The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945: August Storm


At the request of the other Allies, on 9th August 1945, a force of over 1.5 million Red Army soldiers, supported by over 5,500 tanks and 27,000 artillery pieces, unleashed a massive attack against the Japanese in Manchuria. This book covers in detail the background, strategic regrouping and planning and conduct of the offensive.