Shoulder to shoulder
This publication, dedicated to foreign cavaliers of the legendary Soviet Order of Victory, is notable for the fact that for the first time it examines not only little-known details of the biographies of Western commanders, but also analyzes in detail the interaction of the Allies with the Red Army. And also-the relations of Western military leaders and politicians with the Soviet leader Stalin before and after and, of course, during the Second World War. The Order of Victory, the rarest and most expensive of the Soviet orders, was established at a difficult time for the USSR, when the Red Army was fighting the enemy on our land, and the final victory over the Nazis was still a long year and a half away. But the enemy had already been defeated at Stalingrad and on the Kursk Bulge, and it was time to reward not only soldiers and officers, but also those top military leaders who commanded the fronts. The first Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on awarding the Order of Victory was signed on April 10, 1944 - the Order No. 1 was awarded to Marshal Zhukov. The second recipient was Marshal Vasilevsky. The third was Stalin himself. In total, nineteen awards were awarded to eleven Soviet military leaders (three of whom - Marshals Zhukov and Vasilevsky, and Generalissimo Stalin-were awarded twice) and five foreign citizens. Subsequently, the Order of Victory was awarded to Brezhnev, but this award was canceled. Among the foreign recipients of the order are US Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower, British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Yugoslav Marshal Josip Broz Tito, Polish Marshal Michal Rola-Zimerski, and Romanian King Mihai I. Each of them contributed to the fight against the Nazis... General Dwight D. Eisenhower Among the leaders of the allies in the anti-Hitler coalition awarded the Order of Victory could be General de Gaulle, the head of"Fighting France". But this award did not take place immediately after the war. What is the reason? It is poss ... Read more
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