Stalin's Ocean-going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and Shipbuilding Programs, 1935-53, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Stalin's Ocean-going Fleet

Soviet Naval Strategy and Shipbuilding Programs, 1935-53, 1st Edition

By Mikhail Monakov, Jurgen Rohwer


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A study of the development of strategic concepts in Stalin's Navy, in the context of his foreign/defence policy, using original archival documents translated from the Russian.


'This book is essential to understanding a phenomenon - Soviet naval expansion post-1945 - which increasingly distorted British naval policy prior to 1982 and from whose shadow we weren't wholly free even after the collapse of the USSR.'

Mark Brady, The Naval Review

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Ships Telegraph

"This is an essential work for the educated naval historian who knows his Soviet history."

Times Literary Supplement

"the authors of this fascinating book have ensured, however, that no portrait of Stalin lacking the element of his naval ambitions can be described as adequate

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Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

This series consists primarily of original manuscripts by research scholars in the general area of naval policy and history, without national or chronological limitations. 

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Naval