Penalty Strike: The Memoirs of a Red Army Penal Company by Alexander V. Pyl'cyn

By Alexander V. Pyl'cyn

  • Extremely infrequent (possibly the single) book-length account of a Soviet penal unit in international battle II
  • Gritty, extreme variety conveys the brutality of warfare at the japanese entrance

    Composed of convicts--soldiers who carried out "unauthorized retreats," former Soviet POWs deemed untrustworthy, and Gulag prisoners--the crimson Army's penal devices got the main tricky, harmful assignments, equivalent to breaking throughout the enemy's defenses. So punishing was once lifestyles in those devices that officials in typical formations threatened to ship recalcitrant troops to penal battalions. Alexander Pyl'cyn led his penal unit throughout the Soviets' enormous offensive in the summertime of 1944, the Vistula-Oder operation into japanese Germany, and the sour attack on Berlin in 1945. He survived the conflict, yet eighty percentage of his males did not.

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