🇩🇪🇷🇺 THE BATTLE OF STALINGRAD 🇩🇪🇷🇺 IV/VII - OPERATION URANUS - ZHUKOV’S TRICK
Against the advice of his generals, Hitler made Stalingrad the main objective. He threw his best units towards the city and continuously depleted his flanks. They placed poorly equipped Romanian and Italian troops on the flanks.
The Soviets still had important bridgeheads 200km North and 100km South of Stalingrad. They intended to use them to encircle the city with a double envelopment. Zhukov used the same tactic against the Japanese at Khalkin Gol in 1939.
The primary objective was to cut off the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. In case of success, continue the offensive and cut off German Army Group A in the Caucasus by taking Rostov.
Early November, the Soviets amassed troops at both ends of Stalingrad. Stalin also launched an offensive against the German salient near Moscow, but it ended disastrously. However, this reassured Hitler in believing that his flanks in Stalingrad were secure. To ensure being undetected, the Soviets consistently moved units at night and released fake radio orders. However, the Germans knew that an offensive approached, but didn’t think their enemies could organize two simultaneous offensives at the same time.
On November 19th, 1,134,800 Soviets attack 430,000 German and Romanian units. In one day, the Soviets penetrated the Romanian frontline North and South of Stalingrad. Five days later, the two Soviet spearheads met at Kalach, officially encircling the city.
Nonetheless, the Soviet offensive didn’t reach all its objectives. Many German units managed to retreat in order and established new defensive positions. Additionally, they managed to slow down the Soviet advance and the trapped 6th army fell back and consolidated its positions.
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An M4A1 Sherman "Rhino" tank from the 3rd Armored Division, 33rd Armor Regiment, moves through the hedgerows to the frontlines during the opening days of Operation Luttich, which was a German counter-offensive, near Mortain, France, August 7th, 1944. The M4 Sherman "Rhino" variant was specially designed by American engineers in the field for punching holes into hedgerow. Many other alternatives were tested by the tank was the most cost effective and had relatively good results in the field. They greatly helped Allied troops advancing through the walls of hedgerows that laced almost ever meter of the Normandy countryside. Inadequate numbers were unfortunately produced but for those who received the "Rhino", it became an invaluable asset. I'd like to wish all of followers a very happy Thanksgiving. I will most likely be doing a special post on it today. Feedback and ideas for this account are always recommended and encouraged so feel free to leave them in the comments! Thank you.
Six German soldiers in a trench with a Maschinengewehr 08; according to the original caption they are a mere 40 metres from the British line. The MG 08 as it was otherwise known, weighed 69kg, was 1,175 mm long and had a rate of fire of 500-600 rounds per minute. This water-cooled machine gun was the standard of the German Army during World War 1. It required a four man crew and had a maximum firing range of 3,500 metres, though its effective firing range was 2000 metres.
One of the soldiers also appears to be ready to throw a Stielhandgranate - literally meaning ‘stalk hand grenade.’ It too was standard issue for German soldiers in the First World War, and it was commonly referred to as a stick grenade or ‘potato masher’ in British Army slang, due to its distinctive shape.
قرص ماه کامل است
ولی ما فکر همه چیز را کرده ایم
این پیام را برای زندانیان بفرست
ما امشب فرار خواهیم کرد
و هنگامی که صدای نواخته شدن ضربه ای
سراسیمه را بر در شنیدید
تمام وسایلتان را جمع کنید
و چیزی را بر جای نگذارید
هی بچه ها ما امشب خواهیم گریخت
بسوی دیوار پیش بروید و فرار کنید
ما خسته و رنجور گشته ایم
از بس که شنیدیم دنیا در حال نابودی است
پس باید کاری در حق سران انجام بدهیم
قبل از این که برویم
بگذارآنها را در یک اطاق جمعشان کنیم، بله
و بجان هم بیندازیمشان
و اوضاعشان را درهم و برهم کنیم
کار دیگری بافی نمانده است
هی بچه ها ما امشب فرار می کنیم
به آن سوی دیوار
به سمت دیوار به پیش بروید و فرار کنید
در را باز کن ، در را باز کن، بگذار بروم ، می خواهم که بروم
این دنیای ما نیز هست
هی بچه ها ما امشب خواهیم گریخت
بسوی دیوار به پیش بروید و بگریزید
هرچه بخواهید بشما خواهیم بخشید
هی بچه ها ما امشب خواهیم گریخت
بسوی دیوار به پیش بروید و فرار کنید
دلمان برایتان تنگ خواهد شد بیش از آنکه که قادر به گفتنش باشیم
The United Kingdom before WW2 told #Germany not to invade #poland . But Hitler still carried out his plan and invaded Poland. The #uk had no other choice but to declare war. For years during the war the British people were scared that they were going to invaded by the Germans. But when the soviets began to win on the eastern front and the Americans joining the allies they began to plan an invasion of Germany. Known as dday the British played an important role on the beach, taking their beaches gold and sword. The British had their general who served in Africa and Europe. His name was Montgomery. Finally they pushed back the Germans to Berlin and germans finally surrendered. After the war Britain began to lose all of its colony. But despite this their old dominions and colony’s are part of the commonwealth.
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Dicen que en el amor y en la guerra no hay reglas que valgan, seguramente esto venga porque cada uno tiene sus ideas sobre ello, ideales que tenemos a medida que crecemos y que no van a cambiar. Cada uno tenemos una manera de ver la vida. Esto si va cambiando cuando crecemos pero si algo es cierto es que se mantienen nuestros principios.
En el amor hay dos tipos de personas, los buenos jugadores, aquellos con mente fría que pueden controlar sus movimientos y se creen fuertes y libres por ello, y luego estamos los que yo llamo los valientes, aquellos que sentimos el amor como una expresión de libertad, que nos sentimos libres en el cuerpo del otro, que nos dejamos llevar y que vivimos al límite aunque nos choquemos una y otra vez contra muros. Nos gusta ser pasionales. Y nuestro lema: "si vas, ves a por todas". Puede que salga bien, puede que salga mal. Que dure dos dias, una semana, dos, meses, nose pero puede ser que esa historia nos enganche a los dos y decidamos vivirla hasta que nos demos cuenta que no queremos que se acabe nunca.
Es una manera poco común de ver las cosas pero los que somos asi sabemos que lo que hemos vivido ha sido de verdad.
#WWII#IwoJima Technical Sergeant Beaufort T. Anderson was in the ultimate, "Oh for fucks sake!", moment when he was forced to use mortars as makeshift grenades during a Japanese counter-attack. Anderson stated like any true hero would when reflecting on the deed, "I'm no hero, I was just doing my job", as he told his men to huddle together in a bombed-out tomb as he walked outside alone and went all Robocop on the bayonet-wielding Japanese soldiers. After suspending his last 20-round magazine from his M1 Carbine and bullets zipping passed his face, he grabbed a dud mortar round that was next to him and hurled it as far as he could to incredibly effective results. He leapfrogged back to a berm, told his mates to grab their mortar cache from the tomb, and acted as a one man assembly line; grabbing mortars, smashing them one-by-one off nearby rocks to prime them, and chuckin' those bad boys like picking off a runner at first base (the Saving Private Ryan scene was as real as it gets). After all was said and done, Anderson killed 25+ enemy combatants and wounded several more, single-handedly stopped a Japanese counter-attack, despite all of this he was peppered by shrapnel in the battle and refused medical attention as his teammates pleaded that he desperately needed. He would receive the #MedalOfHonor and a #PurpleHeart for his courageous actions. He also received a #BronzeStar and a WWII Victory Medal.
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