Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

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  1. MWC 86 - 1940s Soviet Airman

    by , Jul 18, 2017 at 08:00 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    As the Russian Army advanced through Germany at the close of World War II they captured Glashutte, one of the most important watch manufacturing areas in Germany. The Soviets quickly recognised an opportunity and seized all the watchmaking machinery and equipment, technical diagrams and spare parts, that they could, loaded them onto trucks, and carried them off as war reparations to Moscow
  2. MWC 59 - American Pilot 1960s

    by , May 25, 2016 at 09:13 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    At the conclusion of World War II and the official end to hostilities with Japan Korea was divided at the 38th Parallel with the Soviet Union administering North Korea and the United States Administering the South. Border incidents were constant for 5 years before The North Korean Army Invaded the South in 1950. The UN declared an emergency and a combined army from 21 countries came to the defence of South ...
  3. MWC 56 - Soviet Union Officer 1940s

    by , Apr 7, 2016 at 11:22 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began on 22 June 1941. The ambition to expand territory and ultimately take over the Russian oil and gas fields, whilst dismantling the communist party rule, was first envisaged in Hitler's autobiography, Mein Kampf.
    Despite cordial relations between Germany and Russia during the 20s and 30s, and the signing of a Non-Aggression pact in ...
  4. Issue 48 - 1950s Russian Naval Diver

    by , Jan 30, 2016 at 10:31 AM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The Soviet Union began to use combat frogmen during World War 2, from August 1941 early units operated from a base near Leningrad on Deckabristov Island. These units were disbanded at the end of the war and it was not until 1953 that a new naval combat diving unit was formed.
    The soviets were used to repurposing captured German equipment and it is likely that they also put captured Diving ...
  5. Special Edition 6 - 1980s Soviet Air Force

    by , Oct 2, 2015 at 08:50 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    From starting life in 1917 as the Imperial Russian Air Unit, by 1918 the few resources were taken over by the Workers and Peasants Red Air Fleet, several name changes later and the Red Army Air Forces or VVS was established in 1925.
    Following expansion the VVS soon had the worlds largest bomber fleet, by the outbreak of World War II 95% of these bombers were the Topolev SB.
    The Soviet expansion ...
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