Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oct

12

1943

Poor quality recruits to the Soviet army

The Soviet soldier had to be tough and resilient - and needed luck to survive the battlefield.

We had to teach them how to handle themselves on the battlefield and on the defense, how to rise from the ground at the start of an attack, and how to understand and always remember their responsibility to the oath they had taken. Finally, they had to learn the elementary things — an understanding of which flank was the right flank, and which the left.