Frontier Fighting: Lake Khasan (1938) and Khalkhin-Gol (1939)

  title={Frontier Fighting: Lake Khasan (1938) and Khalkhin-Gol (1939)},
  author={Jonathan Haslam},
In the absence of foreign diplomatic support and in the face of only limited resistance to the Japanese from China, much still depended upon the deterrent value of Soviet military power in the Far East. Since the 17th Party Congress in February 1934 the reinforcement of the Soviet armed forces in the region had continued apace. By 1939 capital investment in the region stood at many times the level of 1928.1 The railway line from European Russia had been doubled as far as China by the autumn of… CONTINUE READING