A Blog About Books, History n’ Stuff

Weapons and Vehicles of the Great Patriotic War: A Visual Reference

A visual aid for readers of Aelita’s War (Post 2 of 2)

In Sparrow Squadron, Raven’s Shadow, and now the upcoming Wounded Falcon, my trilogy following Soviet fighter pilots in World War II, I’ve included glossaries of terms that may be unfamiliar to readers. Even so, some readers like visualizing the different vehicles and equipment they come across in the story. To help with that, I’ve put together a visual reference of various military equipment in use during the Great Patriotic War, also known as the Eastern Front of World War II. All of these entries appear in the novels, and I’ve included some brief notes that might be pertinent to their appearance in the story. There is additional information available for some of these at the glossary here.

In Part 1 of this post, I described the many aircraft that would become common sights in the skies for Soviet fighter pilots like Aelya. In this part, I’ll cover some of the weapons and vehicles that would be seen on the ground.


Warplanes of the Great Patriotic War: A Visual Reference (No Spoilers!)

A visual aid for readers of Aelita’s War (Post 1 of 2)

In Sparrow Squadron, Raven’s Shadow, and now the upcoming Wounded Falcon, my trilogy following Soviet fighter pilots in World War II, I’ve included glossaries of terms that may be unfamiliar to readers. Even so, some readers like visualizing the different vehicles and equipment they come across in the story. To help with that, I’ve put together a visual reference of various military equipment in use during the Great Patriotic War, also known as the Eastern Front of World War II. All of these entries appear in the novels, and I’ve included some brief notes that might be pertinent to their appearance in the story. If you want more more detailed definitions, you can check out the glossary here.

Don’t worry, I’ve made this spoiler free (okay, maybe a few, very minor, spoilers)!

You can skip ahead to Part 2, Weapons & Vehicles, here.


Favourite Things to Watch in 2020

I really should stop calling myself a book blogger, but at least I’m still an author

I knew that being over 2020 has been done to death. So I had been hoping to put together a positive article, about the best things about 2020, from a Histories Unfolding perspective. The problem is, among other things, this year seems to have obliterated my reading habits. I can’t honestly remember what I read in 2020. There has, however, been a lot of sitting on the couch watching stuff.

Without further ado, here’s some of my favourite history adjacent things I watched this year.