Armored Units of the Russian Civil War: Red Army Paperback – Apr 25 2006
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"Osprey's books on armored trains and units of the Russian Civil War (RCW) are simply awesome. The Armored Units books have information about each side's tanks, armored cars and train information... [and] discuss all of the armored vehicles... used by the Whites and Reds during the RCW... The information in these books is incredible; the photos provide invaluable information to allow gamers to construct or convert vehicles or additions to trains to suit their wargaming needs." -Michael Koznarsky, Historical Miniature Gamer (Issue 11)
"Very few books have been written, even in Russian, on armor in the Russian Civil War. This book, along with its companion volume from Osprey, David Bullock's ARMORED UNITS OF THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR: WHITE AND ALLIED, shed much new light on an overlooked phase in the development of armored fighting vehicles." -Military Vehicles
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Dr David Bullock has a PhD in European Military History specializing in the period 1870-1920. Previously an officer in the US Airforce, he now works as an historian for the Department of Defense and an Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University. He has published one book and over 60 articles on military history, travelling in over 40 countries, including Russia, to do his research.
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Tanks were, of course, a new technology in 1918. Invented by the western Allies, tanks found their way to Russian depots and later fell into the hands of Red Guards, who promptly used them against the Whites. This book has some rare photos of these machines and discusses their use and numbers. Definitely something you want if you are interested in the Russian Civil War specifically or armored warfare in general.
Brings to light an understudied epilogue to ww1, the first conflict which had armoured units in mind and genuinely a war winner. Note the similarities between tactics used (on the white side) and plan 1919