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Stalin's Secret War: The NKVD on the Eastern Front

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The use of terror has been a characteristic of Russia from the days of the Tsars. The Okhrana was the oppressive police force of the Romanovs. Then came the Cheka, the OGPU, SMERSH and the NKVD-organizations that used terror to control every aspect of military and civilian life. As a result, during the Great Patriotic War, Soviet soldiers and citizens feared not only the ...more
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Pen & Sword Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Paul
Aug 16, 2012 Paul rated it liked it
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Interesting book about the NKVD and their work behind the lines and the Secret War that they led against all those who opposed the Soviet Empire. The book works its way through the war years onto the Cold War.

It will help understand some of the background to the dislike of Russians by some and loved by others in Eastern Europe.
Bender
Oct 06, 2016 Bender rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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ziombel
Aug 17, 2016 ziombel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: history, ussr
In this book, Rupert Butler describes the actions of the Soviet secret police. The author starts from the origins and short characterization of the activities of the NKVD before World War II. According to me, this part could have more informations. Later it goes to describe the various activities of World War II, directed against all enemies of the revolution and socialism. At the end he shortly describes activities after war. In this book author described Katyn massacre, the great purge, ...more
Monty Mccord
May 17, 2011 Monty Mccord rated it it was amazing
Finished it a while back but forgot to report. I greatly enjoyed this book, although one of sadness. The author did his homework.
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