275 In the Pacific, US forces continued to press back the Japanese perimeter. Christofferson Christofferson 2006,. . Citation needed The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people during the war, 344.7 million military and 19 million civilian deaths. To circumvent the strong Maginot Line fortifications on the Franco-German border, Germany directed its attack at the neutral nations of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. In July, the UK and the Soviet Union formed a military alliance against Germany The British and Soviets invaded neutral Iran to secure the Persian Corridor and Iran's oil fields. Problematic girls or customers are listed in the. 40607: "Stalin always believed that Britain and America were delaying the second front so that the Soviet Union would bear the brunt of the war." Weinberg 2005,. . Archived from the original on Retrieved 15 November 2009. ; Andrew, Stephen (2002). 4142; Evans 2008,. .