Explosives Production in USSR in 1930s and Its Lend-Lease Supplies During Great Patriotic War

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The article considers the evolution of explosives production in the 30s of the 20 th century. There is also studied its correlation with heavy industry development during industrialization. The author analyzes the reasons of explosives shortage before and during the Great Patriotic War. Based on the archival data there are for the first time clarified some peculiarities of explosives delivery in 1941–1945 by allies. The author also analyzes how this fact influences the fighting efficiency of the Soviet troops during the wartime and the fighting at different stages of the Great Patriotic War.

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A N Balysh

Moscow Aviation Institute (State Technical University)

Email: andrej-balysh@ya.ru

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