Moscow, 1st ed., 1985. 109 pp., numerous photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 22 x 17cm. V.G. On June 22, 1941, the Soviet people rose up to defend their homeland against the invasion by Nazi Germany. It took 1,418 days and nights of fierce battles and forging weapons to defeat the enemy. Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet people's victory, this narrative is accompanied by wartime photographs and newsreel frames to ensure that the world remembers that of the 50,000,000 people killed in the Second World War, no less than 20,000,000 of them were Soviet citizens.