Stone Meadow: Oldiron_79: zimbomba63: Oldiron_79: As many people as died during that battle and as severely devistated as the entire infrastructure of that city was from the prolonged battle they would probably have been better off to have surendered it than to have fought it out from a pure numbers perspective.But I certainly wouldnt surrender a city to someone as brutal as the Nazis, mothah farkers can come and take it if they want it that badly, numbers be damned.Big talk from somebody who wasn't there to partake of the sawdust bread.Leningrad falling early would have been very bad for the Soviets. Elements from Army Group North could have then swung down and participated in an assault on Moscow.On a side note, I don't really believe in reincarnation, but, when I see the films of the Eastern Front stuff, I get a very uneasy feeling. Not just any film, but, the ones showing the fighting during winter. It's like I know this, I've seen and felt this, on one side or the other, and I didn't make it. No, I'm not drunk...yet.I get that feeling when watching anything with piston engined fighter aircraft (WWI or WWII).Oldiron_79, for a trip down memory lane check out this collection of WW2-era photos on a Russian forum (helpfully in English for those who don't read Russian).http://pavel-kosenko.livejournal.com/303194.html?thread=22669914
rev. dave: You can't change the past, so why make a big deal about all the what ifs?
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