Books and Defence – Red Army Archive copy
This piece comes from the archive of the Red Army. It contains two stamps that verify this:
The cover is an attractive avant-garde design, with the typical red and black colours, unusual typefaces and a layout that emphasises the content rather than the artwork itself. It is direct, communicative and catches the eye. It is a satisfying and rare piece.
In the Military Section of the Komakademia
The following article appears, referring to the ‘Komakademia’. This was the Communist Academy of the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR:
Comrade Stalin wrote a letter to the paper ‘Proletarian Revolution’ setting the military section of the Komakademia the task of decisively intensifying the struggle against Trotskyite-Contrabanders and all opportunistic perverts on the military-scientific front, and the struggle for Party-mindedness in all branches of military science on the basis of the strengthening of the development of the theories of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin concerning war and military matters.
For the military section, this must be a year of creative development of military-scientific work and the establishment of genuine Bolshevik labour in the military sphere, and the final liquidation of the remains of theories of the enemies of the proletariat.
Quote from Lenin – inside cover – avant-garde typesetting
Comrades, be on the alert
Look after the military readiness
Of our country
And of our Red Army
Like your own eyes
V. I. Lenin