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review The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) inspireconsulting.co.za Ò 3 read & download The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) review µ 3 Ions had been completed by the time of the German invasion in June 1941 and it proved no match for the Wehrmacht positions were mostly empty or simply bypassed during the advance Illustrated with cutaway artwork and rare photographs this book provides a detailed examination of the development of these defensive lines and the fighting that took place around them in 1941 and is packed with detail and information that is not readily available in the Engli. The fortress series are decent books to read but must admit not of the most exiting onesStill being in the construction trade I found it uite interestingThe construction manning and finally decommision of the bunkers are very well described and the author clearly knows what he is talking aboutA minor point is the not so good uality of the platesIn addition one of the frustation with the fortress series I found is that the operational phase is not enough detailed in depths to my tasteI think one of the most interesting subject is how these structures did actually behave and sustained the assaultswe are alway left a bit hungry and in the darkBut overall a decent informative opus at a reasonable price

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review The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) inspireconsulting.co.za Ò 3 read & download The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) review µ 3 Nd observation and command positions By the outbreak of World War II these defenses known as the Stalin Line were largely complete However after the Soviet occupation of eastern Poland in October 1939 the Stalin Line was too far behind the new border to be of use as a springboard for an offensive So a new set of defenses was begun named after the Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov Euipment was stripped from the Stalin Line but only 25 percent of the posit. Osprey s Fortress No 77 The Stalin and Molotov Lines Soviet Western Defences 1928 41 written by Neil Short provides a great deal of fresh information about some of the least well known fortifications of the Second World War In that these two fortified lines were overrun by the Germans in the early weeks of Operation Barbarossa in 1941 they generally get little than a nod from most histories of the Eastern Front This volume demonstrates the role that fortifications played in Soviet mobilization planning to provide a delaying shield as well as strategic planning to provide a base for future offensive operations neither of which worked out in reality Instead the failure of Soviet border fortifications to inflict any appreciable delay upon the German invasion forced the Red Army to throw one poorly trained and euipped unit after another at the Wehrmacht in order to buy time for full mobilization Overall this volume is uite usefulThe author begins with an opening section that describes the lessons about fortifications learned from the First World War and the Russian Civil War that influenced Stalin s decision to authorize construction of a series of fortified regions on the Soviet border in 1928 which eventually became known as the Stalin Line Once the Soviets annexed eastern Poland and the Baltic States in 1939 40 Stalin authorized another round of fortification building on the new border which was dubbed the Molotov Line The author describes the various phases of construction of these lines and some of the costs This opening section has a map of each line as well as a tactical map of one of the Molotov Line positions and several color plates depicting various types of bunkers and casemates Throughout the text is supplemented by period BW photos as well as color photos of the sites today In subseuent sections the author then describes the brief operational histories of these two fortified lines Much of the Stalin Line was dis assembled or moth balled once construction began on the Molotov Line where construction was hindered by shortages of steel and concrete Thus neither line was combat ready when the Germans invaded and the incomplete Molotov Line was only lightly manned in most sectors except the Ukraine Much of the operational narrative is too high level to reveal much detail about individual fortifications although some of the photo captions do reveal details about the garrison or fighting around a particular position A diagram depicting German tactics for reducing fortified positions is also included By late July 1941 both lines were pretty well overrun and in most places they had proved to be only a minor nuisance to German operations although the author points out that there were a few exceptions By and large the Soviet efforts to fortify their borders were inadeuate in the face of the Blitzkrieg and pre war Soviet thinking that the fortifications would buy time while the Red Army proved faulty Throughout this volume benefits from the wealth of information released about Soviet fortifications that was not available before the end of the Cold War as well as the author s ability to visit these sites

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review The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) inspireconsulting.co.za Ò 3 read & download The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) review µ 3 During the Russian Civil War the Red Army created a series of fortified areas or ukreplinnyje rajony UR which were to be used not only for defence but were also to act as staging points for offensive operations Following the end of the war these defences were extended creating a front that stretched over 2000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea that consisted of than 3000 positions from forts to machine gun and antitank positions emplaced tank turrets a. I thought this was an excellent 60 pages booklet on the subject It describes the defense and design construction concepts behind the fortifications There are also descriptions photos and drawings of details such as machine gun and light artillery 762 mm bunkers or casemates and tank turret installations There are also a couple of good maps showing the locations of the defense lines The book discusses the effects of the Stalin purges of the late 1930s on the army engineers and the conscripted soldiers and sometimes civilian workers who designed and built the fortifications Finally there are accounts of the generally limited effects with a few exceptions the fortifications had on the advancing German armies in the summer of 1941


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  1. says: review The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) inspireconsulting.co.za Ò 3 read & download Author inspireconsulting.co.za : The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928–41 (Fortress) – Pdf/Epub

    Author inspireconsulting.co.za : The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928–41 (Fortress) – Pdf/Epub inspireconsulting.co.za Ò 3 read & download I thought this was an excellent 60+ pages booklet on the subject. It describes the defense and design / construction concepts behind the fortifications. There are also descriptions, photos, and drawings of details such as machine gun

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    Author inspireconsulting.co.za : The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928–41 (Fortress) – Pdf/Epub Osprey's Fortress No. 77, The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928 41 written by Neil Short, provides a gr

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    inspireconsulting.co.za Ò 3 read & download Author inspireconsulting.co.za : The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928–41 (Fortress) – Pdf/Epub The fortress series are decent books to read but must admit not of the most exiting ones.

    Still, being in the construction trade, I found it quite interesting.
    The construction, manning, and finally decommision

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    review The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 (Fortress) Author inspireconsulting.co.za : The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928–41 (Fortress) – Pdf/Epub review Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB Ò inspireconsulting.co.za Quick and efficient service. Cracking subject content and well worth as interest if anything. Another great book from osprey.

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