A Russian View of the Front Line

8th August 1941: Vassily Grossman' impressions of the battlefield

A column of Soviet infantry passes Russian T-34/76 medium tanks of the Red Army Armored Force. It is clearly visible only the first armored vehicle is equipped with radio .

The Russian journalist Vassily Grossman, accredited by the Soviet government, arrived on the front line on the 7th August 1941. Grossman was by no means a Communist Party man. He knew…

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