• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

Rodion Malinovsky

Now that a few people seem to be getting limbered up to deal with the Third Shock Army deploying through Poland, I thought I'd update my intel on the Третья ударная армия.

One commander seems to have been a pretty good sort - Rodion Malinovsky ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodion_Malinovsky ). From the Wiki account, he must have been a reasonably formidable commander and pretty astute all-rounder to have survived the suspicions pointed his way.

However, the stuff I've found on the web offers little more insight into his character. Does anybody know of a site that gives a bit more detail, such as what his troops thought of him, or whether he had a family?