Soviets in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Ed_Straker, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. Just watched the 9th Coy thought it was jolly good and it got me thinking.

    Can anyone recommend a good, general military history of the Red Army's time in Afghanistan.

  2. Zinky Boys: Record of a Lost Soviet Generation by Svetlana Alexievich

    is worth it, on amazon.
  3. Thanks everyone I plan to give this a go as well.

    The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan
  4. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    "Bandoliers, beards and sandals - an insight into Mujahadeen fashion in the 1980's" at
  5. Its very well rated, I actually own it but it is still on my to read list..... :oops:

    Try posting in the multinational thread to see what our Russian posters may add.
  6. Charley Wilson's War is a good film about the subject.
  7. Is that the one where they virtually all die and an O Gp generally consists of pointing towards the Mujihadeen and saying ''company attack!!!!'' ?
  8. Yeah, sort of like a Russian Full Metal Jacket. I do like the dirty little minx "Snow white" though....
  9. You might want to look at a book called "War in Afghanistan" by Mark Urban.
    Rated quite highly by the former head of the ISI who wrote the Bear Trap