Little soldiers : how Soviet children went to war, 1941-1945 / Olga Kucherenko.
By: Kucherenko, Olga.Material type: TextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011Description: xiii, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199585557; 0199585555.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Juvenile | World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Soviet Union | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern FrontDDC classification: 940.5347 LOC classification: D810.Y74 | K83 2011
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'Prologue to the battle' : Exercise in patriotism. 'What are little boys made of?' : constructing Soviet social identity ; 'The land begins in the Kremlin' : reinventing the socialist Motherland ; 'If tomorrow brings war' : a nation in uniform ; Overview -- 'Greatcoat, weapons and war' : soldiers in the making. 'All for the front! All for victory!' : a mandate to action ; Babes in grey : children in the regular army ; Imps and eaglets : children in the forest ; Sea whelps : children on shipboard ; Overview.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index.
Tells the story of the thousands of Soviet children who served with regular and paramilitary formations. Focuses on the mechanisms and psychological consequences of propaganda on their motivations as well as their routine experiences.