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Discussion in 'Eastern Europe October 1939 to February 1943' started by Kai-Petri, Dec 16, 2002.

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    Finnish Waffen-SS in Caucasus 1942...
     
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    Some pics from an album... :)
     
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    Photos of dead Soviet soldiers ( I presume ) and a knocked out KV-1 tank
     
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    A somber and unfortunately an all too common sight on the Ost front.

    Thanks for the phots (as always) :)
     
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    [video=youtube;HK2lNuiD7gM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK2lNuiD7gM[/video]

    the song that won Russia's conflict
     
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    Ostfront ostfront...
     
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    Lemberg = Lviv/Lvov
     
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    By the end of 1941 britain had delivered 249 Valentines and 187 Matilda II tanks, of which the majority were by then in the hands of the Red Army, and these accounted for no less that 25% of the medium/heavy tanks , and 30-40% of the medium/heavy tanks defending Moscow at this critical point. On 1 January 1942 there were 99 Hurricanes in service with the Red Air Force;16 percent of the fighters defending Moscow in December 1941 were Hurricanes or US-built Tomahawks, supplied by Britain.

    From Britain´s war machine by David Edgerton
     
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    " During 1943 Army Group Center executed 140 operations against partisans in Belarus, during which some 5400 villages were either destroyed or heavily damaged. But by the end of 1943 the partisans according to Soviet sources controlled 108 000 km2 which is approximately 60% of the Belarus area."

    From "Stalin´s revenge" by Anthony Tucker-Jones
     
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    Eastern front- a happy moment and some drinking... ;)
     
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    " As of 1942, all food deliveries from the Reich to the Wehrmacht in the field were to cease. Germany´s armies were to feed themselves from the territories they occupied, without regard to the consequences for the local population. "

    Wages of destruction by Tooze
     
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    Soviet counterattack Dec 6th 1941 and further...

    " Stalin saw an opprtunity to win the war that very winter. What started out as a counter attack to save the Soviet Capital, would shortly become an all out offensive to annihilate the entire German Army in Russia. Stalin ordered STAVKA to work out details for a general offensive. It sounded simple on paper, but the strategists at STAVKA were safe in Moscow, seizing objectives by moving colored pins on large maps. Historian John Erickson wrote that " the day after Meretskov received his STAVKA directive ( 17 December), Kurochkin was staring down at his, apparently thunderstruck at its contents. The strategic objective lay tremendously deep in the German rear-Smolensk. "

    From "Siege" by Patrick McTaggart
     
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