The anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy for the first time passed without veterans

The anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy for the first time passed without veterans

On the Normandy coast, a ceremony was held to mark the 76th anniversary of the Allied troops landing in Normandy, which in the West is known as “Day D”. This year, for the first time, the event was held without the participation of veterans.


This is reported by the regional publication Quest-France.

June 6th is considered a memorial day in France and the United States. Usually, delegations from countries whose troops took part in the allied landing on the Normandy coast, and World War II veterans come to northern France on this day.

This year the event was more modest, due to the pandemic that erupted in the world. This time, delegations of nine countries attended the wreath-laying ceremony, and decided to refrain from inviting veterans and a large number of foreign guests.


In addition, an air show was held, in which the Patrol de France aerobatic team took part. Then in the evening at the same time, at 18:44, bells in the cathedrals of France, the USA, Great Britain, Belgium and Canada rang in honor of those who died in World War II. The soldiers of these countries landed in Normandy in the summer of 1944 and opened the long-awaited Second Front against Nazi Germany. Moreover, the question of why the Allies dragged on for so long with the opening of the Second Front against Nazi Germany is still being discussed.
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  1. Potomac 7 June 2020 09: 19 New
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    What can I add here ?! Eternal memory, and unlimited thanks, to all the soldiers who fought the brown plague.
  2. knn54 7 June 2020 09: 22 New
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    Why did the Allies drag out so long with the opening of the Second Front?
    They landed. When they realized that Soviet tanks could reach the English Channel.
    1. Blackmokona 7 June 2020 09: 25 New
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      In the USA, at the beginning of WWII, the army was worse than that of the Bulgarians.
      It took time to build up. The United States conducted successive operations with a buildup of forces. 1942 strike and the cleansing of Africa from the Nazis.
      1943 Landing in Italy and its surrender.
      1944 is already a landing in France.
      1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 09: 29 New
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        Plus a nick with a Japs on the second half of the ball. I also don't quite understand these Yankee raids.
        1. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 09: 41 New
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          Quote: Tuzik
          Plus a nick with a Japs on the second half of the ball.

          Well, let's be honest, in the Pacific, the fleet is mostly + ILC.
          1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 09: 45 New
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            Well, then the resources are in half, plus without an ILC, they probably had to carry out landings in Europe. These even the French in Africa scared
          2. aglet 7 June 2020 12: 01 New
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            conquered useless islets, if only to take the personnel
            1. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 12: 41 New
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              Quote: aglet
              worthless islets

              Well, how worthless ... "Strategists" had to take off from somewhere. Yes, and Yapam, after the loss of aircraft carriers, airfields were needed on communications.
              But, I agree with you, the number of infantry formations does not go, no comparison with the "European" theater of operations.
              1. aglet 7 June 2020 12: 48 New
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                "" Strategists "had to take off from somewhere"
                and where did they fly from? with peleliu7
                1. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 13: 16 New
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                  Quote: aglet
                  where did they fly from? with peleliu7

                  Saipan, Guam.
                  1. aglet 7 June 2020 13: 38 New
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                    "Saipan, Guam."
                    "Guam surrendered to the Japanese forces on December 10, 1941, was repelled by the amers on July 21, 1944. The 314th Bomber Bomber Regiment consisting of B-29 bombers. He arrived in Guam on January 16, 1945."
                    as be already, a bit late. "American troops began to build a military airfield on Saipan." - In July 1944, too, quite late, the results of the Second World War were not affected either there or there.
                    1. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 13: 56 New
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                      Quote: aglet
                      on the results of the second world war, neither there nor here, did not affect

                      Did I write that this affected the results of 2 MB? what
                      Although, why not? Blows "lighters" have contributed. And Enola Gay took off from Tinian.
                      1. aglet 7 June 2020 14: 56 New
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                        "Although, why not? The lighter strikes did their bit."
                        they burned Tokyo paper and paper, and so Germany surrendered. capitulated to the red army, all the rest, anointed themselves like the French.
                      2. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 16: 32 New
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                        Quote: aglet
                        they burned Tokyo paper and paper, and so Germany surrendered.

                        Stop stop
                        You, ascribe to me other people's thoughts and words. We talked about Tikh.TVD. Why are you, dragged Germany, I do not know. request
                        Quote: aglet
                        burned wood paper Tokyo

                        And also factories, shipyards, etc. The raids by "strategists" showed the Japanese that they had no chance of victory.
                      3. aglet 7 June 2020 16: 39 New
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                        "You, ascribe to me other people's thoughts and words. We talked about Tikh.TVD."
                        I’m just saying that the role of Tikh.TVD in World War II was more than modest. "According to Japanese data, 50 people were killed and 400 injured. A major fire broke out at one of the weapons factories" - this is 1942. “At night from March 9 to 10, 334 bombers flew off from the Mariana Islands. After a two-hour bombardment in the city (Tokyo), a fire tornado formed, similar to that which was during the bombing of Dresden. 41 km2 of the city’s area was destroyed in the fire, 330 thousand houses were burned, 40% of the total housing stock was destroyed. " it is 1945. about factories, shipyards, etc. it was not
                      4. Alexey RA 8 June 2020 18: 53 New
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                        Quote: aglet
                        “At night from March 9 to 10, 334 bombers flew off from the Mariana Islands. After a two-hour bombardment in the city (Tokyo), a fiery tornado formed, similar to what was during the bombing of Dresden. 41 km2 of the city’s area was destroyed in the fire, 330 thousand houses were burned, 40% of the total housing stock was destroyed. " it is 1945. about factories, shipyards, etc. it was not

                        It’s just that usually we don’t translate everything.
                        In English-language sources (United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Summary Report (Pacific War)) it is reported that by 1945, Japan’s industry was based on numerous small enterprises with up to 250 employees, subcontracting components of equipment and weapons (industry dispersal). 50% of industrial production in Tokyo accounted for just such companies. They were located, as a rule, right in a residential building. And with it, they burned down in Tokyo, leaving the same radio industry without components.
                  2. Revolver 7 June 2020 18: 23 New
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                    Quote: aglet
                    burned wood paper Tokyo

                    And they also completely burnt brick-stone Hamburg and Dresden. Well, the truth is basically the idea of ​​mass bombing with the lighters of cities in Germany was mostly pushed by England, and America, let's say, did not strongly resist this idea.
                  3. Normal ok 7 June 2020 23: 21 New
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                    Quote: Nagan
                    Quote: aglet
                    burned wood paper Tokyo

                    And they also completely burnt brick-stone Hamburg and Dresden. Well, the truth is basically the idea of ​​mass bombing with the lighters of cities in Germany was mostly pushed by England, and America, let's say, did not strongly resist this idea.

                    At first, the Germans did this in England. Then, in the course of revenge.
                  4. Revolver 8 June 2020 00: 15 New
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                    Quote: Normal ok
                    Then, in the course of revenge.

                    The Germans did not organize a fiery tornado. Not because they were so all white and fluffy. Either they didn’t think of it, or the power of the Heinkels and the Junkers was not enough, they nevertheless did not reach the “Fortresses” and “Lancaster” as in China in a well-known position, and the quantity was also smaller. But Fau, that 1, that 2, also didn’t seem to be enough, and they didn’t throw them aiming at military targets, but they aimed at London wherever they would have to, and not everyone got there. During the war, war crimes are committed by everyone, and the losers are judged. However, the Germans rightly.
  3. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 13: 08 New
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    Soviet intelligence Iskhak Akhmerov staged Pearl Harbor.
    https://russian7.ru/post/iskhak-akhmerov-kak-sovetskiy-razvedchi/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com
  4. Alexey RA 8 June 2020 18: 40 New
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    Quote: aglet
    conquered useless islets, if only to take the personnel

    Do you propose attacking without your bases and having Japanese bases operating in the rear? wink
    "Frog Jumping" is the gradual transfer of advanced points of basing and supplying its fleet to the Japanese Metropolis. Plus, isolation or capture of the same enemy bases - it is enough to remember the fate of Rabaul or "Gibraltar of the Pacific Ocean" - Truk. These well-equipped and well-protected Japanese bases, instead of a bloody assault, were blocked and simply "turned off" from the war, turning into "Captive camps".
    Before the war, the Americans decided not to rush anywhere, but instead to concentrate forces superior to the enemy and go down the mountain slowly .... smile
    A sweeping steps across the type "and let's rely on Pruk Harbor based on Truk and the Metropolis"are only in crazy alternatives.
    1. aglet 9 June 2020 17: 01 New
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      "Before the war, the Americans decided not to rush anywhere"
      and what am I talking about? They won the worthless islets if only to take the personnel.
      Pearl Harbor - his role was extremely shallow, well, perhaps, the reason for the war
      1. Alexey RA 9 June 2020 18: 39 New
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        and what am I talking about? They won the worthless islets if only to take the personnel.

        Again: do not hurry - means to slowly and systematically advance. Without overcoming and covering up staff miscalculations with personal heroism.
        The conquest of the “worthless islets” made it possible to begin every next stage of the offensive, relying on the advanced fleet and air force base created on the island taken at the previous stage.
        No, of course a head-on assault on Truk or Rabaul would have looked much more advantageous in terms of PR ... but why? Why show dementia and courage by storming the enemy’s fortifications on the forehead - if the fortress can simply be circumvented and blocked from those “worthless islets”? Moreover, the US industry was able to do the almost impossible: to provide the fleet with full-fledged mobile bases that could be deployed in any suitable harbor or lagoon. And now there was no need to take equipped bases from the enemy to base their own forces - you could just build your own nearby, and then, if necessary, collapse it and deploy it in another place.
        1. aglet 9 June 2020 20: 28 New
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          "The conquest of" worthless islets "allowed us to begin every next stage of the offensive, relying on the advanced fleet and air force base created on the island taken in the previous stage."
          these islands, for the most part, were so small that no base could be built on them, nor a fleet, nor an air force and could be built on every island in the Pacific Ocean, of which there were millions — a fleet base, a thousand miles from the United States, why ? and how to supply it, and again, why?
  • Krasnodar 7 June 2020 16: 02 New
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    Quote: LiSiCyn
    Quote: Tuzik
    Plus a nick with a Japs on the second half of the ball.

    Well, let's be honest, in the Pacific, the fleet is mostly + ILC.

    Greetings, Stas!
    Plus a lot of aviation))
    1. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 16: 21 New
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      Hi Albert! hi
      Quote: Krasnodar
      Plus a lot of aviation)

      You can’t argue with that. wink
      But I originally meant infantry units. Capture the islands, a lot of infantry is not necessary. Division, maximum two. But in Europe, I had to participate in armies.
      1. Liam 7 June 2020 16: 26 New
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        Quote: LiSiCyn
        Hi Albert! hi
        Quote: Krasnodar
        Plus a lot of aviation)

        You can’t argue with that. wink
        But I originally meant infantry units. Capture the islands, a lot of infantry is not necessary. Division, maximum two. But in Europe, I had to participate in armies.

        The battle for Guadalcanal is 60.000 Amer infantry. This is more than many Soviet armies. And Okinawa is 180.000. A full-fledged Soviet front. The Philippines is 600.000. Several Soviet fronts.
        1. aglet 7 June 2020 16: 56 New
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          "Battle of Guadalcanal -60.000 Amer infantry"
          Japanese - 15 thousand, also everywhere - crushed by the masses, artillery and aviation. Which is right. only why did such losses suffer, maybe their commanders could not fight? it's me about amers, yapi behaved better
          1. Normal ok 7 June 2020 23: 23 New
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            Quote: aglet
            "Battle of Guadalcanal -60.000 Amer infantry"
            Japanese - 15 thousand, also everywhere - crushed by the masses, artillery and aviation. Which is right. only why did such losses suffer, maybe their commanders could not fight? it's me about amers, yapi behaved better

            Initially, the question was in quantity. The man in quantity and answered.
            PS. Attackers must have superiority.
        2. LiSiCyn 7 June 2020 17: 22 New
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          Quote: Liam
          Battle of Guadalcanal -60.000 Amer infantry.

          From 07.08.42/09.02.43/60 to XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX. XNUMX thousand is the total number for the specified period.
          Okinawa - 01.04.45/3/6. The end of the war, complete domination in the air and on the water. XNUMX-fold superiority in the infantry (and planned XNUMX-fold).
          For comparison ... Konigsberg assault, spacecraft ~ 130 thousand, Wehrmacht ~ 120 thousand. The area is not comparable, the operation time, too.
      2. aglet 7 June 2020 16: 42 New
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        "Capture the islands, a lot of infantry is not necessary. Division, maximum two"
        especially if they are protected by a platoon or company. or none at all
      3. Krasnodar 7 June 2020 16: 51 New
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        Well this is understandable - another kind of database, not continental)).
  • Alexey RA 8 June 2020 18: 24 New
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    Quote: LiSiCyn
    Well, let's be honest, in the Pacific, the fleet is mostly + ILC.

    The division of labor was initially planned there: the ILC stormed the bridgeheads by storm, the army, in more or less calm conditions, landed behind the marines, replaced them and cleared the Japanese. And then purely army landing operations began (Philippines), purely Marines (Iwo Jima), and the fleet and army landed on Okinawa together. smile
  • novel66 7 June 2020 10: 07 New
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    poor fellow .. just right to pity them .. crying
  • Gato 7 June 2020 16: 52 New
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    In the USA, at the beginning of WWII, the army was worse than that of the Bulgarians

    Why do they need a strong ground army? To fight with the Mexicans or Canadians? Sitting in North America, it is enough to have a powerful fleet and aviation, and of an industry capable of stamping equipment of any type in homeric quantities at the signal of a red whistle. Plus a huge human resource. The beauty...
  • Alexey RA 8 June 2020 19: 05 New
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    Quote: BlackMokona
    In the USA, at the beginning of WWII, the army was worse than that of the Bulgarians.

    EMNIP, three or four divisions. Of these, two are outside the Metropolis: one defended Hawaii, the second - the Philippines. EMNIP, half of the number of ground forces in the interwar period accounted for coastal artillery. smile
    And on the basis of two “continental" divisions and the reserve prepared by the four divisions in two years, the Yankees had to make fifty new divisions. The "overseas" formations practically did not participate in this process - the 24th infantry division on Oahu was only divided in two, having "given birth" to the 25th infantry regiment.
    Quote: BlackMokona
    1942 strike and the cleansing of Africa from the Nazis.

    In which participated all trained and unoccupied formations of the US Army. The rest either fought with the Japanese in Southeast Asia, or it was just scary to send them into battle. smile
  • Yezhov 7 June 2020 09: 43 New
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    Quote: knn54
    Why did the Allies drag out so long with the opening of the Second Front?
    They landed. When they realized that Soviet tanks could reach the English Channel.

    It was with fright that the Germans landed, and they gave them good there .. !!!! They even asked for help from Stalin, so that the offensive would begin earlier than planned .. Otherwise, the Fritzes would throw them back into the ocean ..
    Anglo-Saxons. What to take from them .. Insidious people. Loving heat to rake in the wrong hands .. In fact, they unleashed this second world war .. Well, let's admit it!
    1. novel66 7 June 2020 10: 08 New
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      and also vowed that Aloizych would not be disturbed until 44
      1. Free wind 7 June 2020 10: 38 New
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        When and who? Could you tell?
        1. novel66 7 June 2020 10: 44 New
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          Well, read Mukhina or Martirosyan. self-education is a great thing
      2. Yezhov 7 June 2020 10: 46 New
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        Quote: novel xnumx
        and also vowed that Aloizych would not be disturbed until 44

        They were waiting, hoping to exhaust both countries, and then slam both ..
        1. novel66 7 June 2020 10: 52 New
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          but seeing this beauty

          very thoughtful .. lol
          1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 11: 35 New
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            After the royal Tiger, they were no longer afraid.
            1. novel66 7 June 2020 11: 42 New
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              oh, ok ... the royal tigers burned out of 34-ok
              In battle, the crew of the T-34-85 A.P. Oskina (driver Aleksandr Andreyevich Stetsenko, gun commander Abubakir Yusupovich Merkhaydarov, gunner-gunner Alexander Ivanovich Grudinin and loader Aleksey Potapovich Khalchev [1]) destroyed three newest German tanks from an ambush “ Royal Tiger "(T-VIB" Tiger-II ") of the 501st heavy tank battalion, and one tank damaged [2
              1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 12: 08 New
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                Well, after all, from an ambush. In this case, our German intelligence broke.
            2. aglet 7 June 2020 13: 20 New
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              "After the Royal Tiger, they were no longer afraid."
              in the sense, scared for life? and the tiger, though royal, against is-3, like a carpenter against a joiner
              1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 13: 22 New
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                I think it’s good that they didn’t have to fight against each other
    2. Dr. Frankenstucker 7 June 2020 22: 44 New
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      Quote: Yezhov
      and the Germans gave them good there .. !!!!


      Where? In Normandy or what? The model barely got out of the Falez bag. Garden? This is not a German success, but a puncture of Allied planning. The Ardennes? C'mon, everything was exactly there, by Christmas it became clear that the Rhine shift.

      Quote: Yezhov
      They even asked for help from Stalin.


      they didn’t ask for a damn, enough to procrastinate this hardened myth, tired of it. Reread the correspondence and Church. and details of Tedder's mission.
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        1. Dr. Frankenstucker 8 June 2020 19: 29 New
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          yeah, when coordination proposals and questions about plans are betrayed as Churchill's panic pleas for help to uncle Joe - this, you know, cretinism.
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    4. Alexey RA 8 June 2020 19: 13 New
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      Quote: Yezhov
      They even asked for help from Stalin, so that the offensive would begin earlier than planned .. Otherwise, the Fritzes would throw them back into the ocean ..

      Yeah .. and the mysterious Allies requested "help" 10 days after the Germans turned off the attack, and the Allies themselves began to squeeze the wedge in an attempt to surround the Germans. laughing
      And Stalin, whose advance of the tank armies to the starting forces began already a week before Churchill's letter, also delayed the advance for three days - he was waiting for a favorable meteo. But in Yalta, he said that the date of the offensive was moved to an earlier date to help the Allies. For when dividing post-war Europe, each side needed all the arguments. And Stalin’s version "early onset"became canonical both for historical works and for memoirs - for no one wanted to contradict the leader and the honored marshals. smile
      1. Dr. Frankenstucker 8 June 2020 19: 31 New
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        I’m afraid that the adherents of the version “Stalin - the savior of the allies in the Ardennes” will not be able to convince. Blessed are you for ...
  • Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 12: 16 New
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    Quote: knn54
    Why did the Allies drag out so long with the opening of the Second Front?
    They landed. When they realized that Soviet tanks could reach the English Channel.

    Soviet tanks could not reach the English Channel under any circumstances. Firstly, German aviation dominated the air, and only the landing of the Allies on June 6, 1944 led to the mass transfer of the Luftwaffe to the Western Front, which allowed Soviet aviation to finally gain dominance in the air, thanks to this, Operation Bagration, which began on June 23, 1944, became the most successful and effective operation of the Red Army on its territory. Secondly, it would have been necessary to get under Lend-Lease all the Allied aviation, which had fought in reality on the Western Front, and all tanks; tankers would still have been recruited somehow, but there’s nowhere to take pilots. Enroll Americans, British, Canadians in the Red Army?
    1. aglet 7 June 2020 12: 50 New
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      "Firstly, German aircraft dominated the air!"
      German aviation ceases to dominate in the air after the storm of the blue line
      1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 13: 04 New
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        Do not exaggerate. A radical turning point in the air came when the Allied fighter and tactical aircraft crossed the continent.
        1. aglet 7 June 2020 13: 08 New
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          "A radical turning point in the air came when the Allied fighter and tactical aircraft crossed the continent."
          maybe they have there, but ours, then. And when did the Allied aircraft cross the continent?
          1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 13: 11 New
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            June 6, 1944. And not with them, but with us at the front there is less Luftwaffe. Flew to the West.
            1. aglet 7 June 2020 13: 29 New
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              "June 6, 1944. And not with them, but with us at the front there is less Luftwaffe. We flew to the West."
              On which continent airport was the allied aviation based on June 6, 1944?
              1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 13: 32 New
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                After this date, after. Not from London fighters flew to the front.
                1. aglet 7 June 2020 14: 43 New
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                  "After this date, after. Not from London fighters flew to the front."
                  so don’t torment, tell me. not in 1945, around the month of April, and from Dublin?
                  1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 16: 55 New
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                    Did you watch movies about the war? Field airfields are created temporarily and relocated following the advance of the front.
      2. Krasnodar 7 June 2020 16: 06 New
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        After the start of the massive bombing of Germany, half of the fighter aircraft from the Eastern Front was transferred to the territory of the Reich.
        1. aglet 7 June 2020 16: 23 New
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          "After the start of the massive bombing of Germany, half of the fighter aircraft from the Eastern Front was transferred to the territory of the Reich"
          were they based on the territory of the Reich? and if not, what prevented them from launching the massive bombing of the Reich earlier? from Berlin to London - 930 km, but by the way
          1. Krasnodar 7 June 2020 16: 50 New
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            The British began to bombard the cities only in 1942, before that they tried to bomb pointly without much success. Some kind of distinct progress in this was achieved only in the 43rd, with the improvement of both the means of the population and the bombs - by bombing the Ruhr Dam. Well, a large air fleet, truly powerful bombs, effective American fighter escort appeared only in the 44th - they bombed from the island. Then the Germans began to massively transfer aircraft from the Eastern Front. And ineffective attacks on Berlin were also carried out in 1940 - in particular, during the visit of Molotov, who told Ribentrop: "If you have such a close victory over Britain, why are we sitting in a bomb shelter?"
    2. aglet 7 June 2020 13: 24 New
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      "Could not Soviet tanks reach the English Channel in any case"
      from Berlin to Kale - 900 km, two gas stations for tanks, the roads are good, the enemy is not, the allies are on the alert. why not get there?
      1. Liam 7 June 2020 13: 28 New
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        Quote: aglet
        from Berlin to Kale - 900 km, two gas stations for tanks, the roads are good, the enemy is not, the allies are on the alert. why not get there?

        Well, of course. A hike, with little blood and on foreign territory. This has always been famous for the Red Army
      2. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 13: 30 New
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        So to Berlin from Smolensk under the bombs of the "Junkers" that did not fly west with the resistance of the Wehrmacht troops replenished with reserves from France. The effectiveness of the operation "Bagration" in this situation is much lower, and the Vistula-Oder in general is in question. By the way, Army Group North will not be defeated, but will depart.
        1. aglet 7 June 2020 14: 33 New
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          "So to Berlin from Smolensk under the bombs of the" Junkers "that did not fly west with the resistance of the Wehrmacht troops"
          so there was no one to fly away - only Berlin air defense remained, and in Normandy there were only reservists and people with disabilities. all the others are on the eastern front. how many divisions were transferred from the eastern front to Normandy, why did I forget?
          1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 17: 03 New
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            Enough to pile in the Ardennes. Have you heard about the failure of the Allied Garden operation in Holland? This is back in September 1944.
          2. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 17: 22 New
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            2nd SS Panzer Corps.
            From February to May 1943 - fighting in the Kharkov region.

            Since July 1943 - battles on the southern front of the Kursk Bulge (including in the Prokhorovka area) and during the Miuss operation, in which, according to the estimates of a number of authors, suffered more losses than Prokhorovka.

            Since August 1943 - the headquarters of the corps and the Leibstandart Adolf Hitler division were transferred to Northern Italy.

            In April-May 1944 - the corps (in the new composition) in battles in the Lviv region.

            Since July 1944 - battles in Normandy, against the landed troops of the Western Allies.

            In 1945, the corps retreated to Germany, in May 1945 to Austria. After the surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945, he surrendered to American troops.
            https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-%D0%B9_%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BF%D1%83%D1%81_%D0%A1%D0%A1
            1. aglet 8 June 2020 18: 33 New
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              "Since July 1944 - battles in Normandy, against the landed troops of the Western Allies"
              but from the eastern front its remnants were transferred much earlier.
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                TANK Pogrom of Nazi Germany in the West
                FRONT IN THE LIGHT OF SOME ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS
                G. G. Popov
                Moscow Technological Institute
                [quoteBefore the Battle of Ardennes, German troops lost many tanks in France. Until the end of November 1944
                Western allies kept pace high
                according to German forces, almost giving them no rest.
                Ahead of Operation Overlord and
                July 31, 1944 the German command was forced to send 1347 medium and heavy tanks to France, as well as 337 self-propelled guns. Of them completely
                406 tanks and 75 self-propelled guns were destroyed, 353 tanks and 117 self-propelled guns were seriously damaged [13, S. 330], the remaining
                the technique was also mostly destroyed in
                August battles. According to OKW, the loss of the West
                Allies from the day of landing until August 13, 1944 were 3370 tanks in Normandy [Ibid.], but this
                the figure hardly looks plausible, however, the losses of the tank alliances of the Western Allies were
                really big. For comparison, we give
                the figure given in the encyclopedic work on the Eastern Front of Steve Crawford, GA "Center" on
                the start of Operation Bagration had
                at the disposal of 900 tanks [14, p. 243] (it is not said about self-propelled guns, but, most likely, they are ranked
                S. Crawford to the tanks). According to S. Crawford, everyone
                tanks and self-propelled guns of GA Center were lost during
                Soviet offensive. According to C. Bishop, the loss of the German side during Operation Bagration in
                tanks amounted to 2000 units (here, most likely,
                self-propelled guns were included), the Soviet army lost in
                during the offensive in Belarus 2957 tanks [10,
                with. 124] (slightly less than a third of those involved
                operations). Thus, during the Soviet offensive in Belarus, GA Center received tanks,
                including from his group in Ukraine. However, shortly before the start of Operation Bagration, Hitler
                ordered the transfer of the SS Panzer Corps II (9th and
                SS 10th Panzer Divisions to France [13, S. 349],
                which to a large extent weakened the defense of the German
                troops on the Eastern Front.] [/ quote]
                http://www.vestnik.vsu.ru/pdf/history/2017/02/2017-02-14.pdf
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                  "which to a large extent weakened the defense of the German
                  troops on the Eastern Front. "
                  but, in February 1945, the corps was transferred to Hungary against the Soviet troops. it is clear that the allies in France did not interfere much with the Germans
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                    The allies were already in Germany. The 2nd SS Panzer Corps was still on the march on March 6, 1945, when the Germans launched an offensive at Balaton. And the next day, on March 7, on the Rhine, the Allies captured the long-suffering Remagen Bridge, the Allies managed to ferry several divisions to the right bank of the Rhine before the bridge collapsed.
                    https://tass.ru/obschestvo/1814024
      3. aglet 7 June 2020 13: 31 New
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        Nikolai Miracles, but there are no arguments besides the minus?
        1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 13: 35 New
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          Take your time while I type. Read above.
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      Quote: Nikolai Chudov
      the Allied landing on June 6, 1944 led to a massive transfer of the Luftwaffe to the Western Front, which allowed Soviet aviation to finally seize air supremacy

      Even during the Battle of Kursk, July 24, 1943, an air raid on Hamburg caused a fire storm, 50000 dead, mostly civilians. Hitler raped Goering like never before. As a result, most of the fighter units, and the best, were thrown from the Eastern Front to German air defense, even during the battles near Kursk. Moreover, shortly after Hitler personally ordered the construction of the bombers to cease, and all capacities put under fighter jets. And without the support of strike aircraft, the Germans were not very able to fight, and did not learn until the end of the war.
      So it was not just that the Battle of Kursk began with the domination of the Germans in the air, but ended with the domination of the Red Army Air Force.
  • u123uuu 8 June 2020 05: 45 New
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    They needed 100% certainty that they would not lose, in principle, the Yankees wage all wars in this way - they beat the weak, they finish off with allied forces in order to be in time for a divide.
  • sabakina 7 June 2020 09: 23 New
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    Moreover, the question of why the Allies dragged on for so long with the opening of the Second Front against Nazi Germany is still being discussed.
    What is there to discuss? Just the West was waiting, who whom. And no more...
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      Quote: sabakina
      What is there to discuss? Just the West was waiting, who whom. And no more...

      Cherchel said directly: "If the Germans win, we will help the Russians, if the Russians, then the Germans .. Let them kill each other .."
      1. GRIGORIY76 7 June 2020 10: 39 New
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        His country is at war with Germany, but was he going to help her? Is this probably after the next bombing of London such an idea occurred to him?
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          Quote: GRIGORIY76
          His country is at war with Germany, but was he going to help her? Is this probably after the next bombing of London such an idea occurred to him?

          His idea, and even the West was to incite Hitler against the USSR! For this, they surrendered both Czechoslovakia and Poland .. Remember Chamberlain boastfully declared, I brought the world to you. That's the same ..
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            I don’t understand what Churchill has to do with it, but I know one phrase from him: "if Hitler invades hell, I will make an alliance with the devil"
      2. Free wind 7 June 2020 10: 48 New
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        When and where did Churchill say this?
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        Quote: Yezhov

        Cherchel said directly: "If the Germans win, we will help the Russians, if the Russians, then the Germans .. Let them kill each other .."

        Damn the victim of the exam. fool
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          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          Damn the victim of the exam.

          As I understand it, this is Mikhan .. EGE is not necessary here .. This is already incurable wassat wassat
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          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          Damn the victim of the exam

          Rather, the victim of contraception failure.
      4. aglet 7 June 2020 12: 04 New
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        this, actually, Truman spoke. Churchill was more decent, though, too, big
        1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 12: 17 New
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          It is interesting that Aron and the Lonely know this, but instead of correcting the guy, they began to insult. And to which of them three minus to put?
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          Quote: aglet
          this, actually, Truman spoke. Churchill was more decent, though, too, big

          Most likely .. All of them are of the same field. .. Already in this, then Russophobes agree with me above ..? And the exam was introduced in Russia by fans of Soros, etc.
      5. Avior 7 June 2020 13: 32 New
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        Not Churchill, but Truman, in 1941 after the Germans attacked the USSR.
        It is not surprising, by the way, that he said this, two days before these words the USSR and Germany had friendly relations, officially formalized by a treaty of friendship.
        For the United States, such a policy would be very appropriate.
        And thank God that Roosevelt thought differently and help went from 1941 to September 1945 .....
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          Quote: Avior
          Not Churchill, but Truman, in 1941 after the Germans attacked the USSR.

          That's right, I sensed that I was wrong in the surname (one hell))), but I’m too in a hurry to answer everyone .. We ran here, as always hi
          1. Avior 7 June 2020 13: 42 New
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            Truman in 1941 was nobody, an ordinary senator, such a car in the States, he did not decide anything
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              "Truman in 1941 was nobody, an ordinary senator, such a carriage in the States, he did not decide anything!"
              but then he became president, and did not change his beliefs
      6. edmed 7 June 2020 14: 43 New
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        Quote: Yezhov
        Cherchel said directly: "If the Germans win, we will help the Russians, if the Russians, then the Germans .. Let them kill each other .."

        No need to drive on Cherchel, he was smart enough not to say such things aloud, and Senator Truman does not.
      7. Revolver 7 June 2020 18: 55 New
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        Quote: Yezhov
        Cherchel said directly: "If the Germans win, we will help the Russians, if the Russians, then the Germans .. Let them kill each other .."

        First, not Churchill but Truman. Secondly, at that time he was just a senator, one of 92, and foreign policy was not and is not within the competence of the Senate, so his opinion did not mean much more than the opinion of any private person. Thirdly, during the landing in Normandy, he was just the vice president, and the job of the vice president, apart from the PR show, is to pick his nose, waiting for the president to die or resign. Truman was one of the few who waited, but in 1945 this did not change anything in the layout of the war.
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          Quote: Nagan
          and foreign policy was not and is not within the competence of the Senate

          And here let me disagree. Senators vyingly pour offers to punish Russia or other countries
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            Quote: Mitroha
            Senators vyingly pour offers to punish Russia or other countries

            Everything is more complicated here. Foreign policy, according to the Constitution, is the prerogative of the president. But the allocation of budget money is the prerogative of Congress. Therefore, if the president wants money for his projects, he has to bargain with Congress, and especially the Senate, on the principle of "you to me, I to you", including paying foreign policy. Moreover, in this case, senators often support senators of another party against their president, because this is their influence on what is happening in the country and, in particular, in their constituencies. That is why in America there was no intelligible and sane foreign policy, no, and never will be.
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              Thank you for the detailed answer. But all the same, it is confirmed that the Senate in general and senators in particular more than influence, albeit indirectly, on US foreign policy. And the President has to take into account the opinion and mood in the Senate.
      8. Dr. Frankenstucker 7 June 2020 19: 26 New
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        This was said by one Congressman Truman, and not Churchill, dear. To ascribe Churchill, who was at war with the Reich, the words that he will help Hitler in the war with the USSR is, you know, cretinism.
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          Quote: Dr. Frankenstucker
          It was said by one Congressman Truman

          Not a congressman, but a senator. And so everything is true.
          Quote: Dr. Frankenstucker
          To ascribe Churchill, who was at war with the Reich, the words that he will help Hitler in the war with the USSR is, you know, cretinism.
          True, he ordered his general staff to plan Operation Unthinkable. So, just in case.
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            Quote: Nagan
            True, he ordered his general staff to plan Operation Unthinkable.


            So what? What are all rushing about with this "unthinkable"? What is so exciting? After the collapse of the Reich, our relations with the British objectively returned to the beta version - that is, to insurmountable antagonism, the struggle of systems and positioning each other as eventual opponents. We lost just in the “conceivable”, started in Fulton.
  • The leader of the Redskins 7 June 2020 09: 25 New
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    Well, at least the “mummers” were not put up for an anniversary. And then, thank God. Thanks to them for their help. And the eternal memory of those remaining in those lands and water.
  • Pvi1206 7 June 2020 09: 28 New
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    the question of why the Allies dragged on for so long with the opening of the Second Front against Nazi Germany is still being discussed.

    own shirt closer to the body ... only Russia sacrificed its people in the interests of the anti-Hitler coalition ...
  • sabakina 7 June 2020 09: 30 New
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    I’m stupidly interested, but are they reconstructing the battle of the "Ardennes"? winked
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      Quote: sabakina
      I’m stupidly interested, but are they reconstructing the battle of the "Ardennes"? winked

      It is a shame to them to remember it .. hi
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      Quote: sabakina
      I’m stupidly interested, but are they reconstructing the battle of the "Ardennes"? winked

      No, it's a pity. By 31 / 12.44 the Germans in the Ardennes were almost defeated.
      1. aglet 7 June 2020 12: 10 New
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        "No, it's a pity. By 31 / 12.44 the Germans in the Ardennes were almost defeated."
        it was a very interesting battle - the Americans without aircraft, the weather was bad, the Germans without tanks, there was no fuel. but the Germans broke into the amers by nowhere, and without tanks. and then the sun came out
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          Quote: aglet
          Germans without tanks, there was no fuel. but the Germans broke into the amers by nowhere, and without tanks. and then the sun came out

          They broke it, at the very reluctance .. the Anglo-Saxons screeched all over Europe! I had to bail them out of the USSR and advance ahead of schedule with losses .. Damn it!
          It was necessary to wait .. The pads were bastards and remained!
          No wonder the German field marshal nodding at the Anglo-Saxons and French contemptuously threw the phrase "These too" winners? "
          And he was right .. They took our real VICTORY!
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            Quote: Yezhov
            No wonder the German field marshal nodding at the Anglo-Saxons and French contemptuously threw the phrase "These too" winners? "

            Finally Keitel had in mind specifically the French, and no one else.
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            Quote: Yezhov
            They broke it, at the very reluctance .. the Anglo-Saxons screeched all over Europe!

            Yeah ... so squealed that already at Christmas, von Rundstedt had to turn upstairs with a proposal to stop the operation. And 6 TA SS after Ardennes was restored for so long that it did not have time to Budapest, only to Balaton.
            Quote: Yezhov
            I had to bail them out of the USSR and advance ahead of schedule with losses .. Damn it!
            It was necessary to wait ..

            So ours waited. They moved the deadlines by three days against the planned ones - they waited for good weather.
            Churchill wrote his letter on January 6, 1945. And our armies began to advance to the baseline a week before. Already at the beginning of January 1945, five armies, including a tank army, were packed on a bridgehead of 20x50 km.
    3. Revolver 7 June 2020 19: 04 New
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      I’m stupidly interested, but are they reconstructing the battle of the "Ardennes"? winked

      So far, it is being remodeled by War Thunder. You can ride a tank in the Ardennes, at least for the Americans, at least for the Germans, at least even for the USSR, although in the real life of the USSR he participated there only indirectly, accelerating the Vistula-Oder operation.
  • Tuzik 7 June 2020 09: 40 New
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    "..ceremony dedicated to the 76th anniversary of the landing of the Allied forces in Normandy, which in the West is known as" Day D ""
    D is probably the longest, because the film about this shot "the longest day" is called))
    By the way, I advise who did not watch, the shooting for the 62nd year is amazing, probably one of Spielberg’s favorites, who then added this story with an excellent Ryan.
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      Thanks, be sure to watch!
      1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 11: 26 New
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        You are welcome. If you haven’t watched “Torah, Torah, Torah”, be sure to take a look too, the wrong movie was called “Pearl Harbor”, unlike the modern love story, it’s purely historical, without snot, jointly shot with the Japanese so there are no obvious bad ones. The creators tried to explain how it used to happen, without fussing.
    2. Gato 7 June 2020 16: 37 New
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      D is long probably

      No, it's just a day. By analogy with our "day D" and "hour H", adopted in planning without reference to a specific date. And the film is really worth it.
      1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 23: 50 New
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        I drew a smile there. And in the film when I watched, I unexpectedly met Bond (Connori) young. Intelligence also helped to storm the beaches))
        1. Gato 8 June 2020 06: 03 New
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          unexpectedly met Bond (Connori) young

          Yes. And one of the German officers suspiciously reminded Tikhonov bully
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            "Yes, yes. And one of the German officers suspiciously reminded Tikhonov."
            so that shtirlits was
  • bubalik 7 June 2020 10: 02 New
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    the Allies have dragged on for so long with the opening of the Second Front against Nazi Germany, debated to this day.

    ,,, there was no strength and opportunity.
    In 1942 carried out an unsuccessful operation "Jubilee": a naval landing of the armed forces of Great Britain and Canada on the French coast of the English Channel and an attack on the German occupied port of Dieppe in northern France.
    American forces did not participate.
    The operation ended in complete failure.
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      "The operation ended in complete failure"
      nothing surprising. she was designed for this
      1. bubalik 7 June 2020 12: 19 New
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        Of course, the operation "Jubilee" was adventurous in nature, including under the carpet games planning and carrying out the operation.
  • Engineer Schukin 7 June 2020 10: 18 New
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    How stupidly and little dirty news began to be submitted to VO.
    Any news is served immediately with comments from a faceless but maximally engaged author. Thus, the throw is immediately set for the future srach in the comments.
    VO has already turned into a copy of the Censor, only with reverse polarity.
    1. Ravil_Asnafovich 7 June 2020 10: 30 New
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      I agree, especially when it's true.
  • Ravil_Asnafovich 7 June 2020 10: 23 New
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    A soldier does not start a war. The same Hitler, he began it as a politician, now the same thing.
  • parusnik 7 June 2020 10: 42 New
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    It was the USSR that helped the Allies to land in Normandy and open a second front .. Since during this period, large-scale offensive operations began on the Eastern Front ..
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      Quote: parusnik
      It was the USSR that helped the Allies to land in Normandy and open a second front .. Since during this period, large-scale offensive operations began on the Eastern Front ..

      Um. And not vice versa?
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        "Operation Bagration was carried out in conjunction with the landing of the Allies in Normandy on June 6, 1944 and the opening of a second front. The offensive on the Eastern Front should have constrained the German forces and prevented them from deploying troops from east to west (remember that on the Eastern Front 235 were concentrated, and 65 enemy divisions in the West (Information source - Istoriya.RF portal, https://histrf.ru/biblioteka/b/kratkii-kurs-istorii-opieratsiia-baghration "
        something like
    2. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 11: 39 New
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      Quote: parusnik
      It was the USSR that helped the Allies to land in Normandy and open a second front .. Since during this period, large-scale offensive operations began on the Eastern Front ..

      Landing in Normandy on June 6, and Operation Bagration on June 23, 1944.
      1. parusnik 7 June 2020 15: 15 New
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        The end of the siege of Leningrad began the offensive on January 27, the liberation of Right-Bank Ukraine in February-March, the liberation of Odessa, Sevastopol and the Crimea - April-May .. Operation Bagration on June 26, and as a result, the final liberation of the USSR. Start of battles in Eastern and Southeast Europe. And there’s no way to transfer troops from East to West .. But from Europe, German divisions were transferred to East .. That is, by landing in Normandy in June 1944, the allies helped the USSR to carry out 10 Stalin attacks since January 1944 ... laughing
        1. Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 17: 15 New
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          2nd SS Panzer Corps.
          From February to May 1943 - fighting in the Kharkov region.

          Since July 1943 - battles on the southern front of the Kursk Bulge (including in the Prokhorovka area) and during the Miuss operation, in which, according to the estimates of a number of authors, suffered more losses than Prokhorovka.

          Since August 1943 - the headquarters of the corps and the Leibstandart Adolf Hitler division were transferred to Northern Italy.

          In April-May 1944 - the corps (in the new composition) in battles in the Lviv region.

          Since July 1944 - battles in Normandy, against the landed troops of the Western Allies.

          In 1945, the corps retreated to Germany, in May 1945 to Austria. After the surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945, he surrendered to American troops.
          https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-%D0%B9_%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BF%D1%83%D1%81_%D0%A1%D0%A1
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      It was the USSR that helped the Allies to land in Normandy and open a second front .. Since during this period, large-scale offensive operations began on the Eastern Front ..

      I don’t like when they begin to share the Victory, on the one, on the other. She was alone at all, and not a single Big Three country alone could stand against the Axis. Better be silent for a minute in memory of those who made their personal contribution to this Victory.
  • Free wind 7 June 2020 10: 46 New
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    That's right, no need to bother people, they have fulfilled their duty to the end. Both ours and their veterans. Glory and respect to you !!!
  • Asad 7 June 2020 10: 58 New
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    Well at least remember!
  • rotmistr60 7 June 2020 11: 30 New
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    The soldiers of these countries landed in Normandy in the summer of 1944 and opened the long-awaited Second Front
    And before that, for 4 years they watched from the side what was happening on the Eastern Front secretly hoping that the Soviet Union would lose.
    Of course, it is necessary to remember and honor veterans, but what sounded on May 8 this year from the "civilized" countries of the West cannot be reasonably explained.
  • Nikolai Miracles 7 June 2020 11: 30 New
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    SABATON "PRIMO VICTORIA"
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 11: 46 New
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    Another saga "heroic" saga "save private ryan" to the anniversary did not think of removing? laughing Why did the allies reach 1944? What were your goals? Why was the operation carried out so mediocre and with such sensitive losses, with the overwhelming superiority of the allies? When you watch American films like: “Save Private Ryan,” the game “Call of Duty 2,” or read the Wikipedia article, it seems that the greatest event of all time has been described, and it was here that the entire Second World War was decided ...
    Propaganda has always been the most powerful weapon. .. laughing
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 11: 47 New
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    Personally, I had the impression that the command of the German troops simply did not prevent the Allies from landing. But at the same time, she could not order the troops to raise their hands or go home.
    Why do I think so? Let me remind you, this is the time when the general’s conspiracy is being prepared against Hitler, secret negotiations are underway, the German elite about a separate world, behind the USSR. Allegedly due to bad weather, air reconnaissance was stopped, torpedo boats turned off reconnaissance operations,
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      An interesting hypothesis, but it seems to me that for the great military leaders of great armies this is unthinkable.
    2. Gato 8 June 2020 06: 20 New
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      Not that it did not interfere - it was difficult to interfere. The Allies have a strike fist of 3 million in England, absolute supremacy in the air and at sea, and the Germans have about 60 divisions, smeared with a thin layer along the coast of France and only a few of them can be considered a moving reserve - and even they cannot be quickly transferred because the same aviation.
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 11: 48 New
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    I will tell you some interesting points. Landing Point Point du Hoc. It is very famous, there was supposed to be a new coastal battery of Germans, but they installed the old French guns 155 mm, 1917 release. On this very small area, bombs were dropped, 250 pieces of 356 mm shells were fired from the American battleship Texas, as well as a lot of shells of smaller caliber. Two destroyers supported the landing with continuous fire. And then a group of rangers on landing barges approached the shore and climbed the steep cliffs under the command of Colonel James E. Radder, seized the battery and fortifications on the shore. True, the battery turned out to be made of wood, and the sounds of shots simulated explosive packets! The real one was moved when one of the guns was destroyed, during a successful air raid, a few days ago, and it is his photograph that can be seen on the sites under the guise of a gun destroyed by the rangers. There is a statement that the rangers even found this moving battery and ammunition depot, oddly not guarded! Then blew up.
    If you ever find yourself at Pointe du Hoc, you will see what used to be a “lunar” landscape.
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      there was supposed to be a new coastal battery of Germans, but they installed the old French guns 155 mm, 1917 release.

      Classic doesn’t age! wink
      Moreover, the Allies served exactly the same guns: 155-mm mobile guns were in service with the Army Coast Defense and the Marine Corps Defense Battalions (for the army they worked from prepared positions with a round-mounted pedestal - the so-called Panama Mount). "Girlhood" these American guns were called Canon de 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) mle. 1917.
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    Omaha Beach, American Landing Area. Here the losses were catastrophic. A lot of drowned paratroopers. When 25-30 kg of equipment is hung on a person, and then forced to land in the water, where 2,5-3 meters to the bottom, fearing to get closer to the shore, instead of a fighter, you get a corpse. In the best case scenario, a demoralized man without weapons ... The commanders of barges carrying amphibious tanks forced them to land inland, being afraid to come close to the coast. Total of 32 tanks ashore 2, plus 3, which, the only captain who did not scare, landed directly ashore. The rest drowned due to unrest at sea and the cowardice of individual commanders. On the shore and in the water there was complete chaos, the soldiers stupidly rushed about the beach. Officers lost control of their subordinates. But still, there were those who were able to organize the survivors and start unsuccessfully opposing the Nazis.
    It was here that Theodore Roosevelt Jr. heroically fought, the son of President Theodore Roosevelt, who, like the deceased Jacob, the son of Stalin, did not want to hide at headquarters in the capital ... (Theodore Roosevelt Jr. died a month later from a heart attack).
  • Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 11: 55 New
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    They dragged on for a long time - it must be understood that until 1943 the Americans were very busy with Yap (after-less), but with the British they stopped the advance of the Germans in North Africa until mid-1943 - having achieved success in which the Germans would have been able to "raise" Turkey and be able to through Suez coordinate activities with the Japanese (in 1943 it was no longer relevant, but earlier it was quite) and beat the British Empire with plenty of it. From these events, we are separated by a year to 2 fronts - a landing operation of such scale and sophistication, with a level of support, concentration of troops and coordination of the actions of the allied forces - this is not crap for you. It was necessary to deliver fuel, ammunition and personnel to Britain, disorientate German intelligence as much as possible, take into account losses from submarines in logistics, it was necessary to carefully scout the Germans defenses in the entire direction of the strike, check and double-check this, scout out the location plans of the German reserve units (and their number ), aviation forces, to estimate the enemy’s logistic capabilities in terms of delivering long-range reinforcements. All of this should be taken into account in the plan and coordinate your aircraft so that these loopholes are cut off in time.
    Otherwise, even in 1944, a massacre could wait for the allies, and I remind you that the Germans already had the experience of a sharp blow on one side from transitions to defense on the other (World War I on the Eastern Front), no one wanted to repeat this with BB2.

    I also remind you that in 1943 the Luftwaffe was still dangerous - German tanks were still better than Western ones - finally the North African fired and experienced forces were freed from the Germans - so there really wasn’t any talk of opening a Second Front, if you could imagine the scale of the necessary training and problems. Could it be before? Perhaps they could, for a month or two, but I do not exclude that there were still weather factors and yes, politics, of course.
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      About long pulled
      ,,, they generally wanted to cancel.
      During the Tiger exercises in April 1944, several ships were sunk and damaged by "friendly fire" before landing, by German submarines. About 749 US troops were killed, among them ten high-ranking American officers with plans for the upcoming D-Day were lost !!!
      As a result, the operation was almost canceled until the bodies of all ten dead were found.
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      "of such scale and sophistication, the landing operation, with the level of support, troop concentration and coordination of the actions of the allied forces - this is not some kind of crap"
      see the comment above on the elaboration, support, etc.
      1. Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 17: 28 New
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        I will not say that everything went smoothly with them - however, it was the largest landing operation in history, against the enemy who knew about the preparation of this operation, given how well this very Omaha Beach shot through - everything could be much worse.
        In general, one should not forget that any landing operations, or even just moving large masses of people / equipment over long distances, in themselves, happen to lead to losses. Sanitary, psychological, technical. I can’t judge how “good” the Allies managed on a five-point or ten-point scale, how much they regretted their people, etc., but the matter burned out in the end, so it’s probably not for us to judge them for their humanity, considering our losses in Berlin or Prussia ..
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      "As for the long pull - it must be understood that until 1943 the Americans were very busy with yap (after-less)"
      conquered kysku or Iceland?
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      As an option, in the 43rd it was possible not to land in Italy. It is clear that they did not assume that Keselring and his lads would throw them a lyule. But Churchill’s version of the balkans or the same France could be more successful than Italy in the 43rd.
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        Knocking out Italy was advantageous for geographical and political reasons - the Italians showed their "highest military spirit" so visibly and regularly, they were so dubbed by everything and everything by 1943 that there was a logical calculation for the support of the local population (or at least not opposition). I can be mistaken, but because of the terrain and the terrain, the Germans could not use their main trump card — tank troops. With France, everything is much worse - both the area and proximity to German airfields, the population less tired of Nazi stuff (in 1943), an extensive and high-quality road network - all this promised more losses and risks, and listening to Uncle Churchill after the Dardanelles was kind of dumb. .
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          I agree, the logic was to quickly remove Italy from the war and roll right from the south directly into Germany. But they did not calculate their strength, like ours in the spring of the 42nd. I just say that there were options, and they were probably considered, and if the same cheerful Patton made decisions, he could play differently and the war would end earlier.
          By the way, how do you think the Germans had a chance to win the war? And at what point was the mistake?
          1. Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 18: 12 New
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            I don’t know if moderation will be regarded as PR - but I’ll stick a link to my Zen channel where I once drafted a solid article directly on this subject:
            https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5bfaeb4e83ae4500aa3dc23f/mog-li-gitler-vyigrat-vtoruiu-mirovuiu-voinu--5c82637bcc98b700b36ed657

            In short - I think I could. He had a whole year and huge resources to do this. However, instead of investing in stratobommers and banally organizing a fleet of the European Axis, Hitler relies on raw raids, the purpose of which was not to break the prom. England’s potential to influence its population. It was a mistake because the “bombardment of the population” was caused by bombings such as those carried out by the United States in Japan or the British themselves later in Germany — what the Luftwaffe did in England was not accurate enough, not massive enough and effective. They sprayed their strength, as a result of England there was enough morality and the will to fight back.
            Hitler's second mistake was betting on submarines on that scale. A submarine is a good tool, and very effective, but at that level of technology and given the overwhelming forces of the Allied naval fleet at sea - pretty soon they developed the means / tactics of dealing with the excessive threat from submarines - and the Germans had to build and build them, trying to catch up with the outgoing result.
            The shipbuilding capacities of the Allies were also incomparable with the German - and for the most part unattainable for them, so the enthusiasm for the submarines was the second failure of the Germans.
            These two points, which took time and German resources, with the right approach, could play a decisive role in the victory OR at least methodically crushing Britain with peace.
            Hitler's point of no return was at the time somewhat preceding the attack on the USSR (and even more so at the time he attacked). The Germans could have won before the start of the active phase of the “Battle for Britain” - better approaching the organization of this battle, just as they were preparing to strike France during the “Strange War”.
            1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 18: 42 New
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              Thanks for the interesting answer, I won’t get to the link, they blocked us in the yellow-black Yandex. I was glad that VO was not touched, the guys were great, they did not go too far in due time.
              By the way, Manstein was also outraged that the leadership did not expect a quick victory over France, so there were no plans to continue the war with England and reveled in victory for a month instead of active work. In your opinion, after June 22nd, the 41st there was definitely no chance? And if only two main attacks were the north (connection with the Finns) and the center (Moscow) during the defense in the south?
              1. Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 19: 34 New
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                I can not talk about the Eastern Front in isolation from what is happening around. For example, our heroic efforts practically did not affect American-English actions with Africa (at first) / Asia. Our successes were also not particularly influenced by the allied flotation system, as well as by the construction of strategic aviation by them. That is, from the end of the summer of 1942, the Allies in any case would begin strategic bombing of the industry / housing estate in Germany, after 1943 they would in any case begin to drive the Japanese. With North Africa, everything is not so obvious - what happened there influenced us, what happened with us influenced that front. There is food for thought.
                I highlighted all this because, regardless of the success or failure of the Germans in the USSR, these events would most likely have happened in the same way as they had happened, would have worked on an increasing scale, and in 1943+ would have reached very bad dynamics for the Germans.
                What could have happened differently with us? A thousand options. It is definitely possible to say that the Germans were exhausted at the Battle of Moscow at a brisk pace of blitz, uneven advance of the front, bad weather and growing focal resistance. They couldn’t take Moscow exactly at 100% —we still had the strength, a sort of Stalingrad would have come out — when the maximum that they could have captured most of the city — but to possess everything they wouldn’t have the strength and resources, we would have had forces and resources to at least oppose them. Our industry is already beyond the Urals but has not yet developed, the dem. Potential on our side is twofold - I think we would have constrained them at least until the spring with fierce city battles, in the worst of all situations. Further, there would probably be some stalemate in the situation and Hitler would either squeeze Moscow, or Leningrad, or strike in the South — we would already have enough forces to resist it at least more efficiently — and enough space to the Urals to not allow us to break us in the presence of political will and people. In 1942, the Germans began in the rear partisanship + tensions of North Africa + from the summer of the bombing of Germany + I am more than sure that Stalin is not the kind of person who would go to make peace. Thus, I suppose that even assuming that Leningrad fell in 1942 and managed to unite the front with the Finns, we still have a greater dem. potential, inaccessible industry, probably we would not have surrendered oil in 1942 either.
                I suppose that in 1942, in the worst possible scenario, we would still have resisted, holding down the main focus of the Wehrmacht and the Luftwaffe and causing damage to the enemy’s manpower.
                In 1943, the Germans were flooded from Africa - I think that this would have happened anyway, because the possibilities of the axis and allies in that region are incomparable - and suppose that at that moment the Germans, with their liberated forces, solve the problem with Moscow (if there is one) and Caucasian oil - in the yard the summer of 1943. The bombing of Germany intensifies, the dem.potential of Germany + Austria (at the beginning of the war 76 million) lost by then ~ 3.5 military and ~ 1 million civilians, but the Germans still need to occupy the Urals and keep the European part of the USSR in a huge front. At this time, they need to solve problems in Italy and Yugoslavia and endure raids, the US has been working on the atomic bomb for half a year, the Allied industry is at its peak (like their propaganda, which has already leaked information about the "death camps").
                At this point, Hitler has nothing to cover - the mobilization of various plankton and the replacement of ostarbeiters in Germany is already beginning. Plankton is not fighting as well as before, interruptions with alloying metals begin, partisans clung to the Soviet Union for thousands of kilometers - they don’t even think of signing the world. In general, I will not bore you further - the point is that before 1943 they could not have broken us logically, after 1943 Germany would have fiercely tolerated from the West and would have lost the lion's share of forces in the east by that time - in the worst case, the Germans would have finished It would be in the same 1945 by winter - just banally losing the opportunity to focus on such a large occupied territory and bleeding the army and air force.

                In the worst scenario, we would have lost Msk / Leningrad and Baku oil - more people by ~ 3-4 million, but we would not have left the war, I am more than sure.
                1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 19: 56 New
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                  Clear. You don’t consider a variant of the Brest Peace type along the Dnieper or along the Volga in the 41st, 42nd, do you think it was impossible because of Stalin’s conviction of the final victory? Then another option, if Hitler gave the go-ahead for the White Army (ROA +) mixed with his own? After which he could have brought a significant part of his units to the west, and would have managed to take out Mangomery in the same Africa before the approach of the Yankees. Would the Allies slip into the continent risking huge sacrifices and total failure, or would they agree on peace?
                  1. Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 20: 54 New
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                    I think that the years of water in the ears about the beastly grin of fascism were not in vain - given how many people at one time drank from the party and the command staff with the phrase "fascist agent and accomplice," Joseph would have risked himself to fall under such a wording, or at least It would be fiercely misunderstood by the millions of relatives of the deceased / prisoners. Even considering what dodgers sat in the Soviet agitprop, it’s hard for me to imagine how they would have turned out in this situation. The truce between the ultra-left and the ultra-right is nonsense. Hitler hoped to break the "colossus with feet of clay" ideologically, well, peace talks or thinking about it would be the shortest way to this. And all the CPSU (b) understood this. And these people also knew what they were doing with them when a communist or commissar was captured by the Germans. So I think they would fight to the last. Another question is that it is possible at some point the military could get rid of Stalin - if (yes :-) there would be some major surrenders like Msk / Leningrad. However, I think this is an extremely unlikely scenario.
                    All ambitious people not affiliated with the party were very well weighed, and dissatisfaction with communism still does not make them a fiery organizer, and all the more difficult to compete with many years of high-quality brainwashing for Soviet people.
                    It doesn’t matter what Stalin was convinced of - only we learned to hold back the German military machine, even tactically - we felt a certain limit of enemy strength - and then took it with pressure until we could take it with pressure and tactics.
                    Our military had very vague ideas about German opportunities - someone ectropolised the Spanish experience, someone drank their experience of the First World and Civil, intellectual theorists for real and mythical conspiracies and "cringing before the German", but for the rest it was vitally important in the first months of the war, get used to the real German and get an idea of ​​his capabilities, which frankly did not much advertise in the USSR before the war.

                    The White Army at that time was already +24 (from the moment of the revolution), that is, in general, the killer whales were far from boys, over 45. Many had already grown fat and bad habits, managed to hate each other and crawl along different interpretative currents . Those of them who could be considered standing military theorists were over 60 and for the most part even these people had little sense in the character of World War II, and would be useless to the Germans.

                    ROA is like more than a million bayonets, but the devil is in the details. There was a deidiologized vinaigrette, hidden Socialist-Revolutionaries, hidden monarchists, unkempt fists, national minorities and different religions, mixed with not the most motivated fighters, often cowards and alarmists - all of these people were united only by German supplies and the alternative to rot in the camp. The Germans better approach to the separation of these people on political or other grounds - perhaps it would be good. But they saw in them a proxy rabble for security and punitive functions, and when they realized it was too late.

                    When I read about all these North African ordeals, there was always a feeling that the whole German operation was, I apologize "pulled by the balls" - starting from the thread through which all these forces were supplied, how miserable the Italians were, how sad and sparingly in Berlin, they took this venture, and ended up with frankly worthless work of transport aircraft and a weak study of Arabs by German intelligence. Rommel worked contrary to what is called. A strategy cannot be built on driving bolts and aprons - so that in Africa then the “shot” would need to solve a bunch of related tasks in the Mediterranean, and still take Mussolini well for the gills. The Germans did not dig deep - and got what was to be expected.
                    1. Alexey RA 8 June 2020 19: 53 New
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                      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
                      You can’t build a strategy on driving bolts and apron - so that in Africa then the “shot” would need to solve a bunch of related tasks in the Mediterranean, and still take Mussolini well for the gills.

                      It was necessary to take Rommel's headquarters for the gills. In order not to carry goods to the front line in the desert with Tripoli-Tobruk or Tunisia-Tobruk shoulder. If you need to advance along the coast, you need to capture ports and organize supplies by sea. And do not drive thousands of trucks that will devour more fuel than they deliver.
                      After all, Romel had already reached the edge - he wanted to pick up trucks from the backlash. Apparently, in order to finally facilitate desert aviation the task of knocking out German supply columns and as a result to get even the least at the front.
                      How much supply was delivered to Africa in Braghadin? 1500-2500 tons per day? Three times more than Paulus’s army needed in winter ...
                      1. Knell wardenheart 8 June 2020 20: 58 New
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                        Adolf did not want to build a “world Reich” at all, as it is now fashionable to fantasize in the style of “alternative history”. Either he, or his whole gang, at some intuitive level, understood that the piece was too big, even for “beyond people”. For this, the action in Africa was largely impromptu, luck and reflection - of course there was a desire to tie the hands of the British, but when I read the chapters of Kesselring’s memoirs in the book “The Results of the Second World War. Conclusions of the Vanquished” (I recommend it by the way) - I don’t this feeling left that the idea smacked of the adventurous spirit of the beginning of World War II.
                        Even if you remove all these Goering intrigues and the usual paper problems between the metropolis and the secondary front of actions, they did not see the potential in Berlin to squeeze the situation itself, they did not see it ..
                  2. Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 21: 17 New
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                    I think the Allies would have snooped around - the balances of the Polish Government, the “Fighting France”, various committees of Czech-Belgians and offended European monarchs constantly ate bald spots there in London, the British themselves burned a chair with a jet recalling bombs over London, all these Fau and Dunkirk. Across the ocean, Uncle Sam wanted to get into post-war Europe with a myriad of his goods and services, to catch up with the Great Depression. The Germans would have held out - they could have gotten Fat Man 2.0 down to some Ruhr district (in the worst case, of course). And then do not forget that in the summer of 1944 there was already an attempt on Hitler, albeit unsuccessful but - these were the bells that the generals were extremely dissatisfied with the activities of Adolf Aloizovich and the war without end. Who knows - drag on everything - maybe they would move the old man (Goering, Himmler, who knows ..) - and would surrender the whole household (for example, according to the Japanese scenario or its variations). It is difficult to argue how it could be, there were negotiations in Bern and dissatisfied rustling in Berlin, and a pro-German party in Britain - at least I think the Allies had the opportunity to cut down the dem cool. and industrial potential of Germany and cause fermentation in its political elite. Given the Ardennes, it’s hard for me to speculate on what “could have been” if the Allies had been dealing with the Reich a year before, or had Kursk not happened. But considering the not-so-healthy state of the top of the Reich (Goering, Hitler, Goebbels), corruption and theft that grew in the SS, the general growing collapse in the supply of materials / fuel and, most importantly, a drop in the quality of products at all levels due to endless mobilization and reorganization of production - and the fact that Adolf Aloizovich and his mossy friends even in 1944 were terrible retrogrades who did not believe in either an atomic bomb or missile defense -> well, I think that the Reich was doomed to stagnate in the face of overwhelming quantitative power. No options.
                    1. Tuzik 7 June 2020 21: 26 New
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                      You need to write articles in VO. It was interesting to read.
                      1. Knell wardenheart 7 June 2020 21: 33 New
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                        Thank you) Yes, it turned out from the institute that I’m still clogging this topic up, I’m reading memoirs, I’ve always been wondering "what would happen if" or "if you could not be strong", etc.
                        I’ve already thought about it) But I can’t say that I’m rummaging around so that serious people write: D They’ll lift me up for a pitchfork heh) We’ll take a look) The topic is really extensive, unfortunately we have a lot of “taboos” in our country and things that should not be touched, what is not welcomed to think about, which should not be called into question, etc. This saddens me as a person who prefers to call a spade a spade and appreciates the truth more than a proudly raised nose.
        2. Alexey RA 8 June 2020 19: 46 New
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          Knocking out Italy was beneficial for geographical and political reasons.

          Knocking out primarily Italy was provided for by the pre-war plan of action. After the ABC-1 conference in 1941, the United States adopted the following main postulates of its strategic plans for a future war (references to them as the basis are in all plans, even in the Pacific WPO):
          Main theater of operations: European on land, Atlantic at sea.
          The primary goal of the war: to knock out the weakest link of the Axis - Italy.
          The United States is responsible for MOT and the Philippines, for Southeast Asia is Britain.


          In addition, in 1942 the United States had an army only in North Africa, in 1943 - only in Italy.
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            Well, Americans have always loved to build some sort of abstract theoretical plans. I think there wasn’t much value in their calculations in 1941, their society and military machine were very poorly prepared for war in principle, and before Italy they were then before the Caucasus)
            The British thought more practical, the sword of Damocles over Suez did not let them sleep at night))
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              Quote: Knell Wardenheart
              Well, Americans have always loved to build some sort of abstract theoretical plans. I think not much value in their calculations in 1941 was

              The Americans conducted the war on maintenance almost according to pre-war plans. "Day of shame." of course. blurred the picture - but not by much. Anyway, before the readiness of the marine corps divisions, an attack on maintenance would not have begun - and this is the second half of 1942 anyway. The marines had an hellish mess in 1940-1941, caused by the deployment of brigades in the division with the parallel formation of the marines of the defense battalions - personnel no, permanent deployment centers and training centers are expanding hastily, there are not enough weapons, and the readiness of new orders still needs to be waited.
              Quote: Knell Wardenheart
              their society and the military machine were very poorly prepared for war in principle, and before Italy they were then before the Caucasus)

              And this was taken into account: while America is building an army, it helps Britain with its air power - the Army Air Force.
              And the FDR began to prepare for war back in 1938, if not earlier - systematically increasing the army, military and civilian fleet. Sooner or later, this gun should have fired. smile
              1. Knell wardenheart 9 June 2020 11: 34 New
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                Well, for maintenance, I have no doubt that they were planning, it was hard not to notice the painstaking Japanese work from the 1920s under the creation of a fleet that clearly exceeded their need for a purely Asian region.
                I’m talking about Europe and the Mediterranean - you know how it happens, they retroactively “rule” the story on the topic “we were getting ready and were ready”, well, like the image of the authorities, all things .. well, I always had a feeling that Hitler’s success was No one was ready for France, in principle, as well as for success in Poland. Further, of course, it was possible to calculate the industrial capacity of the German military machine - through the parameters of the fuel produced, the productivity of shipbuilding and aircraft factories - with a certain degree of error.
                It was possible to calculate the approximate ambitions of the Reich through the possibilities of logistics - but, for example, to calculate that they would refuse to design strategic aircraft to suppress England - it would be difficult to calculate ..
                What Italy would blow to Greece was also not painful. That the Iraq will not "burn out" the rebellion.
                That Hitler will not be able to “pick up” Franco or throw him off, given the help from the Germans in the GV .. I will not argue with you about the facts, it’s just a question of “conformity” of the American pre-war (and the initial period of the war) estimates and, in general, the degree of vision of the uncle Sam always caused me a lot of skepticism ..
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                  Quote: Knell Wardenheart
                  That Hitler will not be able to “raise” Franco or throw him, given the help from the Germans in the GV ..

                  But this was calculated at a time.
                  Although, there was no need to even calculate there: Spain sat tightly on food supplies from America. The Reich could not replace them - in Germany, meat rations were cut exactly at that time, and the grain deficit was planned to be offset by future robbery of the USSR.
                  So Franco had a wide choice: either conditional neutrality and the preservation of power, or to take the side of the Reich - and get hunger, riots and the continuation of the Civil War (the control of caudillo over Spain in 1941 was a ghostly thing).
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 12: 12 New
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    The reality is this: the troops were commanded by Rommel, who, even in Africa, seeing what was going on in the USSR, shared with his subordinate thoughts that the Communists should not be lost and that it was necessary to surrender to America and others like it ... As a result, the approaching landing knew! Not only did he know, but he did everything so that the landing was successful! Hence the bewildering facts, both with wooden guns, and in general with a complete lack of resistance! Most likely he infected the same thoughts with his subordinates. Before the D-day, he himself left for Berlin. In addition, his chief of staff left for Paris! And the STRICT order was given to the troops not to do ANYTHING without a command! And since there was no one to command, they did not undertake)))). Missed EVEN allies airborne landing! Only one officer disobeyed the order, it was the Omaha landing zone! ))) laughing
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  • Courier 7 June 2020 14: 09 New
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    Stalin admired the landing, and here his fans mercilessly crap Day D.
    Heh.
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      "Stalin admired the landing"
      Is it when the facts are?
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    Reading some comments, one cannot stop wondering how their authors have not yet said that there was no Second Front at all, and we fought alone, and the Allies helped the Germans with weapons and money .. They have already been blamed for everything else. And after that we discuss the understatement of the role of the Soviet army in the war! A useful thing is a mirror.
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      Road spoon for dinner laughing
      1. Iris 7 June 2020 16: 52 New
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        Road spoon for dinner

        I don’t know how legitimate the rebuke against the Americans is, but he is definitely not fair with respect to Britain, which entered the war before us. London was bombed for eight months. Well, how would all these bombs, as well as fau 1 and 2, along with escort fighters fly not to London, but to our side? .. Plus submarines, plus Rommel with his hull, who did not meet resistance in Africa .. From the side Britain was more than tangible military assistance. Apparently, the Germans also believed that the theater of war immediately received the name of the Western Front.
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          Quote: Iris
          Road spoon for dinner

          I don’t know how legitimate the rebuke against the Americans is, but he is definitely not fair with respect to Britain, which entered the war before us. London was bombed for eight months. Well, how would all these bombs, as well as fau 1 and 2, along with escort fighters fly not to London, but to our side? .. Plus submarines, plus Rommel with his hull, who did not meet resistance in Africa .. From the side Britain was more than tangible military assistance. Apparently, the Germans also believed that the theater of war immediately received the name of the Western Front.

          In Africa, how did they help there? laughing Oh, and then to compose how in the sands of the Sahara "heroically" saved the Tuaregs? laughing
          1. Iris 7 June 2020 17: 15 New
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            In Africa, at the cost of heavy losses, they held and exhausted the Rommel Corps, one of the most talented German generals. As a result, the corps surrendered in the 43rd.
    2. aglet 7 June 2020 17: 11 New
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      "Reading some comments, one cannot stop wondering how their authors have not yet said that there was no Second Front at all, and we fought alone, and the Allies helped the Germans with weapons and money .."
      no, that you, there was a second front, from June 6, 1944, when the Allies realized that Stalin would defeat the Germans even without them and reach the lamb. it was then that they rushed to share the victory. And as for the money, Yusashka delivered gasoline to Spain to their very end, built them an Opel automobile plant in German, in Amersky-GM. communication there, gasoline additives for aviation, a lot of things. and yes, they fought
      1. Iris 7 June 2020 20: 03 New
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        The fundamental decision to open the Second Front was made at the Tehran Conference, and this is the 43rd year. You won’t open the front in two days .. Although yes, they could have been faster. But it should be noted that the British had been at war with the Germans since the 39th year and were pulling great forces over themselves. And where would these forces go from the first day of the attack on the Soviet Union? To the Eastern Front. Question: in this case the Allies would have a chance to understand that "Stalin, and without them, will defeat the Germans and reach the lamb"? And what would this chance cost us?
        1. aglet 8 June 2020 18: 00 New
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          "But it should be noted that the British had been at war with the Germans since the 39th year and were pulling great forces over themselves."
          they didn’t draw so much force — in Europe until mid-1944 — they only evacuated, leaving all the equipment and heavy weapons to the Germans, and in Africa they fought a little, with Italians, Germans and French, not in a hurry.
          "During the negotiations of the People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs V. Molotov with British Prime Minister W. Churchill and US President F. Roosevelt in May-June 1942, an agreement was reached on the creation of a second front in Western Europe in 1942. However, shortly after the negotiations Western leaders decided to reconsider their previous commitments and postpone the opening of the second front Only during the Tehran Conference in November-December 1943 the question of the timing of the opening of the second front was decided.Allies agreed to land their troops in France in May 1944. (Information source - Portal History.RF, https://histrf.ru/lenta-vremeni/event/view/otkryt-vtoroi-front) "
          the question of the second front was raised much earlier than the Tehran conference, and the Allies even agreed to open it, but then changed their minds, what if Hitler wins, and we will invest the money in vain? and only when the Allies realized that "Stalin would defeat the Germans and reach the lamb without them," did they open a second front.
          "where would these forces go from the first day of the attack on the Soviet Union? On the Eastern Front"
          not necessarily, Hitler could well have put them on the conquest of England, when he realized that the Angles would not ally with him
      2. Nikolai Miracles 8 June 2020 05: 20 New
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        The second front was from December 7, 1941. It was opened by Japan.
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 16: 25 New
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    Quote: Gennady Fomkin
    The reality is this: the troops were commanded by Rommel, who, even in Africa, seeing what was going on in the USSR, shared with his subordinate thoughts that the Communists should not be lost and that it was necessary to surrender to America and others like it ... As a result, the approaching landing knew! Not only did he know, but he did everything so that the landing was successful! Hence the bewildering facts, both with wooden guns, and in general with a complete lack of resistance! Most likely he infected the same thoughts with his subordinates. Before the D-day, he himself left for Berlin. In addition, his chief of staff left for Paris! And the STRICT order was given to the troops not to do ANYTHING without a command! And since there was no one to command, they did not undertake)))). Missed EVEN allies airborne landing! Only one officer disobeyed the order, it was the Omaha landing zone! ))) laughing

    Generally littered with corpses
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 16: 26 New
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    Stalin admired the landing, and here his fans mercilessly crap Day D.
    Heh.

    Give me if you can? laughing. A week after the landing began, in response to a question from the Pravda newspaper correspondent, Stalin said:

    “Summing up the results of the seven-day battles, it is possible to say without hesitation that the extensive forcing of the English Channel and the massive landing of the Allied landing forces in the north of France were completely successful. This is undoubtedly the brilliant success of our allies.

    It is impossible not to admit that the history of wars does not know any other similar event in terms of breadth of design, grandeur of scale and mastery of execution.

    As you know, the “invincible” Napoleon at one time shamefully failed with his plan to force the English Channel and capture the British Isles. Hysterical Hitler, who had boasted for two years that he would force the English Channel, did not dare even make an attempt to carry out his threat. Only the British and American troops managed to implement with honor the grandiose plan of forcing the English Channel and mass landing of airborne troops.

    History will mark this matter as an achievement of a higher order. "

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    1. aglet 7 June 2020 17: 14 New
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      "History will mark this matter as an achievement of a higher order."
      just a statement of fact and support for the allies, who finally decided. well, so as not to frighten laughing
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 16: 32 New
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    Quote: Gennady Fomkin
    The reality is this: the troops were commanded by Rommel, who, even in Africa, seeing what was going on in the USSR, shared with his subordinate thoughts that the Communists should not be lost and that it was necessary to surrender to America and others like it ... As a result, the approaching landing knew! Not only did he know, but he did everything so that the landing was successful! Hence the bewildering facts, both with wooden guns, and in general with a complete lack of resistance! Most likely he infected the same thoughts with his subordinates. Before the D-day, he himself left for Berlin. In addition, his chief of staff left for Paris! And the STRICT order was given to the troops not to do ANYTHING without a command! And since there was no one to command, they did not undertake)))). Missed EVEN allies airborne landing! Only one officer disobeyed the order, it was the Omaha landing zone! ))) laughing

    Connoisseurs of history from Liberda ran laughing
    1. aviator6768 7 June 2020 17: 51 New
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      Especially the liberda, and EVERYTHING is from the mask (well, apparently, they are more satisfying there), ONE was and was called his Moscow for the entire service, they were always called that ... You know. What military equipment struck me the most in my youth .. .. Steam engine based on Ga3-66 ... After processing pea jacket. And so on. - slept like a baby for the first time month. so lice got ... And tell me about the supply, cola, diapers and so on ... I won’t even laugh - I disdain ...
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 16: 42 New
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    It was interesting to read about some facts that were not included in the school textbooks of France. This is not in the film "The Longest Day" (The longest day), nor in the film about the salvation of the soldier Ryan. Namely, the students are not told that: 1 .Most soldiers were under the influence of drugs or were drunk (exactly like in 1914) laughing 2. A lot of people urinated and wound themselves up from fear, which made them stink badly. 3 The American troops consisted mostly of blacks (there were about 50 of them), and their name was “the segregated.” 000 They were refused participation in the Elysee Fields in order to "whitewash" the image of the American army; in this war against racism, high-ranking American leaders behaved like ordinary Puppeteers.4 General Leclerc’s second division was also “bleached” at the request of the Americans, who did not want at least one black to participate in the liberation of Paris .5 There were 6 concentration camps in France: but they only talk about Drancy, where something like a museum was created.

    Tens of thousands of Frenchmen were security guards, served as overseers in barracks, castles and sanatoriums where prisoners were located, in barracks built by prisoners.
    The conditions of detention were very difficult: cold in winter, heat in summer, common latrines on the street, lice and fleas, cockroaches, epidemics of all kinds, ill-treatment and malnutrition.
    Prisoners fought for potato husks or cabbage stalks; sometimes baby food consisted of a bucket full of chicken bones. 8 The number of victims of the French civilian population ranges between 20 and 000 according to historians, which is two to three times more deaths than all of the bombing in London, which lasted eight months . 50% of the destruction of the entire Second World War in France happened during the liberation of the country (June 000 - August 65.)

    Compare these figures with a 20% loss during the Battle of France (May-June 1940) when 3 civilians were killed
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    - The wives of German soldiers shot at the Americans, as a result of which some French civilians mistaken for snipers were shot on the spot by American soldiers; Hundreds of the Nazis were shot when they left the bunkers with their hands up; but others were given cigarettes or chocolate in exchange for surrender; Some of the soldiers robbed the corpses, for example, pulled off their golden teeth with a bayonet-knife; sometimes the Fritz was still alive when his gums were cut; the Germans, for their part, did not take anyone prisoner (for example, parachutists wounded upon landing just cut their throats); Some particularly fanatical German soldiers pretended to surrender, and then fired with the cries of “Heil Hitler,” after which they were turned into a sieve, of course; many, however, simply committed suicide in bunkers, like the Japanese;
    In the weeks after the landing in Normandy, the German defense often consisted of teenagers 13-17 years old. Surrendering, they wept, and the French beat them to death .- In the Wehrmacht, deserters were rare, because this was followed by the death penalty. In the US Army, only one soldier was executed for desertion - Eddie Slovik. American soldiers mocked (not quite undeservedly, by the way) the French. Strong fighters, these Frenchies. Where do they go when they need to die for their homeland? Do you think they would Let's go die for Arkansas?
    Can you imagine how they land in Miami to save Florida? - I quote American "liberators"
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    https://topwar.ru/media/ laughing
  • aviator6768 7 June 2020 17: 44 New
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    Of the 177 infantry divisions (including mountain rifle and light infantry), only I divisions remained in Norway, 23 divisions in Western Europe, 5 divisions in the southeast, one in Africa and one in Germany. The remaining 136 were on the Eastern Front. All 11 motorized infantry divisions were in the East. Of the 25 panzer divisions, 19 were on the Eastern Front and only one division was in Norway, 3 in the West and 2 in Africa. Of the 8 SS and police divisions, 6 were in Germany, and the remaining 2 were in the East. All 12 so-called security divisions were also in the East.
  • Gennady Fomkin 7 June 2020 18: 14 New
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    In Africa, at the cost of heavy losses, they held and exhausted the Rommel Corps, one of the most talented German generals. As a result, the corps surrendered in the 43rd.

    Worn out the case? belay laughing The whole British army? laughing Romel case: Composition:


    5th Light Division (then renamed 21st Panzer Division) (5. Leichte Division, 21. Panzer-Division)
    15th Panzer Division (15. Panzer-Division) - since May 1941
    300th Special Purpose Battalion Oasis (Oasen-Bataillon zbV 300)
    605th anti-tank battalion (Panzerjäger-Abteilung (mot) 605)
    606th Air Defense Battalion (Flak-Abteilung (mot) 606)
    Communications Battalion (Nachrichten-Abteilung (mot) 475)
    supply battalion (Nachschub-Bataillon (mot) 572)
    Water Battalion (Wasserversorgungs Bataillon (mot) 580)
    reconnaissance motorized company (Aufklärungs Kompanie (mot) 580)
    reserve battalion (Feldersatz Bataillon 598)
    reserve battalion (Feldersatz Bataillon 599) laughing Only then did German tanks magically appear at Manstein on the eastern front laughing 40000?
    1. Iris 7 June 2020 19: 43 New
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      The whole British army?


      Not “the whole British”, of course, but the 8th British Army.
      Composition :
      5th British, 10th British, 13th British, 30th British, 1st Canadian, 2nd Polish Corps.

      Rommel’s formations were the most combat-ready on the Middle East theater, but Rommel wasn’t alone. The Axis forces included two Italian armies - the 5th Army (General Gariboldi, eight Italian divisions and one Libyan) and the 10th Army (General Guidi, one Libyan and four Italian divisions). Total number of troops: 236 thousand people, 1800 guns and 315 aircraft.
      But most importantly, Rommel was a truly experienced and talented military leader. Here is how the author of the article "Rommel's African Campaign" speaks about him:
      I can conclude that the German units in North Africa fought against the allies (the British, Scots, Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans) very skillfully with the limited resources, supplies, and unreliability of the Italian allies. If we compare the military talents of British generals and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, then this is a confrontation between administrators who skillfully controlled the superior forces and supply flows with the commander. It’s not in vain that Erwin Rommel was nicknamed “Desert Fox”, it was the general with a capital letter of the word. Not being an expert in the field of tank warfare — and he was an infantryman by profession, he wrote, in particular, the book “Infantry Attacks” about the role of infantry in the First World War — fighting in difficult conditions, the German General confronted the superior forces of the Allies for two years, and barely did not capture Egypt, its tanks were only 100 km from Alexandria.
  • veritas 7 June 2020 18: 30 New
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    Thank you allies of course .. but it would have looked more worthy if help had not come at the end of the war, when it was already clear that the Red Army defeated the enemy, but in 42, well, or in '43. How many lives of our soldiers could be saved.
    1. Tuzik 8 June 2020 00: 08 New
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      So at 43m they landed on the continent, in Italy, they just got stuck there.
    2. Nikolai Miracles 8 June 2020 05: 17 New
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      Japan opened a second front on December 7, 1941, attacking Pearl Harbor.
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    Here I became a witness to the conversation, specialists who came to Russia to work: American and German. The American began to rant that it was the United States that freed Europe from Hitler 75 years ago. “Killed” the German’s response: “Yes, you and the British without Russians were not even able to attack Berlin!” It was about the events of January 12, 1945 ... laughing