Grand strategy, brilliant tactics often mean less than the battles and the men who fought them, making this memoir of a Soviet infantryman all the more valuable and interesting. The author volunteered for the Red Army in 1942. – Very Highly Recommended.
The author was present at Stalingrad when the Germans were encircled, at Kursk, and on the fight towards Germany. For him, the fight ended on the banks of the River Dnieper when he was seriously wounded. This is an insightful commentary of an ordinary soldier. He recalls the fierce fighting, comradeship, day to day life. A valuable record.