Sir Rodric Quentin Braithwaite, GCMG (born 17 May 1932) is a British diplomat and author. Braithwaite was educated at Bedales School and Christ's College, Cambridge. After his military service, he joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1955.
Sir Rodric Quentin Braithwaite, GCMG (born 17 May 1932) is a British diplomat and author. His diplomatic career included posts in Indonesia, Italy, Poland, the Soviet Union, and a number of positions at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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Rodric Braithwaite AFGANTSY The Russians in Afghanistan 1979–89 As she lay dying Jill said to me, with all her customary firmness, that I was not even to think of following her until I had finished this book. It is dedicated to her courageous and generous spirit. MAPS Map 1: Afghanistan, 1979–89Map 2: Kabul in 1980Map 3: Storming the PalaceMap 4: The Pandsher ValleyAUTHOR’S NOTE Afganets (plural: Afgan. As she lay dying Jill said to me, with all her customary firmness, that I was not even to think of following her until I had finished this book.
This book was written by Sir Rodric Braithwaite, a British diplomat and author who was Great Britain's Ambassador to Russia from 1988 to 1992. It tells the story of the war and the invasion from the Russian point of view. The climax is the decisive battle for Moscow.
Rodric Braithwaite's "Moscow 1941" goes some of the way to balance the ledgers. Braithwaite's work is a valuable contribution to the history of the Second World War. He has taken the time to consider the horror from the angle of the ordinary person
Rodric Braithwaite's "Moscow 1941" goes some of the way to balance the ledgers for every Briton or American who died, the Japanese lost seven people, the Germans twenty, and the Soviets eighty five. Some would dispute the precise figures. He has taken the time to consider the horror from the angle of the ordinary person. In other words, he tells the tales of various individuals who may not have been key players.
Moscow 1941: A City and its People at War by Rodric Braithwaite Profile £20, pp446. The Russian victory over the Germans was one of the most unexpected, almost preposterous, outcomes of the Second World War. Underprepared in every sense, Russia was completely overwhelmed. During the summer of 1941, the German army advanced 400 miles towards Moscow within three weeks. By the end of the year, it was within 15 miles of the Kremlin. Within days, however, it had retreated in defeat.
Braithwaite demonstrates how Stalin harnessed the spirit of Russia to the great task of defeating the Nazis. His hallmark obstinacy came into its own when he had a genuine enemy. One of his greatest moments was his defiant decision to hold the usual 7 November parade on Red Square in 1941, with the Germans only miles from Moscow and bombing imminent. Those who participated in it never forgot. Soviet life might appear cheap, with millions dying through combat, starvation, disease, unjust imprisonment and execution.