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The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Brandon M. Schechter


This book uses everyday objects to tell the story of the Great Patriotic War as never before. The book attends to a diverse array of things to show how a wide array of citizens became soldiers, and how the provisioning of material goods separated soldiers from civilians. The book reveals how the use of everyday items made it possible to wage war. The dazzling range of documents showcases ethnic diversity, women's particular problems at the front, and vivid descriptions of violence and looting. Each chapter features a series of related objects: weapons, uniforms, rations, and even the knick-kna ... More

Keywords: Great Patriotic War, citizens, soldiers, civilians, ethnic diversity, violence, looting, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501739798
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brandon M. Schechter, author
New York University