"'Essential reading, not just for those interested in the Eastern Front, but for anyone who wants to understand Russia.' Antony Beevor, Sunday Times 'Outstanding.' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'A harrowing but unforgettable report on the chaos and tragedy that brought this Europe to birth... Magnificent.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent"
Ivan's War: The Red Army at War 1939-45 by Catherine Merridale is a powerful and groundbreaking examination of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, on the eastern front of World War II.