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    The Kursk Battle 1943

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:15 am

    We're approaching the 70th anniversary of the Kursk battle. Here's a good documentary from Russian TV in English


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    Operation Bagration 70 years ago...

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:01 am

    Operation Bagration, the Russo-Belorussian operation that beat the tar out of the fascist war machine started 70 years ago from last Sunday. russia


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    Post  TR1 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:05 am

    Russo-Belorussian?

    It was a Soviet operation.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:09 am

    TR1 wrote:Russo-Belorussian?

    It was a Soviet operation.


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    Post  TheGeorgian on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:09 pm

    I keep wondering about the official reason why the operation was named after Bagration in first place. Maybe there is some reason in his tactics. From all I read General Bagration was a commander who most of the time favoured bold aggressive manouvers against his opponents. All out attack, preferebly entangling them in a melee fight while cavalry was flanking and pursuing without hesitating or resting. This is of course when he was not retreating togheter with the Russian army. Then he was also very bold in person. Often found himself midst of a fight. Almost died several times in action while being cavalry officer, later occasionaly fought in the first ranks even when he was general. Was fataly wounded when he and his men were heroicaly defending their positions at Borodino. Apart of that, he was one of the main organisers of the Cossack guerilla operations against the Grande Armee. I rather don't go with a political motivation or a personal motivaton on this.

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    Eastern Front (USSR in World War II)

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:32 pm

    I make a unified thread for USSR in Word War II (Great Patriot war). I also put a video with the 20 episodes of the documentary television series "The Unknown War " that was presented by Bart Lancaster.




    The Unknown War (The Great Patriotic War) is an American documentary television series. The 20-part series documents the World War II conflict between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Each episode is about 48 minutes long, similar in format to The World at War. The footage was edited from over 3.5 million feet of film taken by Soviet camera crews from the first day of the war, 22 June 1941, to the Soviet entry into Berlin in May 1945. Most of these films have never been seen outside this documentary series.

    The series is hosted by Academy Award Winner Burt Lancaster, who spent three weeks in eight cities in the USSR for location filming. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Appearing in exclusive interviews would be Russian Commanders like Georgi Zhukov and Vasily Chuikov. Other interviews shot for the series included Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev and Averell Harriman, who was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union during WWII.

    The series was produced with Soviet cooperation after the release of The World at War, which the Soviet government felt paid insufficient attention to their part in World War II. Released in 1978, The Unknown War is sympathetic to the Soviet struggle against Nazi Germany. It was quickly withdrawn from TV airings after it ran in 1978, possibly because its tone was at odds with the growing tensions between East and West after the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Later it returned to airings on cable, including A&E, the History Channel and YouTube.


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    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:42 am



    The Sacred War was one of the most famous Soviet songs associated with the Second World War. It was written by request of Joseph Stalin in 1941, shortly after the beginning of the German invasion of the Soviet Union[citation needed]. The music is by Aleksandr Aleksandrov, founder of the Alexandrov Ensemble and the music composer for the National Anthem of the Soviet Union. The lyrics are by Vasily Lebedev-Kumach.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:54 am

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    Yalta Conference 70th anniversary

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:47 am

    Crazy this was 70 years ago...


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:53 pm

    So no one seems to care the Yalta conference was 70 years ago?

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    Post  GarryB on Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:09 am

    It was the Rippentrop-Molotov agreement with the Soviets and the "Western Powers".

    It was very much like the meetings between Britain and France after WWI that created countries in the Middle East that created all the problems we see today.

    The Yalta conference just created a buffer zone between Germany and the Soviet Union to make the Soviets feel safer.

    it was the US basically accepting the creation of the eastern block as being part of the Soviet sphere of influence.... ironically something the people of the eastern block blamed Russia for after the end of the cold war.

    In many ways it was splitting up the spoils on the European theatre, with concessions by the US to get the Soviets to take an active part in the War in the Pacific... the US feared being left to fight Japan on its own and was not totally confident that the nuclear weapons it had would work against the inscrutable Japanese, so they demanded Soviet entry into that conflict within x amount of time after the surrender of Germany.

    Ironically this led to the Soviet liberation of China, Manchuria, and north Korea and the return of lost territory in the far east...


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    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:56 pm

    Top Secret WWII Archive Uncovered: New Light Shed on Nazi Invasion of USSR

    Russia's Defense Ministry has publicized secret archive materials disclosing the truth about the very first day of the Great Patriotic War of the USSR against Nazi Germany.

    At Least 25 States to Take Part in WWII Victory Day Celebrations in Moscow
    Secret documents, including intelligence reports and orders given by the Soviet High Command have been uncovered by Russia Defense Ministry, shedding light on the tragic events of the first day of the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany (1941-1945).

    The documents contain numerous handwritten corrections, indicating the controversy surrounding the first day of the war. The Soviet leadership refused to believe that Nazi Germany had launched a full scale invasion of the USSR and tried to contain the enemy forces on the country's borders in order to prevent the conflict escalating.

    Despite the aggressive actions of Nazi military forces, the Kremlin had initially prohibited the Soviet Red Army from crossing the borders of Germany and allowed only limited airstrikes on the territory of the enemy, at a distance not exceeding 100-150 kilometers (62-93 miles) from the state frontier. The order had been sent to five Soviet military districts, including the Kiev command and the Far Eastern Military District.

    However, just a few hours later the Soviet leadership came to realize that it had to cope with a large-scale aggression that could not be contained locally. On June 22, Nazi Germany together with its allies launched a massive assault against the USSR: 190 divisions of enemy troops, over 4,000 tanks, 47,000 mortars and other heavy weaponry, 4,500 military aircrafts, 200 vessels and five million people took part in the invasion of Russia. The enemy forces amassed by Nazi Germany along Russia's borders simultaneously smashed across the frontier into the USSR, all the way from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Hundreds of German bombers attacked the Soviet Republics of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.

    On June 22, 1941 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, a Soviet governmental institution, issued orders aimed at transforming the country into a united self-sufficient military camp. The Great Patriotic War, the most tragic and glorious war in the history of Russia that claimed the lives of 27 million Soviet people, began.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/society/20150406/1020542977.html#ixzz3WZJZ35RK

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    Re: Great Patriotic War (USSR in World War II)

    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:58 pm

    15 most important battles of Red Army in WW II

    http://sputniknews.com/15battles/20150415/1020888765.html

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    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:13 pm

    Battle of Berlin: 70 years on

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    Post  DTA on Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:26 am

    Videos from RGAKFD- Russian state docimentary photo and film archive in Krasnogorsk

    Battles of Khalkhin Gol


    Battle of Lake Khasan


    Soviet -Finnish war


    Siege of Odessa


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    Frontline near Moscow


    Moscow counter-offensive


    Siege of Sevastopol


    Battle of the Caucasus


    Battle of Stalingrad


    Crossing of the Dnieper operation


    Destruction on the occupied territory [b][/b]


    Liberation of Crimea 1944


    To Berlin 1945


    To Berlin! (20 minutes long)


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    Post  higurashihougi on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:04 am

    Maih oh Maih

    http://rt.com/news/253753-europeans-wwii-victory-poll/

    http://sputniknews.com/society/20150428/1021462315.html

    Only 13 percent of Europeans think that the Soviet Army played a key role in liberating Europe from Nazism during World War II, according to ICM Research poll conducted exclusively for Sputnik news agency.

    The largest group of respondents, 43 percent, said that the United States Army played the main role in liberating Europe during WWII lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 . Sixty-one percent of French citizens agreed, comparing with only 16 percent of British residents.

    Over 50 percent of Germans and over 61 percent of French citizens believe their ancestors were liberated by the Americans angry angry angry angry angry . Nearly fifty percent of Britons think British forces actually played the key role in ending the Second World War. Only 8 percent of respondents in France and 13 percent in Germany credited the Soviet Army for the victory.

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    Re: Great Patriotic War (USSR in World War II)

    Post  Werewolf on Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:39 pm

    Hollywood garbage distorted the view along with this bullshit propaganda about Land-lease portraying it like it was the americans that let the soviets survive, while completley ignoring the fact that US was supplying nazi germany from 30's up to 45, through out the war.

    Soviet Union was undoubtly the main and the only resulter of european theatre. 80% of Wehrmacht was destroyed on eastern front, while US entering european theatre in mid 1944 when the war was already decided.

    But don't bother our western countries are low off interest about history and get educated by hollywood, there is a quite astonishing big portion of people who believe US won not only WW2 but also Korea and Vietnam, brought democracy to Middle East which now live in a flowering, peaceful country and waving US flags. With such bullshiting stories from the West with such nutheads trying to rewrite history like Yatzenjewk, where Soviet Union has aggressively attacked Germany and occupied other countries. This western jew puppet is actually saying exactly this bullshit, spineless unkosher insect.

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    Post  higurashihougi on Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:16 pm

    @werewolf: sure, this is Hollywood education


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    Re: Great Patriotic War (USSR in World War II)

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:58 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Maih oh Maih

    http://rt.com/news/253753-europeans-wwii-victory-poll/

    http://sputniknews.com/society/20150428/1021462315.html

    Only 13 percent of Europeans think that the Soviet Army played a key role in liberating Europe from Nazism during World War II, according to ICM Research poll conducted exclusively for Sputnik news agency.

    The largest group of respondents, 43 percent, said that the United States Army played the main role in liberating Europe during WWII lol1  lol1  lol1  lol1 . Sixty-one percent of French citizens agreed, comparing with only 16 percent of British residents.

    Over 50 percent of Germans and over 61 percent of French citizens believe their ancestors were liberated by the Americans angry  angry  angry  angry  angry . Nearly fifty percent of Britons think British forces actually played the key role in ending the Second World War. Only 8 percent of respondents in France and 13 percent in Germany credited the Soviet Army for the victory.

    The irony is that the average French citizen circa 1945 recognized the Soviets as the most responsible of winning the European front. So the people who actually witnessed WW2 recognized the obvious, while the ones who didn't obviously endorse the blatant historical revisionism.

    BTW this fact alone derails the so-called 'Independent from America' mindset myth people claimed the French populous had. France stopped being independent when DeGaul left power.

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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:16 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Hollywood garbage distorted the view along with this bullshit propaganda about Land-lease portraying it like it was the americans that let the soviets survive, while completley ignoring the fact that US was supplying nazi germany from 30's up to 45, through out the war.

    Soviet Union was undoubtly the main and the only resulter of european theatre. 80% of Wehrmacht was destroyed on eastern front, while US entering european theatre in mid 1944 when the war was already decided.

    But don't bother our western countries are low off interest about history and get educated by hollywood, there is a quite astonishing big portion of people who believe US won not only WW2 but also Korea and Vietnam, brought democracy to Middle East which now live in a flowering, peaceful country and waving US flags. With such bullshiting stories from the West with such nutheads trying to rewrite history like Yatzenjewk, where Soviet Union has aggressively attacked Germany and occupied other countries. This western jew puppet is actually saying exactly this bullshit, spineless unkosher insect.

    Great thread with good videos, and good information, if you could skip the "Yatzenjewk", and "This western jew puppet", etc.

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    Post  Werewolf on Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:20 pm

    Your ethnicity is something but not jewish that is your religion.

    I am free to hate all religions i like based on their supremacy garbage of "God chosen" and all "Goyims being subhuman", so do not confuse this like that is baseless or like it is an ethnicity because it is no ethnicity.

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    Post  TR1 on Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:42 pm

    Werewolf wrote: while completley ignoring the fact that US was supplying nazi germany from 30's up to 45, through out the war.

    .

    and?

    Russian (and Soviet especially) memory of WW2 generally does not put great emphasis on the fact that the USSR was of massive help to the German re-armmanent effort right until the start of the war in 1941 as well.

    Drunk Buddeny was dancing with graduating German students @ Soviet military academies not long before those same students ripped the Red Army a new asshole.

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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:14 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Your ethnicity is something but not jewish that is your religion.

    I am free to hate all religions i like based on their supremacy garbage of "God chosen" and all "Goyims being subhuman", so do not confuse this like that is baseless or like it is an ethnicity because it is no ethnicity.

    Jewish is both ethnicity, (dna), and religion. I have Jewish ethnicity (dna), but my religion is Christianity.

    & yes, in this world, you are free to hate anyone you choose, but with all our choices come consequences, good or bad

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