Secret Soldiers of the Revolution: Soviet Military Intelligence, 1918-1933 (Hardback)Raymond W. Leonard (author)
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Leonard provides the first comprehensive history of the Red Army's Intelligence Directorate, known today as the GRU, from its inception during the Russian Civil War up to the rise of Nazi Germany in 1933. During these early years of Soviet Army intelligence, the GRU actively promoted Communism internationally through insurrection and partisan warfare. It became deeply involved in espionage in Western Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Making extensive use of primary sources, many of which have only recently become available, Leonard completes a story that has until now been often inaccurate or simply confused.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
"Leonard writes lucidly and is quite engaging. Detail is neither lacking nor excessive, making this book ideal for both specialist and layman....Secret soldiers of the Revolution is very useful...this is a qualitative leap in our understanding of a critical yet too often neglected aspect of Russian history and international relations."-The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
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