Like its ironic title for the motherland is a subtle thoughtful account of an ingenuous young russian ukrainian on the eastern front bogachev avoids the conventional portrayals of red army soldiers as either grunting subhumans or square jawed supermen describing his comrades humanely yet unromantically as very ordinary people living through hell. Boris bogachevs highly readable account of life as a young platoon commander during the great patriotic war of 1941 45 makes for a fascinating read the son of a soviet military commissar bogachev volunteered to fight as soon as reached the age of seventeen life in the red army was harsh with . Ive read many war histories over the years and have found personal memoirs to be the most compelling with the side and back action stories they provide boris bogachevs for the motherland for stalin is one of the best of that genre in my opinion. Download for the motherland for stalin a red army officers memoir of the eastern front or any other file from books category http download also available at fast speeds. Get this from a library for the motherland for stalin a red army officers memoir of the eastern front boris bogachev maria bogacheva a compelling memoir that covers the period from the german invasion in 1941 when as a 16 year old the author was evacuated from odessa to stay with relatives on a collective farm outside moscow up
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