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    Hello Gentlemen,

    Im new in this forum.
    Im looking for infos (biography) of FieldMarshals Georgy Zuhkov and Konstantin Rokossovsky
    Can anyone help me ?

    Thx in advance

    Alexandre

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    Originally posted by Alexandre_Folk
    Hello Gentlemen,

    Im new in this forum.
    Im looking for infos (biography) of FieldMarshals Georgy Zuhkov and Konstantin Rokossovsky
    Can anyone help me ?

    Thx in advance

    Alexandre
    If you can read Russian you can buy some book.
    Now there are quite large number of them here...

    I'm not able to cite wide range of info about any biographies, because it takes too much time... Besides it's not just my subject
    If you fire a rifle at the past, the future will fire a cannon at you.....

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    • #3
      Alexandre,

      If you are looking for information in English, 'Stalin's Generals' edited by Harold Shukman (pub Weiderfeld and Nickolson) - ISBN 1842125133 - has a chapter on each of them. You can find a brief military biography on each on the www.generals.dk site and there are also brief but useful biographies to be found on the Wikipedia website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Rokossovsky and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgy_Zhukov).
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      Hero of the Soviet Union, Andrei Sakharov 1968

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      • #4
        Chaney did a good bio of Zhukov: http://www.amazon.com/Zhukov-Otto-Pr...180753?ie=UTF8.
        Rokossovsky doesn't really have one aside from the already mentioned "Stalin's Generals" book.
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        • #5
          IN used books:

          an early version, "The Memoirs of Marshal Zhukov" (New York: Delacorte Press, 1971)

          "Reminiscences and Reflections" Zhukov's memoirs (two volumes, Progress Pub, 1985)

          "Marshal Zhukov's Greatest Battles" by Georgi Zhukov (Harper & Row, 1969)

          "Stalin and His Generals" edited by Sewryn Bialer (Pegasus, 1969) a collection of translated articles has two by Rokossovsky: "Under Zhukov's Command" and "Stalin, Molotov, Malenkov"

          Recent biographies in addition to Otto Chaney's Zhukov:

          Marshal Zhukov: The Man Who Beat Hitler by Albert Axell (2003)
          Zhukov's Greatest Defeat by David Glantz (1999)
          Zhukov: The Rise & Fall of a Great Captain, by William Spahr (1993)
          Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin by Tony Le Tissier (Praeger 1996)

          Rokossovsky's memoirs have not been published into English except for some translated excerpts from the Military History Journal.

          Cornelius Ryan in his "The Last Battle" has good descriptions of the man with the 'steel smile" (his teeth were knocked out during interrogation under Stalin purge period) and his role in the battle for Berlin. Ryan conducted a personal interview with Rokossovsky, the transcript of that interview is in Ryan's Papers at Ohio University.

          S.M. Shtemenko's The Soviet General Staff at War 1941-1945 (two volumes Progress Pub, 1985) has numerous reference and a couple of discussions about Rokossovsky and his operations.

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