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James
Polymath, Polyglot, Humanist, Historian, Slavist, Sui Generis and European. How may i help?
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Yana Grinko Jun 24
24 червня 1900 народився видатний правник Рафаель Лемкін. Він розробив термін "геноцид" та запровадив його як правове поняття. Його доповідь на Роковинах має прочитати кожен українець І раджу подивитися фільм Watchers of the sky
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Ruthen Jun 23
Charles Krauthammer, the US's greatest polical expert and intellectual of Ukraine descent, a firce defender of Ukraine, passed away on June 21. We will miss him.
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James Jun 23
His words were that his work "does not attempt to study" the subject "in any detailed way" Says it all doesn't it?
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James Jun 23
To note : in his "Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar" wildly described the Holodomor as a by-product of Stalin raising money to "build pig-iron smelters and tractors."
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James Jun 22
Replying to @historyboy77
(3) German intelligence had anticipated a massive Soviet Summer offensive although they had anticipated it being in Ukraine. That offensive in sync with Operation Bagration began later, in July 1944.
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James Jun 22
Replying to @historyboy77
(2) Operation Bagration caused the near destruction of 20 German divisions and another 50 were severely mauled. Part of the reason for its success was the deception campaign the Soviets conducted.
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James Jun 22
(1) Began this day 1944, Operation Bagration. A Red Army offensive against the remnants of the Wehrmacht's Army Group Centre. This was the most decisive defeat of the Wehrmacht during the course of WW2 and permanently crippled Hitler's war capacity thereafter.
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История скреп Jun 21
Только за 1940 г. Сталин поставил другу Адольфу 657 тыс. тонн нефтепродуктов (75% всего советского экспорта) и почти 1 млн. тонн зерна. Последний эшелон с хлебом проследовал в Германию через границу СССР в 2 часа ночи 22 июня 1941 г. Про это сегодня тоже петь будете, воеватели?
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(8) The Winter War of 1939 is worth mentioning here because the Red Army despite its size suffered heavy losses for what it gained against a much smaller but well organised Finnish army who knew how to fight in winter conditions as extreme as any Russian winter.
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(7) as a result of the cold. This is why the last of the T-35s were put out of commission as the Germans were approaching Moscow. Do not forget that the Red Army of 1941 had much of the same munitions as the Red Army that invaded Finland in November 1939.
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(6) The Red Army was in a number of ways just as susceptible to the Winter conditions as the Wehrmacht. The engines of early models of the T-34 and T35s for example which were built using licensed reverse-engineered technology from BMW were just as prone to mechanical breakdowns
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(5) As it so happened the Autumn of 1941 was markedly short, cutting the season normally associated with heavy mud and the winter snows came in unusually early. For a short period of time this actually helped the manoeuvrability of both the Wehrmacht and the Red Army.
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(4) That the actual date of the launching of Operation Barbarossa symbolically happened the day after the anniversary of Napoleon's invasion of the Russian Empire in 1812 is a coincidence, even though it is known Hitler's generals did study Napoleon's failed campaign.
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(3) 2) There is also the case that Hitler's Romanian allies needed additional time to prepare. 3) There is also the case that the events in Yugoslavia in early 1941 provided a temporary distraction to German planning for Barbarossa (though this may be debatable).
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James Jun 21
Replying to @historyboy77
(2) Let us first consider that Hitler initially considered Launching Op Barbarossa in May 1941. This was delayed for a few reasons. 1) The spring of that year across much of Central and Eastern Europe was distinctly wetter than average
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James Jun 21
(1) Time for a thread on why General Ded Moroz ought to be demoted.
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James Jun 20
I was thinking it might've been good to serve another warning about it. Anyways its midnight here and i need some sleep for tomorrow. Night
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James Jun 20
I'm going to send you a DM
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James Jun 20
It's not a website i've ever bothered to look at so if you want to post about it in the history group feel free to.
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James Jun 20
The idiots who push the "they did it because they were Jews" narrative utterly fail to explain why photos like this exist. Communists in Nosivka posing outside a synagogue which they had converted into a club. (via )
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