Why the soldiers played music for the Germans in Stalingrad

History 26/03/20 Why the soldiers played music for the Germans in Stalingrad

“None of us will return to Germany unless a miracle happens. Time defected to the Russians.” (The entry from the “Stalingrad” of the diary of a German officer).<

Miracle didn’t happen. Because the Russians have not moved with the time.


Stalingrad and the Red army and the Wehrmacht for some unknown reason, changed the methods of warfare. The red army at the outset of the war used the tactics of flexible defense wastes in critical situations. The command of the Wehrmacht, in turn, avoiding large, bloody battles, preferring to bypass the large fortified areas. In the battle of Stalingrad both sides forget about their principles and start a bloody wheelhouse. The Foundation was laid August 23, 1942, when the German aircraft made a massive bombardment of the city. Killed 40 000 people. This exceeds the official figures air RAID of the allies on Dresden in February 1945 (25,000 victims).

get to hell

Under the city itself was a large system of underground tunnels. During the fighting underground galleries actively used as the Soviet troops and the Germans. And in the tunnels was even local fighting. It is interesting that the German troops since the beginning of its penetration into the city began to build their own underground facilities. Work continued almost to the end of the battle of Stalingrad, and only at the end of January 1943, when the German command realized that the battle was lost, underground galleries were blown up. For us remained a mystery that was built by the Germans. One of the German soldiers then ironically wrote in his diary that he had the impression that the command wanted to get to hell and summon demons.

Mars against Uranium

a Number of esoteric claims that a number of Stregionsa decisions of the Soviet command in the battle of Stalingrad affected practicing astrologers. For example, the Soviet counter-offensive, operation Uranus, began on 19 November 1942 at 7: 30 At this point, the so-called ascendant (the point of the Ecliptic rising above the horizon) was located in the planet Mars (the Roman God of war), the setting point of the Ecliptic was the planet Uranus. According to astrologers, this planet was ruled by the German army. Interestingly, in parallel, the Soviet command developed another major offensive in the South-Western front —”Saturn”. At the last moment it was abandoned and had surgery “little Saturn”. Interestingly, in ancient mythology it was the Saturn (in Greek mythology, Cronus) castrated Uranus.

Alexander Nevsky against Bismarck

the Military action was accompanied by a large number of signs and signs. So, in the 51st army fought a detachment of gunners under the command of Lieutenant Alexander Nevsky. Then the promoters of the Stalingrad front launched a rumor that the Soviet officer is a direct descendant of the Prince who broke the Germans on lake Peipus. Alexander Nevsky was even presented to the order of the red banner. And on the German side in the battle took great grandson of Bismarck, who, as you know, warned never to fight with Russia. A descendant of the German Chancellor, incidentally, was captured.

the Timer and tango

During the battle, the Soviet side used the revolutionary innovations of psychological pressure on the enemy. So, from the speakers installed in the front, raced favorite hits of German music, which was interrupted by reports of the victories of the red army in areas of the Stalingrad front. But the most effective tool was the monotonous sound of the metronome, which was interrupted after 7 strokes commentary in German: “Every 7 seconds at the front killed one German soldier”. Upon completion of a series of 10-20 “reports timer” from the speakers raced tango.

Mink fur

Many do notGerman soldiers and officers who had behind shoulders a lot of battles, and remember that in Stalingrad, they sometimes gave the impression that they were in some parallel world, the atmosphere of absurdity, where traditional German pedantry and rationality disappears. So, German commanders often gave meaningless orders: for example, in the street fighting for some minor plot, the German generals could put a couple of thousand of their own fighters.

One of the most absurd moments was the episode when the German aviators-“suppliers”, dropped from the air closed in the “bloody pot” fighters instead of food and clothing women’s mink fur coats.

the Revival of Stalingrad

In early February, after the end of the battle, the Soviet government raised the issue not appropriate restoration of the city, which would cost more to build a new city. However, Stalin insisted on the restoration of Stalingrad, literally from the ashes. So, on the Mamaev Kurgan was dropped as projectiles that after the release for 2 long years it did not grow grass.

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