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The Gulag Archipelago

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ELI5: How come that in WW2 the soviet union was able to produce so many tanks, but lacked guns to equip their soldiers with?
The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn’s masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. The work is based on the testimony of some two hundred survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn’s own eleven years in labour camps and exile. It is both a thoroughly researched document and a…

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ELI5: How come that in WW2 the soviet union was able to produce so many tanks, but lacked guns to equip their soldiers with?(r/explainlikeimfive)

Let’s not forget all the Soviet soldiers summarily executed or sent to die in gulags for “political crimes,” like being captured by the enemy, or retreating to save their own lives, or writing in private letters about the hardships of Soviet army life.

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$12.18

Book Binding

Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Book Publisher

The Harvill Press

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