Sixty years have passed since the Red Army triumphed, and not only have the ordinary male Soviet soldiers who fought during the Second World War remained faceless, but so have their 800,000 female counterparts. By going through previously unseen archives, letters and diaries, Catherine Merridale reveals the human element in her new book, Ivan's War. She joins Martha to discuss her emotional journey in writing the book.
"Ivan's War: The Red Army, 1941-45", Catherine Merridale, ISBN 0571218083.
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