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Soviet Veterans of World War II – A Popular Movement in an Authoritarian Society, 1941-1991 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Soviet Veterans of World War II: A Popular Movement in an Authoritarian Society, 1941-1991

Mark Edele


This book explores the fate of the millions of Soviet soldiers who survived the Second World War and returned to Stalin's state after victory, tracing the veterans' story from the early post‐war years right through to the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. It describes in detail the problems they encountered during demobilization, the dysfunctional bureaucracy they had to deal with once back, and the way their reintegration into civilian life worked in practice in one of the most severely destroyed countries of Europe. It pays particular attention to groups with specific problems such as the dis ... More

Keywords: Second World War, veterans, Soviet Union, demobilization, disabled, prisoners of war, women soldiers, movement, privileges, status

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Edele, author
Senior Lecturer, History, The University of Western Australia
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