Title: Boje druhej svetovej vojny na juhozápadnom Slovensku v spomienkach priamych účastníkov, príslušníkov Červenej armády. Memoárová literatúra ako vojenskohistorický prameň. 2. časť

(Combats of world war II in southwestern Slovakia in the memoirs of participants, members of the Red Army. Memoir literature as a source of military-historical research 2. part)

Abstract: The memoir literature can be used as a basic historical source besides the archival documents. Even combats of the final phase of the world war II in southwester Slovakia can use some of such books. There are several groups of Soviet authors: Generals (Matvei V. Zakharov, Issa A. Pliev) were largely responsible for leading Soviet military operations in this area. They offer their point of view, seen from their commanding positions, focusing on operational problems, sometimes denying their failures, sometimes overestimating their own contributions. The other group of authors (Dmitri F. Loza, E.-N. Leonid S. Loginov, Gagni B. Uladjiev) consist of non-commanding officers and common soldiers. They report of their experiences much more common way, recording their everyday problems, fears, opinions. Sometimes they reveal many operational details that enable us to see several tactical features of combats that had taken place more than seventy years ago.

Author: ŠTEINER, Pavol

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2021.25.2.477-494

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Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Katedra muzeológie, Hodžova 1, 949 01 Nitra, Slovak Republic, mail: psteiner@ukf.sk

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2021, vol.: 25, number: 2, pages: 477-494

Keywords: World War II; Southwestern Slovakia; Memoir Literature; M. V. Zakharov; I. A. Pliev; S. K. Aynutdinov; D. F. Loza; A. V. Sverdlov; K. A. Evstigneev; R. J. Malinovski;

Language: Slovak