By Neil Short
During the Russian Civil warfare, the pink military created a chain of fortified parts, or ukreplinnyje rajony (UR), that have been for use not just for defence yet have been additionally to behave as staging issues for offensive operations. Following the tip of the struggle those defences have been prolonged, making a entrance that stretched over 2,000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea, that consisted of greater than 3,000 positions from forts to laptop gun and antitank positions, emplaced tank turrets, and statement and command positions. by means of the outbreak of global battle II, those defenses - referred to as the Stalin Line - have been principally whole.
However, after the Soviet career of jap Poland in October 1939 the Stalin Line was once too some distance at the back of the hot border to be of use as a springboard for an offensive. So, a brand new set of defenses used to be started, named after the Soviet overseas Minister, Molotov. apparatus was once stripped from the Stalin Line, yet simply 25 percentage of the positions were accomplished by the point of the German invasion in June 1941 and it proved no fit for the Wehrmacht - positions have been in general empty or just bypassed throughout the improve. Illustrated with cutaway art and infrequent photos this e-book presents a close exam of the advance of those protective traces, and the battling that happened round them in 1941, and is filled with element and data that's not available within the English.