Book review: For The Motherland! For Stalin!: A Red Army Officer’s Memoir of the Eastern Front



JEAN TURNER reads a compelling account of a Red Army hero at war
For The Motherland! For Stalin!: A Red Army Officer’s Memoir of the Eastern Front
by Boris Bogachev
(Hurst, £25)
 
WHEN he retired in 1985 Colonel Boris Bogachev commenced writing these memoirs of his service for his country as a Red Army officer in WWII.
 
He had been in military service for 43 years and been a member of the Communist Party, as his parents were, since the age of 17.
 
Using his connections with his father, a long-serving military officer, he volunteered for service in 1941 when he was 16 and fought in three... read more

 
4 October 2017 in World News, Views: 70
Source: Morning Star
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