Название: 'Reds' of the Russian Civil War
Автор: Mikhail Khvostov
Издательство: Osprey - Del Prado
Серия: Men at War 19
Год издания: 1996
Количество страниц: 18
Размер: 4 mb
The main instrument with which the Bolsheviks imposed communism on Russia was the Red Army. Traditionally the origins of this army were among the factory workers who laid down their tools and took up arms as a way of expressing their grievances. Already formed by the time of the revolutions of 1905 and February 1917, these militant workers organised themselves into parliamentary detachments known as the krasnogvardeytsi, or 'Red Guards'. In this focusing on the Russian Civil War, Mikhail Khvostov examines the Red Army's organisation, weaponry, uniforms and insignia.