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Red Army Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin Hardcover – 18 Mar 2010

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (18 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848841205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848841208
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Unlike many memoirs, which feature soldiers and officers recalling their wartime experiences without much observation of the environment around them, in the case of Pilyushin, it sometimes feels as you are reading the account of a naturalist, rather than a book about war on the Eastern Front. But all too often, the realities of combat will once more intrude and thoughts of this being anything but a true narrative of war disappear. Few authors have Pilyushin's literary or artistic ability to portray the juxtaposition of man-made war and how it both clashes with and lives alongside nature on a consistent basis. In examining details that most would readily overlook, Pilyushin paints a picture that's often hard to forget and gives the reader the feeling of being right there with him, be it on the front fighting off another German attack or in the swamps/forests of northern Russia waiting for a target to present itself. It should also be mentioned that despite being first published in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, Pilyushin's memoir is remarkably free of propaganda and hymns to the Party. He makes it very clear that he considers the men and women of Leningrad, and the soldiers that defended the city, the real heroes.

While this is a sniper's memoir, on more than a few occasions we witness snipers fighting as part of a regular defensive line with other troops, be they riflemen or machine gunners. Furthermore, the author himself took part in fighting tanks with grenades and Molotov-cocktails when the need arose and even went out on reconnaissance missions, something that I'm beginning to see was regularly undertaken by troops with little training (but that does not mean they weren't successful).
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Lots of repetetively similar anecdotes and general observations which became much of a muchness. The actual style is quite bland giving little or no background to the training, tactics, weapons and emotions involved. The stories have a bland air of communist idealism with no mention of the harsh regime of the time fighting on the Eastern front from the Russian perspective. In short, a disappointment and much inferior to the excellent Albrecht Wacker/Sepp Allerberger "Sniper on the Eastern Front" which gives a wealth of detail from the German perspective.
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Written in superb English it is an excellent saga of Russia's Great Patriotic War.It portrays superbly the warmth of camaraderie within the Red Army during their conflict. The book rambles a little during its course but is never dull and repetitive. An excellent biography.
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This book would appeal to any one interested in the life of a conscripted soldier. It is especially valuable in the ordinary Russian 's account of the defensive of St Petersburg (Leningrad) . I was drawn to the people described , and felt the loss of his family in two separate spellings very deeply. His description of his close comrades and their deaths left me moved . His incidental telling of his personal contribution which was considerable to the defence was all the greater for its understated modesty. An excellent read.
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