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Author Krysov, Vasiliĭ, 1922-
Title Samokhodki v boyu. English
Panzer destroyer : memoirs of a Red Army tank commander / Vasiliy Krysov ; translated by Vladimir Kroupnik ; edited by Stuart Britton.
Imprint Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.

Author Krysov, Vasiliĭ, 1922-
Subject Krysov, Vasiliĭ, 1922-
Soviet Union. Raboche-Krestʹi︠a︡nskai︠a︡ Krasnai︠a︡ Armii︠a︡ -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Russian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Russian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union -- Tank warfare.
Alt Name Britton, Stuart.
Add Title Memoirs of a Red Army tank commander
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Translated from the Russian.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The day after Vasiliy Krysov finished school, on 22 June 1941, Germany attacked the Soviet Union and provoked a war of unparalleled extent and cruelty. For the next three years, as a tank commander, Krysov fought against the German panzers in some of the most intense and destructive armoured engagements in history including those at Stalingrad, Kursk and Konigsberg. This is the remarkable story of his war. As the commander of a heavy tank, a self-propelled gun - a tank destroyer - and a T-34, he fought his way westward across Russia, the Ukraine and Poland against a skilful and determined enemy which had previously never known defeat. The ruthlessness of this long and bitter campaign is vividly depicted in his narrative, as is the enormous scale and complexity of the fighting."--Jacket.
Contents My journey to the Front -- Stalingrad -- Kursk 1943 -- Operation Kutuzov -- To the Dnieper River, August-September 1943 -- Reorganization near Moscow, September-October 1943 -- The liberation of Kiev, November 1943 -- The pursuit to Fastov -- Von Manstein attempts another 'backhand blow' -- Rest and refitting -- The December Zhitomir-Berdichev Offensive -- From the Front to a hospital and back again -- The July 1944 Offensive on the Kovel Axis -- From the Western Bug to Siedlce, Poland -- In East Prussia.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781848847118 (electronic bk.)
1848847114 (electronic bk.)
9781783370054 (electronic bk.)
178337005X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 783312838
Additional Format Print version: Krysov, Vasiliĭ, 1922- Samokhodki v boyu. English. Panzer destroyer. Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2010 9781844159512 (DLC) 2010292720 (OCoLC)615899784