The Whole Rotten Edifice
by Tony Judge
Published: June 15, 2010.
During the desperate defence of Moscow in 1941/2, a father and daughter fight for the Red Army: he as a general, she as a sniper.
After Moscow escapes from imminent disaster, both become involved in a series of battles to the west of the city. The famous Russian victories at Stalingrad, Kursk and Leningrad have overshadowed the offensives around Rzhev and Vyazma, because the latter failed.