Hi Guys (and Girls? :-) ),
I suppose an introduction is in order, well here goes; my name is Tom, and I'm currently studying for my Master in "War, Media and Modernity" and am at the moment half way through my thesis "To what extent to which medals were used as tools of social and political propaganda in Nazi Germany and the USSR" it's a basic comparitive analitical work that covers both countries striking historical and cultural similarity's and both country's fascination with military and social awards. Now that I've sounded boring enough
When I'm not talking about, collecting or thinking about medals, uniforms and wars, I also like cars and rabbits.
I was sent over here by one of the members on another USSR based forum (RichieC). He said you guys could probably answer my many obscure and often seemingly pointless questions..... but I promise I always have a reason for asking them. ;-)
I am at the moment researching the re-tsarification of the Soviet army in around 1943 (just before Stalingrad apparently), this is to be chapter 3/4 in my thesis :-)