'I fought on the Eastern Front'


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 206 (July 2005), p. 8-15


What was it like to face the might of the Nazi war machine on the Eastern Front? Nikolai Zheleznov was just 17 when the Germans invaded Russia but he joined a Russian tank unit and survived to battle against Tiger tanks. He tells his remarkable story to Artem Drabkin