The truth about the war

The truth about the war

The fact that it is easy to find descriptions of battles with “bloodthirsty Asiatic Mongols” in memoirs, in memoirs of soldiers, officers and even generals of the Wehrmacht does not surprise me, I’m used to it. About modern crafts – pseudo-memories, such as the book “German sniper on the eastern front,” telling about the “exploits” of a fictional sniper and “based on interviews,” I generally keep quiet. But, here’s the Report on the military operations of the 19th Panzer Division of the Wehrmacht from July 5 to 19, 1943, really surprised. It’s about a crucial battle of the Great Patriotic War – the Battle of Kursk. To bring it completely does not make sense, it is on the network. I will present to your

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German loss accounting system was confused to the limit. Losses of units and subunits were taken into account not in summary, but according to their combat mission. This was done in order for the Army of the Reserve to have exhaustive information about which contingents of servicemen should be submitted for replenishment in each particular division. A fairly reasonable principle, but today this method of accounting for the loss of personnel allows you to manipulate the numbers of German losses. Separately, the account was taken of the losses of the personnel of the so-called. “combat strength” – Kampfwstaerke – and parts of the supply, in the “combat strength” – Kampfwstaerke – separate units “directly

In recent years, a lot of films about the Great Patriotic War have been filmed, the quality of most of these “masterpieces” is such that one can not look without shudder. The definition of “about war” best suits them. I’m not about “conscientious” movies, like, “Penalty” or “Bastards”. With these just everything is clear – ideological diversion. I’m talking about another… is it difficult to hire a consultant? Lyapy such that the viewer creeps in suspicion: is not it a parody? The authors of the movie masterpieces stubbornly ignore and misinterpret the details: the form, orders, titles, etc. Well, include in the composition of the crew of a person dealing with historical


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The truth about the war