Tank Rider: Into The Reich With The Red Army
by Evgeni Bessonov
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Tales of an armored warrior
The cataclysmic battle of Kursk in 1943 put an end to Hitler’s hopes of victory on the Eastern Front. It was also Evgeni Bessonov’s first combat. An officer in an elite guards unit of the Red Army, Bessonov rode tanks from Kursk through a devastated western Russia and Poland, straight into the heart of Nazi Germany.
In this riveting and unflinching memoir, Bessonov recounts his service at the vanguard of the Red Army and his encounters with the hated German foe. He brings large-scale battles to vivid life, recounts the bloody combat that tried and tested soldiers on both sides, captures the overwhelming tragedy and horror of warfare on the Eastern Front, and offers a front-row seat to the shuddering collapse of the Third Reich.
About the Author
Evgeni Bessonov was a Russian tank officer with the 2nd Platoon, 1st Company, 1st Motor Rifle Battalion, 49th Mechanized Brigade, 6th Guards Mechanized Corps, 4th Tank Army. In two years of fighting he led his unit from the Orel Offensive in 1943 to the ruins of Berlin in 1945.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||January 17, 2017|