Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forces - Elite (Paperback)
  • Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forces - Elite (Paperback)
zoom

Spetsnaz: Russia's Special Forces - Elite (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator)
£13.99
Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 20/06/2015
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Authoritative illustrated analysis of the history of the military Special Forces units of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation. When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact. As a powerful, but mysterious tool of a world superpower, the Spetsnaz have inevitably become the focus of many 'tall tales' in the West. In this book, a peerless authority on Russia's military Special Forces debunks several of these myths, uncovering truths that are often even more remarkable. Since the chaotic dissolution of the USSR and the two Chechen Wars, Russian forces have seen increasing modernization, involving them ever more in power-projection, counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism and the Spetsnaz have been deployed as a spearhead in virtually all of these operations. This fully illustrated book packed with details such as orders-of-battle, equipment and operational doctrine offers a unique, absorbing guide to the secrets of the Spetsnaz, their most noteworthy missions and personalities.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472807229
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm

You may also be interested in...

Valiant Units of the Cold War
Added to basket
Cold War: East Anglia
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Most Secret
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Spy Among Friends
Added to basket
Native Realm
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Added to basket
Dead Drop
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How to Survive an Atomic Attack
Added to basket
Six Months in 1945
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Red Heat
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Zhivago Affair
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Atlantic and Its Enemies
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.