Afgantsy The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Rodric Braithwaite was British ambassador in Moscow from 1988 to 1992, and is now chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Moscow School of Political Studies. He is the author of Moscow 1941 and Across the Moscow River.

Table of Contents


Part 1: The Road to Kabul
1. Paradise Lost
2. The Tragedy Begins
3. The Decision to Intervene
4. The Storming of the Palace
5. Aftermath

Part 2: The Disasters of War
6. The 40th Army Goes to war
7. The Nationbuilders
8. Soldiering
9. Fighting
10. Devastation and Delusion

Part 3: The Long Goodbye
11. Going Home
12. The Road to the Bridge
13. The War Continues
14. A Land fit for Heroes

The Reckoning

Annex 1: Timeline 1747-2001.
Annex 2: Leading Personalities
Annex 3: Order of Battle of the 40th Army
Annex 4: The Alliance of Seven and its leaders
Annex 5: Indochina, Vietnam, Algeria, Afghanistan: A Comparison

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