Stanley Paul, 1st ed., 1987. 256 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some maps & plans. D.j., 29 x 24cm. V.G.+. This fascinating book offers a unique view of what World War II was like for ordinary Russians day-to-day, whether in the factories or at the front, in the trenches or under siege. Over 300 dramatic photographs, drawn from official archives and personal collections, include the three-year siege of Leningrad, the Battle of Stalingrad, aerial combat, the epic tank battle of Kursk, and soldiers and airmen off-duty. The photographs are accompanied by letters, diaries and the personal recollections of some of those who took part.