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Trench Warfare

Discussion in 'Military Training, Doctrine, and Planning' started by Earthican, May 13, 2012.

  1. Earthican

    Earthican Member

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    Recent reading of Ziemke (where else but HyperWar) has answered my question of how the Germans -- and probably the Soviets too -- could find the troops to dig miles of trenches.

    "Work on the PANTHER position would require 400,000 civilian laborers."


    Also, I discovered in my boxes of books "to be read" a small pile of translated German memoirs, including Armin
    Scheiderbauer's, under the English title "Adventures in My Youth". It has a number of battles for the trenches and even a period of supervising the construction of trenches for Infanterie-Division 252.
     
  2. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    And in some cases the peasants did not get rations...or fed at all unless they dug.
     

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