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The battle of Stalingrad forced to rewrite the manuals for snipers

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The battle of Stalingrad forced to rewrite the manuals for snipers

When it comes to street battles, when battles are literally for every piece of land, for every stone, combined arms tactics often fades into the background. What is called the individual skill and motivation of an individual fighter comes into play. You can plan for a long time to take this or that section of the street, a specific building, but in the end, these plans can break up against violent resistance.


This is approximately how events developed in Stalingrad. The city stood to the last. Every centimeter of earth is bullets, fragments. Every stone is hot with fire, even in the cold of winter.

In such a situation, the opposition of snipers begins to play a special role. After all, it happens that the work of a sniper in such combat conditions, when events unfold in a limited area with urban development, can give a greater result than an attack by a whole group of infantrymen, even with the support tanks.

The confrontation between Soviet and German snipers in Stalingrad is a separate page of the military stories... And the Battle of Stalingrad itself in relation to the sniper confrontation forced to rewrite textbooks and manuals for sniper shooters. Previous norms were and the rules were crossed out. Including this is described in the video.

Video on the channel "Memories of a Soldier":

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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 13 October 2020 16: 45 New
    +4
    IN. the video here is not very ... But the exploits of our people are not discussed !!!
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 13 October 2020 16: 56 New
    0
    Life always makes adjustments to instructions and plans! The war is rewriting the statutes, definitely!
    The city is a hero, a bright page in the glorious history of our people.
    1. matross
      matross 13 October 2020 19: 05 New
      +2
      The sun rises in the east, it's cold in Greenland, together we are strong! Definitely! wassat
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 13 October 2020 20: 27 New
        0
        A valuable addition, plus for sure.
  3. yehat2
    yehat2 13 October 2020 17: 01 New
    0
    But isn't the curved bolt handle on the rifle of a soldier in the form of the Red Army - this is not part of the bolt from the Mauser?
    About tactics. Before that, somehow, there were no major battles without the massive use of heavy weapons in the development, which sharply reduces the distance.
    Therefore, infantry infiltration became the only way to fight.
    Hence, reliable cover, camouflage and fleeting battles at very close range became paramount. The range has become less important.
    And the sniper performed the role of artillery and machine guns, not allowing to stick out.
    1. matross
      matross 13 October 2020 17: 08 New
      +6
      Quote: yehat2
      But isn't the curved bolt handle on the rifle of a soldier in the form of the Red Army - this is not part of the bolt from the Mauser?

      No. This is a sniper sample of the Mosin rifle.
    2. mat-vey
      mat-vey 13 October 2020 17: 25 New
      0
      Quote: yehat2
      About tactics. Before that, somehow, there were no major battles without the massive use of heavy weapons in the development, which sharply reduces the distance.

      During the Great Patriotic War, Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Chuikov faced a daunting task: he was instructed to stop the sixth field army under the leadership of Walter von Reichenau, whose power was five times greater than the strength of Soviet soldiers. This was told by his grandson Nikolai Chuikov.
      The Soviet commander noticed that the Germans were working according to a clearly worked out plan.
      “First, the aviation rises into the air, a powerful bomb strike is delivered. Then the artillery turns on. Troops are moving, tanks are moving, infantry is on the move, ”the marshal's grandson listed.
      So, it turned out that if you exclude any type of technique, then the attack breaks. Then Chuikov urged to reduce the trenches to 50 meters and gave the command to "attach" to the Germans. As a result, when the Germans began to bomb, it turned out that they were killing their own.
      During the storming of Berlin, heavy weapons were used to the full in building - they even strove for this ...
      1. matross
        matross 13 October 2020 18: 00 New
        +5
        Quote: mat-vey
        XNUMXth Field Army led by Walter von Reichenau,

        Reichenau died in January 1942. And with Chuikov (then far from being a Marshal of the Soviet Union) in Stalingrad he did not fight.
        What is this cranberry anyway ?!
        1. mat-vey
          mat-vey 13 October 2020 18: 09 New
          +1
          Quote: matRoss
          What is this cranberry anyway ?!

          This is "Zvezda" .... The foremost stronghold of patriotic education ...
          And naturally Paulus commanded ...
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 13 October 2020 17: 33 New
      +1
      Quote: yehat2
      But isn't the curved bolt handle on the rifle of a soldier in the form of the Red Army - this is not part of the bolt from the Mauser?

      This is a bolt from a sniper mosinka. The original straight handle rested against the sight - so I had to bend it.
  4. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 13 October 2020 17: 37 New
    +2
    Great feat of the Soviet People!
  5. NF68
    NF68 15 October 2020 16: 43 New
    +1
    The Germans began rewriting their sniper manuals shortly after the attack on the USSR as it turned out that the Red Army snipers were better trained than the Germans.
    1. mat-vey
      mat-vey 17 October 2020 07: 15 New
      0
      Let's take new rifles

      Take new rifles,
      bayonet flags!
      And with a song
      in rifle
      let's go mugs.
      Time,
      two!
      All
      in a row!
      In
      ed
      from-
      row.
      When
      blizzard war
      will come again -
      we must be able to aim
      be able to shoot.
      Sha-
      guy
      round
      what!
      Goal-
      Xia
      Ray-
      she!
      And if he moves the armies
      my country -
      we will
      orderlies
      in all battles.
      Ra-
      nyat
      in le-
      su.
      to their
      them
      sleep-
      su.
      Silent reconnaissance -
      quiet leg -
      behind a stone
      and behind a branch
      find the enemy.
      Floor-
      zu
      day,
      night
      mo-
      them
      by-
      to be able.
      New rifles shine,
      on them
      checkboxes.
      We are with a song
      in rifle
      go mugs.
      Time,
      two!
      Under-
      row!
      Sha-
      guy,
      from-
      row!

      1927
  6. Storm Uesugi
    Storm Uesugi 25 October 2020 05: 14 New
    0
    but no one thought of making a 12-caliber rifle to outrun competitors,
    and for some reason there were no bipods - surprising
    as a result, the German machine guns on the machine tools and with potika were cooler than snipe rifles