Polish State Railways as a Mode of Transport for Troops of the Warsaw Pact - Tucholski, Zbigniew
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The subject of the book is the history of the planned use of Polish railway infrastructure during the Cold War as part of the strategic plans of the Warsaw Pact. Analysing both technical and operational issues related to railway military transportation in a historical perspective, the author presents the history of the military transportation service of the Polish Army and provides a detailed characteristics of the organizational structure, equipment and tasks of the military transportation units and railway troops. The book also deals with rail transports of the Soviet Army on the Polish…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The subject of the book is the history of the planned use of Polish railway infrastructure during the Cold War as part of the strategic plans of the Warsaw Pact. Analysing both technical and operational issues related to railway military transportation in a historical perspective, the author presents the history of the military transportation service of the Polish Army and provides a detailed characteristics of the organizational structure, equipment and tasks of the military transportation units and railway troops. The book also deals with rail transports of the Soviet Army on the Polish State Railways. The work is not only the result of archival queries and interviews with retired officers of the military transportation service but also field research of railway infrastructure.
  • Produktdetails
  • Geschichte - Erinnerung - Politik. Studies in History, Memory and Politics 35
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 281829
  • Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 448
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. September 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 29mm
  • Gewicht: 643g
  • ISBN-13: 9783631818299
  • ISBN-10: 3631818297
  • Artikelnr.: 59555539
Autorenporträt
Zbigniew Tucholski Ph. D. is a professor at the Institute of History of Science of the Polish Academy of Science, a technical historian, specialised in the history of railways, transportation, industry and military technology, and the preservation of transport infrastructure and architecture heritage.
Inhaltsangabe
developing the concept of military railway use; Red Army military transport in the final stages of the Second World War - transport-based security for Red Army operations in Belarus and the Vistula-and-Odra Region; reconstructing, organizing and developing the headquarters of military transport in the years 1944-1962; preparing the Polish State Railways network for a military conflict as part of Warsaw Pact strategic plans; military transports; military railway sidings and military railways