Posted by Mark on 12/17/2010, 11:54:56
Hello there... I am an utter beginner when it comes to Stalingrad and the Eastern Front; but I'm conducting research on riverine gunboat operations and stumbled across a reference to Soviet gunboat warfare on the Volga, something that I'd never heard about before. I would like to learn more about this, but I'm not really sure where to start; adding to the difficulty is that I speak almost no Russian (well, I can puzzle out a tiny bit based on my Serbian, but it's really not sufficient). I'm hoping to do a history of riverine warfare beginning with the development of the steam engine and would like to include a section on this little-known but very relevant part of the story... so any hints and pointers would be gratefully accepted!