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  • First Person Memoirs of Russian Tankers in English?

    Hello everyone,

    I've been reading through a lot of these threads and I'm overwhelmed by all the information here, it's amazing. One thing I'm looking for is first-person accounts of Russian tankers on the Eastern Front. I've got a bunch of titles I've jotted down from the other threads. I've read a lot about Glantz's books, and he certainly has many titles relevant to this topic, but does anyone know if there are first-person accounts in any of them? I only found one of his books at my local bookstore "The Battle of Kursk" and it didn't seem to have any. I know Zamulin's trilogy probably has plenty, but they're not in English yet.

    Anyway, if there are any titles that come to mind for anyone, would you mind sharing them? I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Look for T-34 in action om amazon (not signals book)
    I have it and I recomend it!

    /Thomas
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    • #3
      Awesome. Thanks, Thomas. I see that the author of that book also has his own site. Are the memoirs in that book similar to the ones here?

      http://www.iremember.ru/content/blog.../3/19/lang,en/

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      • #4
        Good book. Get it.

        Originally posted by Tiger_newb View Post
        Awesome. Thanks, Thomas. I see that the author of that book also has his own site. Are the memoirs in that book similar to the ones here?

        http://www.iremember.ru/content/blog.../3/19/lang,en/
        The book is authored by Oleg Sheremet and Artem Drabkin. We are friends — we all hung out on the old RBF Forum, five or six years ago. They know their stuff, and have retold some tales from tankisti of the Great Patriotic War. It is very readable, and there is none of the stilted, guarded cliché of the past, nothing in the way of rhetoric.

        Good book. Get it.

        Cheers
        Scott Fraser
        Ignorance is not the lack of knowledge. It is the refusal to learn.

        A contentedly cantankerous old fart

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        • #5
          For sure, I'll track it down. Would you happen to know if there are any memoirs from Russian tankers during Kursk in Drabkin's book?

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          • #6
            Also, is there a difference between the hardcover version printed in 2006 and the soft cover printed in January 2008? There seems to be a 16 page difference.

            http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...in+action%2527

            http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...in+action%2527

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            • #7
              There is a book called "Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks" by Col. Dmitry Loza - about him commanding a squad of Shermans.

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              • #8
                Loza has a second book in English, "Fighting for the Soviet Motherland: Recollection from the Eastern Front". In addition to the eastern front, he served in the 9th GMC, 6th GTA during the Manchurian operation.

                rna
                Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
                  Loza has a second book in English, "Fighting for the Soviet Motherland: Recollection from the Eastern Front". In addition to the eastern front, he served in the 9th GMC, 6th GTA during the Manchurian operation.

                  rna
                  I have that one, I read most of it but found it a little boring, I think because I read the English translation, which I found very dry.

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                  • #10
                    Does anyone know if the tankers' memoirs on Drabkin's site feature any details of action at Kursk? http://www.iremember.ru/content/blog.../3/19/lang,en/ I've been trying to translate it through google translation and it's a very slow process. It would be really helpful if anyone knew which tankers talk about Kursk so I can just concentrate on those ones. Any help would be really appreciated.

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                    • #11
                      Nice thread TN

                      And I see you found some helping hands here as I knew you would, very good guys!!

                      Cheers, let us know what you think when you get these books.

                      Tom

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