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On the Eve of
the Great Patriotic War
September 1, 1939 – June 22, 1941
Message from Soviet People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs L. Beria to Soviet People’s Commissar of Defence S. Timoshenko about the start of the general evacuation of Paris due to the rapid advance of German troops
10 June 1940
Russian State Military Archive
Coll. 33987, ser. 3а, fold. 1302, f. 164.
Special report of the Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Red Army ‘On the areas of development of the German Armed Forces and changes in their makeup’
11 March 1941
Central Archive of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Coll. 23, ser. 7237, fold. 2, ff. 21–50.