read review, 'When brothers fight...' Asia at war series # 48 | Armorama™

In March 1969, the two giants of the Communist world – the People’s Republic of China and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – came to blows over the control of a remote and uninhabited island on their mutual border in a conflict that risked barely controlled escalation, and in which the USSR gave consideration to the use of nuclear weapons.

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The “battle for the tank” is a really amusing and fascinating story. The whole series of confrontations between the two communist dictatorships sounds like an amazing story. Really interesting photos.

It is a good book and easy read, if you ever have the time!