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Red Army City Fighting
Soviet Urban Combat, World War II
163 pages; 14 chapters and 1 appendix
Every book about Red Army city fighting in World War II, now available in
English, is a shallow treatment of the subject written by non-military writers or
amateurs. Red Army City Fighting is different. In a few short pages Red Army
City Fighting provides an exciting, available-nowhere-else, insider run down
on Red Army city fighting tactics. There are some real gems in this e-book.
The Soviets put a lot of thought into fighting in cities or as they called them,
“inhabited places.” What the Red Army learned from, and practiced in, city
fighting is completely unknown to the current ignorant-of-history US ground
forces. Yet, what the reds learned from years of fighting in hundreds of villages
and cities is still applicable today. Although Red Army City Fighting is a brief e-
book, it is an education in urban warfare. If the reader compared what
QuikManeuvers.com has to say about Red Army city fighting with the
performance of US ground forces in Iraq today, he will be comparing the
methods of military professionals to those of naive boy scouts. If you want to
know about how to win city fights, read Red Army City Fighting.
“After the first few shots, the submachine gunners ran to the doors and windows of the next two houses and threw in
hand grenades. As soon as the men had broken into the buildings, the tanks concentrated their fires on the adjoining
The barricade now had to be taken apart to permit passage of tanks and self-propelled guns. The sappers thoroughly
checked the surrounding area for land mines and, protected by the submachine gunners, went to work on the
barricade. The passage was cleared, the tanks moved beyond the barricade, and the submachine gunners were then
ready to start attacking the succeeding German buildings.
It is evident that, in order to seize a barricade blocking the entrance to a street, thorough cooperation between the
submachine gunners and the supporting weapons is essential. The enemy must be immobilized to a great depth by
continuous and intense fires brought down on the adjacent buildings.”
Excerpt from Red Army City Fighting
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