Russia At War: INDUSTRIAL FRONT: The Great Trek

. . . There is only one means, Stalin said, to reduce to zero the present German superiority in tanks and thus radically improve the position of our armies. This method consists not only in increasing several times the output of tanks in our country but also in sharply increasing the output of anti-tank guns, anti-tank aircraft, anti-tank rifles, anti-tank grenades and trench mortars. . . .

So far Russia has lost only about one-third of its pre-war industrial capacity. The principal losses have been the Leningrad area and the Ukraine. The...

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