Friday, February 2, 2007
Captured Soviet Generals by A. A. Maslov
This is a companion volume to "Fallen Soviet Generals" and goes through the descriptions of what happened to Soviet officers who were captured. Some like Vlasov would join the Germans in one form or another and others would continue to resist German recruitment efforts yet in the end be labeled 'traitors' by the Soviet government and Stalin. It would take at times decades for this label to be taken off and for their families to receive the respect and pensions that they are deserving of for what their husbands or father's had to do and sacrifice. Just like Maslov's other book this one uses a variety of sources and research that is going on to the present day to give a history and explanation for each General and the circumstances he found himself in when captured. Very useful!