Railways were at the heart of logistics during the Second World War for the continental European powers and a comparative study of Soviet and German railway systems is vital to understanding the course of events of the war and how these limited strategic options for the leaders.
While Pamyat Naroda offers some unique opportunities, working with the actual website can be frustrating however there are ways round this using third party software. The second consideration is what is being revealed to us? TsAMO are following a definite policy of releases that have specific objectives, can we see what these are?
The website Pamyat Naroda, "Memory of the People" marked a sea change in the research of the Soviet Union's military effort during the Soviet-German War. The sheer scale of the project alone, the level of detail and the breadth of coverage made it a significant new source with which to counter the previously, largely German written, orthodoxy. Also it began to make the common Soviet soldiers real and human as never before which only heightened the tradegy and loss of the war.