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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote doskinas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2019 at 22:22
Thats the thing. It is impossible to share the forgotten part of history unless we were part of the battle that has not been recorded. Otherwise, they will stay forever forgotten. I guess what you are asking is a little known battles. So I guess not many know about Night Witches an all-female soviet squadron of bombers who flew wooden planes during the night cover. By the end of the war, the Night Witches had flown somewhere in the vicinity of 30,000 bombing raids, delivering around 23,000 tons of munitions right to Nazi’s. However, why so little is covered? Simply because they were disbanded six months after the end of war. They were also excluded from the big victory parade for a reason as their planes were too slow.  

I think this is an issue with history it is in the hands of the few and not the many to share the facts and stories that happened. However, times are changing and we have more places and repositories to record events as they happen. Youtube, Wikipedia, forums, projects like Everipedia and Historia.network. Which allow to keep events recorded in many different formats which are difficult to hide or delete. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote caldrail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 21:34
Quote USSR won because of the weapons and commanders. You wouldn't be able to win a war like just relying on "manpower."
No, they won because the Russian manpower were determined to survive and prevail against an invading enemy and incompatible social system. Of course the decisions made by commanders were influential, and some of the Soviet arsenal were capable assets, but the desire of the Russian people to hit back cannot be ignored. 

I'm reminded of the memoirs of Sergei Kramarenko, a soviet air ace. He set out after being assigned breifly to an advanced training squadron and prsented himself with some colleagues to an operational squadron HQ, hoping to get back at the enemy. The interviewing officer dismiised all except Kramarenko because they did not have enough flying hours and would prove vulnerable liabilities. Kramarenko lied about his flying experience and a somewhat dubious officer accepted him for frontline service.
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I think Oran is an immensely important battle, but one that probably both the French and the British would like to forget about.  Oran showed FDR that the British and Churchill were serious about standing against the Nazis, and led to the lend-lease program.  I don't think we could know what would have happened if the French fleet was not attacked.  At least, if the fleet was preserved, it would be sitting out there as a wild card as something to worry about.
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