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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

Took my attention this….


"…A Belgrade resident looks at a dead German soldier. Brothers Jugovic Street (city center). 19-20 October 1944. In the battle of Belgrade itself the defending Germans, Italians, Chetniks lost 18,000 (killed) men. The loss of the Red Army – about 900 men, People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia lost (though they actually were in the second tier) – about 2,200 men…."

Defending; 18.000 casualties.
Attacking: 3.100 casualties.

Hum…!


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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 2:56 a.m. PST

IIRC didn't Dupuy find that, very counter-intuitively, in urban fighting the defenders generally lost 4 times as many men as the attackers?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

Seems this is not the case… or they lie… (smile)

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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Well the figures you mentioned would sort of bear out that he was right. Unless they lied, naturally.

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