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Ice-breaker : who started the Second World War? / Victor Suvorov ; translated by Thomas B. Beattie.

By: Suvorov, Viktor.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1990Description: xvii, 364 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0241126223; 9780241126226.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union | Strategy -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century | World War 2 Grand strategy of Soviet Union Political aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Ice-breaker.DDC classification: 940.54012 | 940.5311 LOC classification: D742 | .S65 1990Other classification: 7,41 | 8 | 8,1
Contents:
The road to happiness -- The main enemy -- Why arms for the Communists? -- Why Stalin partitioned Poland -- The pact and its results -- When did the Soviet Union enter World War II? -- 'Extending the foundations of war' -- Why Howitzer artillery for the chekists? -- Why the security zone was dismantled on the eve of war -- Why Stalin abolished the Stalin line -- Partisans or Saboteurs? -- Why did Stalin need ten airborne assault corps? -- The winged tank -- On to Berlin -- The marine infantry in the forests of Byelorussia -- What are 'armies of covering forces'? -- Mountain divisions on the Steppes of the Ukraine -- The purpose of the first strategic echelon -- Stalin in May -- Words and actions -- Living peaceably with sharp teeth -- The TASS report -- The military districts -- The black divisions -- The Kombrigs and the Komdivs -- Why the second strategic Echelon was formed -- Undeclared war -- Why Stalin deployed the fronts -- Why Stalin did not trust Churchill -- Why Stalin did not trust Richard Sorge -- How Hitler frustrated Stalin's war -- Did Stalin have a war plan? -- The war which never was.
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Includes index.

Translation from the Russian.

The road to happiness -- The main enemy -- Why arms for the Communists? -- Why Stalin partitioned Poland -- The pact and its results -- When did the Soviet Union enter World War II? -- 'Extending the foundations of war' -- Why Howitzer artillery for the chekists? -- Why the security zone was dismantled on the eve of war -- Why Stalin abolished the Stalin line -- Partisans or Saboteurs? -- Why did Stalin need ten airborne assault corps? -- The winged tank -- On to Berlin -- The marine infantry in the forests of Byelorussia -- What are 'armies of covering forces'? -- Mountain divisions on the Steppes of the Ukraine -- The purpose of the first strategic echelon -- Stalin in May -- Words and actions -- Living peaceably with sharp teeth -- The TASS report -- The military districts -- The black divisions -- The Kombrigs and the Komdivs -- Why the second strategic Echelon was formed -- Undeclared war -- Why Stalin deployed the fronts -- Why Stalin did not trust Churchill -- Why Stalin did not trust Richard Sorge -- How Hitler frustrated Stalin's war -- Did Stalin have a war plan? -- The war which never was.

Translated from the French.

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