The Stalin and Molotov Lines

The Stalin and Molotov Lines

In the years following the Civil War, plans were drawn up to build a major set of fortifications along the Russian western border. Work began in 1926, leading to a front that stretched over 2,000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea. By the time of the outbreak of World War II, the defences of the Stalin Line, as it was known, were largely complete Â? but were also now too far behind the new Soviet border to be of any use in potential offensives. Stalin took steps… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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