilised or allowed at the front. This book tells their stories.
Note Print version record.
Contents 'Prologue to the battle' : Exercise in patriotism. 'What are little boys made of?' : constructing Soviet social identity ; 'The land begins in the Kremlin' : reinventing the socialist Motherland ; 'If tomorrow brings war' : a nation in uniform ; Overview -- 'Greatcoat, weapons and war' : soldiers in the making. 'All for the front! All for victory!' : a mandate to action ; Babes in grey : children in the regular army ; Imps and eaglets : children in the forest ; Sea whelps : children on shipboard ; Overview.
ISBN 9780199585557
0199585555
9780191725043 (electronic bk.)
0191725048 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 729550742
Additional Format Print version: Kucherenko, Olga. Little soldiers : how Soviet children went to war, 1941-1945. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199585557 (OCoLC)662407613.



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