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Soviet Military Badges: A History and Collector's Guide by: Richard Hollingdale
Soviet Military Badges: A History and Collector's Guide
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Soviet Military Badges: A History and Collector's Guide by: Richard Hollingdale
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Author: Richard Hollingdale
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 96
Size: 6.5 x 9.25 in.

Product Code: SO-IPG-2016-9781445649160-WH1

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Soviet Military Badges are fascinating objects too often neglected in English language publications. In this book, Richard Hollingdale provides a reference guide for enthusiasts wishing to identify, date and classify items within their collections. Full color images of both the obverse and reverse sides of the badges demonstrate the detail of the items for the experienced and new collector alike.

At its height in the late twentieth-century, the Soviet Armed Forces boasted one of the world's largest armies. Yet, in the twenty-five years that have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union, much of its material culture has fast disappeared. Soviet Military Badges: A History and Collector's Guide, therefore, offers the reader a timely tour of a little-known subject within the English language. In its pages are detailed the badges awarded to the officers and men of~ the Soviet Army, Navy, Air Force and Frontier Guards found during the Cold War era. Captured in full colour and accompanied by a wealth of archive photographs, this book examines such categories as sports badges, proficiency clasps, and awards for excellence from the start of the Cold War in 1949 through to the end of the USSR in 1991. Each section is observed in detail using the obverse and reverse views in order to identify and date each badge, in addition to charting the changes in design and manufacture encountered over time (often helping the reader identify the rarer and more valuable examples).


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