Charges Office of the USSR is that it de "make friends" with the Third Reich, and not with the "democratic" states completely groundless. Then all the countries normally treated in Germany and did not consider her an outcast, the same France and Britain concluded with Hitler non-aggression pacts by the USSR and niskolechko not shy of his "anti-Semitism", "racism" and other kinky German Nazism. And even during the second world war Sweden and Switzerland, just examples of "democracy" niskolechko not hesitate to take money, jewelry, gold, which had been looted in the USSR, removed from the people killed in the concentration camps.
During the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940, London and Paris almost started to prepare a "crusade" against the USSR. And not only the confluence of events has led to the fact that at the current time, we would know a completely different story the second world war — it has a large-scale war to have begun with the fact that Britain and France would attack the Russian Alliance. And it would continue is anyone's guess. This topic could be a good idea for other novelists stories.
From the outset, tn. "Winter War" Helsinki was supported diplomatically by the Western democracies. And then got full support: in the Finnish Army against the Russian army made war an international unit with a strength actually in a whole division — more than 10 thousand people formed from the Swedes, Norwegians, Danes. In Finland went Estonians, Hungarians, citizens of the UK, U.S., etc. Helsinki regularly received money and weapons: it was delivered to 350 combat aircraft, 1,500 artillery guns, machine guns, 6 thousand, 100 thousand rifles.
And most importantly, Britain and France agreed to the formation of the 150th Expeditionary Force for the war with the Soviet Union on the Finnish side. Virtually London and Paris decided to rage against the Russian Union! Before he could arrive at the scene because the Army was able to crack the reddish defenses Finns, Finland threatened to total defeat and occupation in the case of continued resistance. Helsinki require the world, although its Western allies were asked to continue the war.
Even before Hitler, who approved the plan for war with the Soviet Union in December 1940, London and Paris have developed their own plan for war with the Soviet Union. And the planting of their own troops in the north — in Finland, were not going to be limited. On January 19, 1940, ie, almost a year ago, than the Germans, the French government in an agreement with the British cabinet began planning "direct invasion of the Caucasus." Thus, the deputy chief of the Head of Staff of the French Air Force General Bergeret subsequently wrote: "Out of Area Near East will start coming to Baku … Then it will develop in a northerly direction towards the armies coming from Scandinavia and Finland to Moscow." Curiously, it was not the first attack on Baku planning, even before the Russo-Finnish War in October 1939 U.Billit, salting United States in France, said in Washington that "in Paris and discusses the possibility of bombing Baku destruction. " And strike planned strike without declaring war, suddenly, not only in the district of Baku, and other strategic installations of the USSR.
English bomber Blenheim Mk.IF
Curiously, at the time, "ringleader" in the brutal plans against the Soviet Union then acted France. Right, what a coincidence with our time — Sarkozy, French policy in anger against Libya and aggressive rhetoric against Syria ahead. However, in the current time in Paris can not act without the help of others, he was worth little. And then pinned their hopes on the strength of the British. Specifically, Great Britain, and then had a powerful navy, and air force that could strike at Baku. But London cautious, well the French go on the warpath, and have them "at hand" in the USSR — Persia, Iraq, and beyond them strategically fundamental — Egypt, India. February 22 French Air Force headquarters has issued the necessary calculation of forces and means for the destruction of Russian oil industry in the district of Baku.
3 — 5 April 1940 , during a meeting of the Anglo-French committee of representatives of the military command, which is specially made to coordinate the preparation and conduct of the invasion of Soviet Russia, it was decided that the need to bombard not only Baku, Batumi, Poti and yes, because there were oil terminals placed for Baku oil. General Mitchell, commander of the British Air Force in the Middle East, at the end of April 1940 has received an indication from the UK to prepare an air operation to prepare the bombing of Baku and Batumi. At the headquarters of the British Air Force believed that the three squadrons of bombers over a period of 6 weeks to 3 months will be able to completely kill all the oil fields. General Weygand, who commanded French troops in the Middle East, April 17, 1940 said the French commander in chief and the government, "Preparing for the bombing of the Caucasian oil fields so advanced that it is possible to calculate the time during which the operation can be performed." Weygand said even a clear impact on the time of the Soviet Union, when the forces will be prepared to hit the end of June — beginning of July 1940.
March 23, 1940 from the airfield Heston stood up and headed for the south-east of civilian aircraft "Lockheed — 12A" with registration number G-AGAR, driven by Haig MacLaine. After the crotch landings in Malta in Cairo plane headed for the British military base in Baghdad. The next day, early in the afternoon on March 24, with 2 spy photographers got up and flew over the Iranian highlands and then appeared in the sky over Baku. Hour, no one has found, a reconnaissance plane circled over the city at an altitude of seven thousand feet and created a shot. Upon returning the aircraft to a military base reconnaissance survey results were presented in MI6's intelligence and reconnaissance in the RAF. After research and discussion of the results acquired were developed 2 similar to the liking of the plan codenamed — English "Ma-6" and the French «RIP».
According to them, for the bombing on the Baku oil fields is expected to attract 90 — 100 aircraft, bombers planned to use the South American production of "Glenn Martin" and British bombers "Blenheym." Strikes were carried out and the old days, and the NIGHT MODE with different heights. As a result of the bombing, Baku planned to kill two weeks, severe — for 12 days, and Batumi — a half day or. RAF aircraft were to take off from the town of Mosul (modern Iraq). To increase the duration of flight airplanes attached to certain additional fuel tanks. Weight bomb load each bomber was 450 kg. By June 1940 it was planned to finish the construction of 20 airports to wage this war. France acted against these plans, General de Gaulle in the UK — Minister of War Churchill, they believed that Hitler and his plans — a priority objective.
Apart from air strikes, the war against the Soviet Union, together with Britain and France, meant to draw Turkey, Romania and Yugoslavia. For the war in the Caucasus planned to raise the French corps in Syria and Lebanon unde
r the command of General Maxime Weygand.
Weygand (Weygand) Maxim (1867-1965), a French general. Since the beginning of 1939 — Chief of the French forces in Syria and Lebanon. On May 19, 1940 — Chief of Staff of National Defense and the commander in chief, one of the organizers of the French surrender.
Did this in the USSR?
Apparently, they knew differently than clarify the fact that by the end of 1939, after the preparation of the Anglo-French plans for the bombing of Baku, in Russian Union have observed signs of active movement of troops toward the area of Baku. December 31, 1939 Defense Commissar Voroshilov Russian Union gave the order to strengthen the forces of the Transcaucasian Military neighborhood at the expense of the call reservists over the state of peace. January 10, 1940 was transferred to Azerbaijan 31th Infantry Division from the North Caucasus Military neighborhood. In Moscow, took seriously the possible danger in this area — March 6 1940 People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR itself K.Voroshilov personally made an inspection tour in districts of Baku oil fields. By decision of the government and the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) of Azerbaijan at the enterprises of the national economy began to urgently forms the local defense units, which include those organized by health and fire departments.
Great attention is paid to strengthening the fire service of oil industry. All the enterprises of oil refinery and petrochemical industry of Azerbaijan were made voluntary fire-fighting cells of society. In the middle of March 1940 the French intelligence has received information that the Russian Alliance asked the Yankees for extinguishing oil industry professionals, also asked the advice of professionals in the U.S. "effective firefighting oil fields in Baku, in the case of the bombing." South American spices, responding to a request from USSR, said that "the soil of those places so soaked with oil, be sure that the fire spread with great speed and will move to other fields." According to the views of professionals Blowout will take at least several months, and oil production will likely only a few years. So Makarov, it can be concluded that the Russian administration understood the preparation of the British and the French to deliver a bomb attack on the oil fields of Baku.
According to the General Staff of the Red Army Air Force, before April 1940 the Air Force of the Transcaucasian Military neighborhood consisted of the 60th Air Brigade, 5th Squadron dalnerazvedovatelnoy and 6th scouting squadron. But due to the danger of attack in this direction, in April — May 1940 in the Transcaucasian district of Baltic neighborhood were relocated Control 3rd, 17th and 64th Air Brigade and 9-Th Regiment, 18 th and 41 — I srednebombardirovochnye Brigade, 6th and 42th long-range bomber crews. Of the Belarusian Military District neighborhood in Transcaucasia was relocated 35th Fighter Regiment (IAP) of the Capital Military Area — 133 IAP, of the North-Caucasian neighborhood — 12th Long-Range Aviation Regiment. Apart from this, in the Transcaucasian Military surroundings were taken control of the 45th Air Brigade, 82 th and 84 th Fighter and 83rd long-range bomber regiments. In the end, the flight of the Transcaucasian neighborhood park Air Force has been increased from 243 warplanes on March 1, 1940 up to 1023 cars on June 1, 1940.
Why not strike took place?
In 1-x, Finland suffered a defeat earlier than Paris and London have time to do your own plan on the northern flank of the alleged front of the war with the Soviet Union.
In-2, May 10, 1940 the Wehrmacht struck strike on the Anglo-French-Dutch-Belgian troops, "strange war"Ended. In the end, Paris and London was not up attacks on Baku. Almost 3rd Reich tore already ready to begin the performance of Great Britain and France against the Soviet Union. Bring your own beat Hitler for another two or three months, and the beginning of the operation, "Gelb" is not just tolerated, and the history of the second world war could be quite unusual for us.
As in "democratic" Britain and France could not stand the USSR that the criteria already officially declared war on Germany, which is dubbed the "strange", because there was no active hostilities, right before the impact of the Reich, planned and prepared a sudden rage against the Soviet Union! Although Paris and London knew of the impending collision Wehrmacht — January 10, 1940 there was a so-called. "Mechelen Incident". Near the Belgian town of Mechelen did coercion landing major, communications officer, when he himself was full of German operational plan for the coming of the West, he slept it was too late. Belgians, and through them the British and the French fell into the hands of the plan "Gelb" — hit the Wehrmacht planned for January 17, 1940. And the reason this has not cooled the Anglo-French plans for a war with the Soviet Union. They cooled the Germans in Paris, that's such a fun twist stories.