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By Neil Short,Adam Hook

within the years following the Civil struggle, plans have been drawn as much as construct a big set of fortifications alongside the Russian western border. paintings begun in 1926, resulting in a entrance that stretched over 2,000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea. by the point of the outbreak of global conflict II, the defences of the Stalin Line, because it used to be recognized, have been mostly whole – yet have been additionally now too a ways in the back of the recent Soviet border to be of any use in strength offensives. Stalin took steps to create a brand new line of defense inside of Poland, which got here to be identified through the identify of the Soviet international Minister, Molotov. This booklet info the improvement of those strains, and the combating that came about round them in 1941.

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