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Date of this Version


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US Army, TM 30-430, Chapter I, 1 March 1946.


The copy digitized was borrowed from the Marshall Center Research Library, APO, AE 09053-4502.


TM 30-340, Handbook on USSR Military Forces, was “published in installments to expedite dissemination to the field.”

TM 30-430, Chapter I, 1 March 1946, “National Defense System,” contains a brief overview of the organization, structure, and geographical distribution of the Soviet armed forces with maps and organizational diagrams.

This manual is listed in WorldCat under Accession Number: OCLC: 19989681

A Note on Scholarly Usage
Since revised editions of Army manuals are customarily issued with the same manual number and title as the previous editions, the minimal scholarly citation must contain the date of issue. The minimum unambiguous citation for this chapter is TM 30-430, Chapter I, 1 March 1946.