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1934: US feminist and writer Agnes Smedley, a supporter...

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US feminist and writer Agnes Smedley , a supporter of Communist forces in China, published China's Red Army Marches, an account of the organization and growth of the Red Army 's campaign against the Kuomintang.

16 July 1941: Stalin signed one of his earliest decrees,...

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16 July 1941

Stalin signed one of his earliest decrees, taking military decisions out of the hands the Red Army command and subjecting them to political control.

About 19 September 1941: German forces overpowered the Russian-held...

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About 19 September 1941

German forces overpowered the Russian-held city of Kiev: a major disaster for Russia, since Stalin had ordered that it should be held at all costs.


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