Soviet Union

Armies of the Soviet Union

The Red Horde of the Soviet Army used weight of numbers to overpower the enemy – tirelessly throwing wave after wave at the enemy from the beginning of what’s known as the Great Patriotic War – to the end of the war in Europe with the surrender of Germany.

At the start of the war Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Germany, carving up Poland and invading Finland in the Winter War. But in 1941 Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa – the invasion of the Soviet Union – capturing huge swathes of Russia and coming within 20 miles of Moscow.

Even with the factories of the Motherland cranking out tanks and equipment night and day to feed the Soviet war machine it was only after 4 years of bitter fighting, unthinkable hardship and incalculable determination that the Soviet Union eventually pushed the German invaders back out of their country, all the way to Berlin.

Bolt Action Soviet 28mm