What is it about?
In the Second World War the Soviet Union was a poor country with an newly formed industry. This meant that she had a small motor vehicle fleet for her armed forces and had to use a substantial number of horse drawn vehicles to supplement the lorries. The German invasion destroyed huge numbers of vehicles and although large numbers were sent by the Allies through lend Lease, nonetheless the overall size of the Soviet fleet shrank in size. To provide vehicles for the Red Army, the civilian sector was tripped bare.
Why is it important?
Using newly released Soviet era statistics, has enabled the author to build up a picture of the entire Soviet Union motor fleet during the war. This complete picture gives a better insight into the working of the Red Army motor fleet and the inputs and influences on it.
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This page is a summary of: Logistics of the Combined-Arms Army — Motor Transport, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, October 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13518046.2018.1521360.
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