Sacrifice for Stalin: The Cost and Value of the Arctic Convoys Re-Assessed

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Operation BARBAROSSA, the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, was a turning point second only to Pearl Harbor. Russia became an ally overnight but a most difficult, dangerous and demanding one. Stalin desperately needed oil, equipment and modern technology but the only practical route was round the North Cape to the ports of Archangel and Murmansk. The dual enemies of the vulnerable merchantmen were the German naval and air forces and the weather.While no-one questioned that the Russians needed assistance, the ...

Sacrifice for Stalin: The Cost and Value of the Arctic Convoys Re-Assessed 2006, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844153572

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