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Kroupnik, Vladimir

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 169 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vSoviet 
Roles: Translator
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Most widely held works by Vladimir Kroupnik
Red Army tank commander : at war in a T-34 on the Eastern Front by Vasiliy Bryukhov( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like to command a T-34 tank on the Eastern Front during the Second World War? How were tank operations organized and carried out, what was the actual experience of combat, and what were the qualities that made the difference between success and failure - and what were the chances of survival? Vasiliy Pavlovich Bryukhov's vivid, detailed and gripping memoir of his wartime service gives a fascinating and authentic insight into these questions. Also it provides an accurate, unsentimental record of the day-to-day life of a tankman whose unit fought in the forefront of the Red Army thro
Over fields of fire : flying the Sturmovik in action on the Eastern Front, 1942-45 by A. A Timofeeva-Egorova( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volunteering for frontline duty, the author flew 130 combat missions piloting the Po-2 biplane in a liaison squadron. In the initial period of the war, the ... Luftwaffe dominated the sky. Daily combat sorties demanded bravery and skill from the pilots of the liaison squadron operating obsolete, unarmed planes. Over the course of a year the author was shot down four times but kept flying nonetheless. In late 1942 Anna Egorova became the first female pilot to fly the famous Sturmovik (ground attack) plane that played a major role in the ground battles of the Eastern Front. Earning the respect of her fellow male pilots, the author became not just a mature combat pilot, but a commanding officer. Over the course of two years [she] advanced from ordinary pilot to the executive officer of the Squadron, and was then appointed Regimental navigator, in the process flying approximately 270 combat missions over the southen sector of the Eastern Front initially (Taman, the Crimea) before switching to the 1st Belorussian Front, and seeing action over White Russia and Poland. Flying on a mission over Poland in 1944 the author was shot down over a target by German flak. Severely burned, she was taken prisoner. After surviving in a German POW camp gor 5 months, she was liberated by Soviet troops. After experiencing numerious humiliations as an 'ex-POW' in 1965 the author finally received a top military award, a long-delayed "Golden Star' with the honorary title of 'Hero of the Soviet Union' ..."--Jacket
Russia historic military connections Australia = Rossiya voenno-istoricheskie svyazi Avstraliya( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal site of Vladimir Kroupnik, a Russian born Australian who migrated to Australia in 1992. The site includes historical data about the Russian connections in Australian history
The Red Army at war : rare photographs from wartime archives by Artem Drabkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"What was life in the Red Army like for the ordinary soldier during the Great Patriotic War, the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany on the Eastern Front? How far is the common perception of Red Army heroism and sacrifice borne out by historical reality? And what was the daily experience of the individual soldier caught up in this immense and ruthless conflict? The 200 contemporary photographs from the Russian archives that have been selected for this book give a striking insight into all sides of wartime service for the Soviet soldier. The whole range of military experience is portrayed here, from recruitment and the rigors of training to transport, marching and the ordeal of combat"--Page 4 of cover
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Over fields of fire : flying the Sturmovik in action on the Eastern Front, 1942-45
The Red Army at war : rare photographs from wartime archives