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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

…the Eastern Front.

"May 1, 1944. Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Stepanovich Konev had a right to be pleased with himself and his men as he gazed at the maps spread before him.

Born in a small village in the province of Northern Dvina, Konev was conscripted into the Tsarist Imperial Russian Army in April 1916, but saw little action during World War I. During the Russian Civil War he served with distinction, becoming a political commissar. Graduating from the prestigious Frunze Military Academy in 1926, Konev served as a divisional and corps commander, escaping the massive purges that decimated the Red Army during the 1930se…."
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Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 4:49 a.m. PST

Nice write up. I was, however, struck by the following:

The T-34 medium tanks and JS IIIs fired point blank at Lorenz's Panzergrenadier positions as they thundered forward.

Given May of 44 may have been IS-2's.

Andy ONeill01 Nov 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

Js3 didn't see any action.
They couldn't possibly have shot at anything in 1944.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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