WW II Historical Thread, Discussion, Pics, Videos

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    before even starting, it would've been crucial to "make more homogeneous" German/Italian forces so that a CINCMEDCOMAX (Commander in Chief, Mediterranean Command, Axis Forces :) if he had existed outside of this post) could've directly tasked for example Supermarina and Luftwaffe with performing a certain operation

    (don't worry, I know it was a practical impossibility:
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    delft check your favorite source https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-exploits-abandoned-nazi-weapons-attack-egyptian-army/
    giving Afrika Korps perhaps the biggest credit it has ever gotten, for making it to Sinai with supplies, undetected LOL!
     
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    I found the Newsweek article:
    http://europe.newsweek.com/isis-hit...and-mines-jihad-bombs-explosives-488927?rm=eu
    and cite from it:
     
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    :)

    I've read somewhere the Red Army spent about a half of a million tons of ammo in/around Berlin in 1945 (some two million soldiers shooting it)
     
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    I normally don't repost but now I will:
     
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    let me commemorate '75'
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    another very sad '75'
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    This year mark the 80th anniversary of the end of long march. It is an epic march that define modern China .One cannot understand China today unless one read about long march.

    It is not exaggeration to say that long march is the start of modern China even if you disagree with CCP.

    As a kid I read the history of Chinese civil war and Japan-China war.CCTV is running and excellent serial on this war right now I will post selected episode for those of you who are history buff.Not much is known about the under appreciated war in Asia that tie down 2 million Japanese soldier.
    This video is one of the better video on youtube about long march. So much suffering yet they persist and overcome the hardship to final victory. The triumph of human spirit over adversity


    This is the turning point of long march.After suffering defeat after defeat in the hand of KMT due to strategy error by Otto Braun,they return to guerrilla tactic under Mao direction and change the fortune of the red army. Whether you hate or like Mao, there is no doubt he is great strategic thinker. This video should once and for all dismiss the human wave attack tactic that is attributed to volunteer army is Korea. PLA tactic always has been mobility and minimized casualty as to preserve the under staff army
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Janiz human wave tactic is an excuse created by the west to cover their own shame got beaten by peasant army with nothing but rifle and no air cover whatsoever.

    The number of casualty and personnel on the ground is about the same on both sides
    The PLA tactic in Korea has always been infiltration, concealment, envelopment and surprise attack.There is few cases where frontal attack is taken but that is not the norm

    There no precedent in Chinese civil war of human wave tactic, true to their origin of guerrilla army that is under staff and under equipped against more numerous and better equipped opponent.
    It would be crazy to sacrifice when they don't have enough soldier to begin with. It was always mobility and maneuverability that won them the Chinese civil war. See how with only 30000 army they won against 400000 army of KMT
     
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