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Bowen, David L. (fl. 1955) Soviet Union's Rail Network Called Her "Achilles' Heel"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.69.03 Author/Creator: Bowen, David L. (fl. 1955) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed document Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 35.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One document by David L. Bowen and released by Associated Press, not dated. The document explains the background maps of Soviet Union railroads. The release explains the traditional problem of the weak transportation network of the Soviet Union. It says the Soviet Union is attempting to update and fix existing lines. They also hope to lessen travel time by relocating industries near resources so that material is not being shipped twice.

People: Bowen, David L. (fl 1955)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: MapsSoviet UnionRailroad

Sub Era: The Sixties

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