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  • Plokhy is an expert guide, marshalling the archival and memoir material skilfully and telling his story with flair

    The Times
  • Many books claim to tell an "unknown" story of the Second World War. Few of them actually do. Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front is a rare exception. . . Plokhy is at his best when he turns to the human level, the culture clash experienced by US servicemen finding themselves inside Stalin's USSR under constant surveillance from the secret police

  • Five stars. . . brilliantly researched

    Daily Telegraph

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