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 over to the Russians. ” The miracle did not happen. For not only time passed over to the Russian side ...
In August 1942, Hitler ordered "not to leave stone unturned" 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 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. So, so many shells were dropped on Mamaev Kurgan that after release for as long as 2 years, grass did not grow on it.
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In Stalingrad, both the Red Army and the Wehrmacht, for an unknown reason, changed the methods of warfare. The Red Army from the very beginning of the war used 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 their principles and embark on a bloody cabin.
The beginning was laid on August 23, 1942, when German aviation carried out a massive bombardment of the city. Killed 40,000 people.
This exceeds the official figures of the Allied air raid on Dresden in February 1945 (25,000 casualties).
Under the city itself was a large underground communications system. During the fighting, underground galleries were actively used by both Soviet troops and Germans. Moreover, even local battles took place in the tunnels. Interestingly, from the beginning of their 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 was lost, the underground galleries were blown up.
It remained a mystery to us what the Germans built. One of the German soldiers then ironically wrote in his diary that he had the impression that the command wanted to get to hell and call the demons for help.
War of the planets
A number of esotericists claim that practicing astrologers influenced some strategic decisions of the Soviet command in the Battle of Stalingrad. For example, the Soviet counter-offensive, Operation Uranus, began on November 19, 1942 at 7.30 a.m. At that moment, the so-called ascendant (the ecliptic point rising above the horizon) was located on the planet Mars (the Roman god of war), while the planet Uranus was the ecliptic setting point. According to astrologers, it was under the auspices of this planet that the German army was.
Interestingly, in parallel with the Soviet command, another major offensive operation was being developed on the Southwestern Front - Saturn. At the last moment, they refused it and carried out the operation "Small Saturn". Interestingly, in ancient mythology, it was this god (in Greek mythology, Kronos) who oiled Uranus.
Alexander Nevsky vs Bismarck
Military operations were accompanied by a large number of signs and signs. So, in the 51st army, a detachment of machine gunners fought under the command of senior lieutenant Alexander Nevsky. The then propagandists of the Stalingrad Front started 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 presented to the Order of the Red Banner. And on the German side in the battle took Bismarck’s great-grandson, who, as you know, warned him to never fight with Russia. A descendant of the German Kaiser, by the way, was captured.
Timer and Tango
During the battle, the Soviet side applied revolutionary innovations of psychological pressure on the enemy. So, from the loudspeakers installed at the front line, favorite hits of German music were rushing, which were interrupted by messages about the victories of the Red Army on sections of the Stalingrad Front. But the most effective tool was the monotonous knock of the metronome, which was interrupted after 7 beats by a comment in German: "Every 7 seconds a German soldier dies at the front." At the end of a series of 10-20 “timer reports”, tango swept from the speakers.
Many German soldiers and officers, who had a lot of battles behind them, recalled that in Stalingrad they sometimes had the impression that they were in a kind of parallel world, an atmosphere of absurdity, where traditional German pedantry and rationality disappeared.
The German command often gave completely 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 "supply" aviators threw out female mink coats instead of food and uniforms, closed in the "bloody cauldron", from the air.
Alexey Pleshanov Via russian7.ru