Russia At War: MANPOWER: Ore and Ingots

. . . There can be no doubt, said Stalin, that as a result of the four months of the war, Germany, whose reserves of manpower are already given out, has been weakened to a considerably greater degree than the Soviet Union. The full volume of our huge reserves is only now expanding.

Before the war, the only yardstick the outside world had of the growth of Russia's military might was the number of hours the military parades took to get across the Red Square. Four hours . . . five hours . . . seven hours — Russia's Army...

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