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Fireguard #21 Posted Mar 17 2012 - 02:03

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View Postbindybindy, on Mar 17 2012 - 00:05, said:

The bigger issue was the complete lack of independence at any unit level, and inability to fight a modern, mobile war. The purge of the Red Army in the late 30's killed off most of their tactical thinkers and innovators.

I don't know why I got a -1 for that. Save your -1s for Stalin.

Sealteam6 #22 Posted Mar 17 2012 - 04:33

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View PostRudkav1tch, on Mar 16 2012 - 23:59, said:

It amazes me how 71 years later it appears on the internet.....so it must be true. Now I am not saying it is or it is not. But think about it....a single tank taking on an armored division for 2 days. And the german airforce refused to attack a single tank.....lol. I suspect if it did happen, itdid not go down quite the way the russian site said it did. If it did happen as they said. No wonder Germany lost the war.

I read about in the early 60's from Military books printed not long after WW2, I've also read about in English translated German Military History books, Wiki gives you the basic outline of what happened but sums it all up.
Wittman was famous for using this same Tactic.

The Hold up was waiting for a Flak 88 to arrive when outside of the major cities there was no sealed rds & at that time, rail was a different Gauge.
Bindy is right, if not for the Purges, a lot more of this kind of leadership would of given the Germans a harder time than they got.

Fireguard #23 Posted Mar 17 2012 - 06:10

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I am reading a biography of Stalin at the moment, goes into a lot of detail about the whole leadership of the Soviet Union before, during and after the war. Strange people indeed, those Bolsheviks.




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