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As the Russian general brought to his knees the select troops of the Germans

In the summer of 1941, after the invasion of the USSR, the Wehrmacht was confident that it would suppress any resistance from the Red Army. A large number of equipment, pulled to the borders of the Soviet Union, allowed the Third Reich to hope for a similar scenario.

Imagine the surprise of the German soldiers, officers, generals and Hitler personally, when light cavalry fighting in the Belarusian forests began to put up desperate resistance and thwart plans for an offensive. The Fuhrer appointed a reward in the amount of 100 thousands of German Reichsmarks for the head of the Russian commander in charge of the unique equestrian special forces.

Hitler understood perfectly well: one cannot defeat such an enemy with one technique.

This year marks the 115 anniversary of the birth of one of the most mysterious commanders of the Red Army. Lev Dovator is a hero of the USSR. Monuments to the general installed in dozens of Russian cities. What exactly did Dovator gain in such respect?

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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 19 February 2018 14: 33
    One thing is good that we once put all this shusher on our knees, and now they are us.
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 19 February 2018 14: 38
      Spartanez300 Have you been put on your knees? You shouldn’t be so. We’ll survive. Russia is always under sanctions. And what? Has it become more difficult to live? Can't you buy a Bentley, a German compressor, a problem, cartridges for IL-18 can not be found? wassat Yes, and the flag in their hands and a noose around their neck. They will come back soon. And, we will already look. Remember the 90s!
    2. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 19 February 2018 14: 39
      In August 1941, he was entrusted with the leadership of the Separate Cavalry Group, formed from several Cossack regiments. Under the command of L.M. Dovatora large horse-drawn units for the first time raided the enemy rear, striking at communications, destroying the headquarters, vehicles, warehouses and manpower of the Nazis.
      With a sudden powerful throw, the Soviet cavalry broke through the defenses of the Nazi troops several kilometers along the front. The appearance of the cavalry unit of the Red Army, which deepened 100 km behind enemy lines, caused panic among the Nazis.
      For two weeks, this exceptionally difficult raid on the roadsless wooded areas of the Smolensk region continued. During this time, the followers destroyed over 2500 enemy soldiers and officers, 9 tanks, more than 200 vehicles, several military depots. Numerous trophies were captured that went into the arsenal of partisan detachments. Hitler’s command appointed a large monetary reward for Dovat’s head and created special detachments to capture him. But the cavalrymen of Dovator were elusive.
    3. Petrov the son
      Petrov the son 24 February 2018 01: 30
      And who put us on our knees? People like you get on our knees, but we don’t need to talk about others!
  2. Simon
    Simon 19 February 2018 14: 41
    These were our generals who showed how our troops knew how to fight, and then even in Berlin they accepted the capitulation of the Nazis. good
  3. gorilka1962
    gorilka1962 19 February 2018 21: 13
    People writing and commenting! Well, there is no such title "Hero of the USSR"! In nature does not exist. There is a Hero of the Soviet Union!
  4. wersa
    wersa 19 February 2018 21: 35
    What was the surprise of the German soldiers, officers, generals and Hitler personally, when the light cavalry fighting in the Belarusian forests began to provide desperate resistance and frustrate plans for the offensive.

    Regular tales from Sovagitprop.
    Authors did not try to study history? How many days did the Germans go through Belarus through?
  5. Scud
    Scud 19 February 2018 22: 29
    In Zaporozhye ukrohunta changed the name of the street of General Dovator.
    Do you think someone protested.?
    1. the most important
      the most important 19 February 2018 23: 13
      Quote: scud
      Do you think someone protested.?

      The Nazis also renamed the streets. And there were no protests either. And those who applauded the innovations then went to the gallows. And it’s such a story .... develops in a spiral.
  6. tank66
    tank66 20 February 2018 08: 32
    Even less we recall Pavel Alekseevich Belov, the commander of the 1st Guards Cavalry Corps. Zhukov was jealous of him. And Stalin at a banquet in honor of Victory. Proclaimed a personal toast / which not many could boast of.

    and it’s better to find his travel diaries.
  7. air wolf
    air wolf 23 February 2018 14: 11
    Guys, read the book, I read several times: