New Directions in Military History, 1900–1950: Questions of Total War and Colonial War

@article{Hagen2011NewDI,
  title={New Directions in Military History, 1900–1950: Questions of Total War and Colonial War},
  author={M. Hagen},
  journal={Kritika},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={867-884}
}
In this essay I survey some, though by no means all, recent publications and projects in the military history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the first half of the 20th century. The major wars of the Soviet and Russian army since World War II--the Afghan war and the Chechen war--have been treated by individual historians but are probably more effectively captured in journalist accounts, fiction, and film. I also propose a rather catholic understanding of military history; I review books that… Expand