Stalingrad. Signs in hell
Record from the "Stalingrad" diary of a German officer: "None of us will return to Germany, unless a miracle happens. Time passed to the Russian side. " The miracle did not happen. For not only the time passed to the Russian side ...
In August 1942, Hitler ordered "not to leave a stone in stone" in Stalingrad. Happened. Six months later, when everything was already over, the Soviet government raised the question of the inexpediency of restoring the city, which would have cost more than building a new city. However, Stalin insisted on the restoration of Stalingrad in the literal sense of the word from the ashes. Thus, so many shells were dropped on the Mamayev Kurgan, that after liberation for 2 years the grass was not growing on it.
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In Stalingrad, both the Red Army and the Wehrmacht changed the methods of warfare for an unknown reason. From the very beginning of the war, the Red Army used the tactics of flexible defense with waste in critical situations. The Wehrmacht command, in turn, avoided large, bloody battles, preferring to bypass large fortified areas. In the Battle of Stalingrad, both sides forget about their principles and go into the bloody wheelhouse.
The beginning was laid on August 23, 1942, when the German aircraft made a massive bombardment of the city. 40,000 people died.
This exceeds the official figures for the Allied air raid on Dresden in February 1945 (25,000 victims).
Under the city itself was located a large system of underground communications. During the fighting, the underground galleries were actively used by both Soviet troops and Germans. And in the tunnels there were even battles of local importance. Interestingly, since the beginning of its penetration into the city, German troops began to build a system of their own underground structures.
The work continued almost until the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, and only at the end of January 1943, when the German generals realized that the battle had been lost, the underground galleries were blown up.
For us, it remains a mystery that the Germans built. One of the German soldiers then ironically recorded in his diary that he had the impression that the command wanted to get to hell and call for help from demons.
The War of the Planets
A number of esotericists claim that some strategic decisions of the Soviet command in the Battle of Stalingrad were influenced by practicing astrologers. For example, the counteroffensive of Soviet troops, Operation Uranus, began on November 19, 1942 at 7.30. At that moment, the so-called ascendant (the ecliptic point rising above the horizon) was located in the planet Mars (Roman god of war), and the ecliptic point was the planet Uranus. According to astrologers, it was under the patronage of this planet was the German army.
It is interesting that parallel to the Soviet command, another major offensive operation was being developed on the South-Western Front, "Saturn." At the last moment, she was abandoned and carried out Operation "Small Saturn". Interestingly, in ancient mythology, it was this god (in the Greek mythology of Kronos) who scooped up Uranus.
Alexander Nevsky against Bismarck
The military actions were accompanied by a large number of signs and signs. Thus, in the 51st Army fought a detachment of submachine-gunners under the command of Senior Lieutenant Alexander Nevsky. The then propagandists of the Stalingrad Front launched a rumor that the Soviet officer was a direct descendant of the prince who had defeated the Germans on Lake Peipsi. Alexander Nevsky was even introduced to the Order of the Red Banner. And on the German side in the battle took the great-grandson of Bismarck, who, as is known, warned, never to fight with Russia. The descendant of the German Kaiser, by the way, was taken prisoner.
Timer and Tango
During the battle, the Soviet side applied revolutionary innovations to psychological pressure on the enemy. So, from the loudspeakers set at the front, the favorite hits of German music were carried, which were interrupted by reports of the victories of the Red Army in the sectors of the Stalingrad Front. But the most effective tool was the monotonous knock of the metronome, which was interrupted after seven blows by a commentary in German: "Every 7 seconds a German soldier dies on the front". At the end of the same series of 10-20 "timer reports" tango was heard from the loudspeakers.
Many German soldiers and officers who had had many battles behind them recalled that in Stalingrad they sometimes had the impression that they were in some kind of parallel world, an atmosphere of absurdity, where traditional German pedantry and rationality evaporated.
The German command often gave absolutely meaningless orders.
For example, in street battles for some minor plot, German generals could put a couple of thousand of their own fighters. One of the most absurd moments was the episode when the German aviators, the "supplyers", threw the women's mink fur coats from the air closed in the "bloody cauldron" to fighters instead of food and outfits.
Alexey Pleshanov Via russian7.ru