Eight mysterious facts about the Battle of Stalingrad
Record from the "Stalingrad" diary of a German officer: "None of us will not return to Germany, unless a miracle happens. Time has shifted to the Russians. ” The miracle did not happen. For not only time has shifted to the side of the Russians ...
And so consider eight mysterious facts about the Battle of Stalingrad.
In Stalingrad and the Red Army, and the Wehrmacht for an unknown reason, changed the methods of warfare. From the very beginning of the war, the Red Army used tactics of flexible defense with waste in critical situations. The command of the Wehrmacht, in turn, avoided large, bloody battles, preferring to bypass large fortified areas. In the Battle of Stalingrad, both sides forget their principles and enter the bloody felling. A start was made on August 23, 1942, when German aviation carried out a massive bombardment of the city. 40,000 people died.This exceeds the official Allied air raid on Dresden in February 1945 (25,000 casualties).
2. Get to hell
Under the city itself was located a large system of underground communications. During the fighting underground galleries were actively used by both Soviet troops and Germans. Moreover, even local battles took place in the tunnels. It is interesting that German troops from the beginning of their penetration into the city began to build a system of their own underground facilities. Work continued almost until 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, the underground galleries were blown up. For us, it remains a mystery that the Germans built. One of the German soldiers then ironically wrote in his diary that he had the impression that the command wanted to go to hell and call on demons for help.
3. Mars vs. Uranus
A number of esotericists claim that a number of strategic decisions of the Soviet command in the Battle of Stalingrad were influenced by practicing astrologers. For example, the Soviet counteroffensive, Operation Uranus,began on November 19, 1942 at 7.30 At this moment, 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 planet Uranus was the setting point of the ecliptic. According to astrologers, it was this planet that ruled the German army. Interestingly, parallel to the Soviet command, another major offensive operation was being developed on the South-Western Front, the Saturn. At the last moment, they abandoned her and conducted Operation Small Saturn. Interestingly, in ancient mythology, it was Saturn (in Greek mythology Kronos) who had sedged himself with Uranus.
4. UFO over Stalingrad
Some researchers argue that in addition to the heroism of our army and the “grandfather frost”, the UFO intervention also influenced the outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad. According to them, Hitler did not just go to this zone, his secret team did not just dig a tunnel under Mamayev Kurgan, another secret team did not just study the neighborhood with the help of instruments. Hitler knew something about this region and sought to master it. But during the fighting in Stalingrad, an armored column of the German army entered a zone called the Medveditskaya Ridge (an anomalous zone north of the city). Within 2 minutes, this column was completely destroyed.Practically, only scorched earth and melted metal fragments remained on this place.
5. Alexander Nevsky vs. Bismarck
Military operations were accompanied by a large number of signs and signs. Thus, in the 51st Army, a detachment of machine gunners under the command of Senior Lieutenant Alexander Nevsky fought. The then propagandists of the Stalingrad Front launched a rumor that the Soviet officer was a direct descendant of the prince who defeated the Germans on Lake Peipsi. Alexander Nevsky was even presented to the Order of the Red Banner. And on the German side in the battle took the great-grandson of Bismarck, who, as you know, warned "never to fight with Russia." A descendant of the German Chancellor, by the way, was captured.
6. Timer and Tango
During the battle, the Soviet side applied revolutionary innovations of psychological pressure on the enemy. So, from the loudspeakers installed at the front line, the favorite hits of German music were heard, which were interrupted by reports of victories of the Red Army in the sectors of the Stalingrad Front. But the most effective means was the monotonous knock of the metronome, which was interrupted after 7 strokes with a comment in German: "Every 7 seconds, one German soldier dies at the front."At the end of the same series of 10-20 "timer reports" from the loudspeakers rushed tango.
7. Mink coats
Many German soldiers and officers who had many battles behind them recalled that in Stalingrad they sometimes had the impression that they had fallen into some kind of parallel world, an atmosphere of absurdity, where traditional Germanic pedantry and rationality evaporated. So, the German command often gave absolutely meaningless orders: for example, in street battles for some secondary sector, 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 fighters in a “bloody cauldron” instead of food and uniforms for women’s mink coats.
8. The revival of Stalingrad
In early February, after the end of the battle, the Soviet government raised the question of the unreasonableness of rebuilding the city, which would have cost more to build a new city. However, Stalin insisted on the restoration of Stalingrad in the literal sense of the word from the ashes. So, so many shells were dropped on Mamayev Kurgan, that after the liberation of the whole 2 years the grass did not grow on it.
In the history of the Second World War there is a date about which it is not customary to speak seriously. On August 26, 1943, one of the last days of the Battle of Kursk, a cosmic scale event occurred. Dozens of eyewitnesses claim that at the height of the battle, a UFO suddenly appeared over the front line and burned down a column of German "tigers".
9. Light beam
The participation in the Kursk battle of UFOs in the Soviet Union was discussed even before the term "flying saucer" appeared. True, the unknown apparatus was attributed to the Americans, not aliens.
Mikhail Rechkin, a member of the Academy of Theoretical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, found in the SMERSH archives a professional drawing of one of the eyewitnesses. A piece of paper depicts an artillery battery and a disk hovering above the battlefield.
- An unknown object suddenly emitted a beam that passed through the front fascist "tigers". Those engines had died down and the tanks stopped. After some time, the tanks moved forward and caught fire. Our troops have not fired all this time ... ”the counterintelligence report recounts Rechkin.
More detailed information is given by the head of the Ufological Commission of the Russian Geographical Society, Mikhail Gershtein.In his book “Secrets of UFOs and Aliens,” he quotes a letter from the former platoon commander, Senior Lieutenant Gennady Zhalaginov, written to the professor of the Moscow Aviation Institute, the founder of Russian ufology, Felix Ziegel:
“On August 26, 1943, in the sector of the Kursk arc in the sector of the front — Romanovka, the Third Farm, Polyana and Khomutovka — I had a rare phenomenon. Art preparation began after 9 o'clock in the morning. After 30–40 minutes, when our battery moved the fire into the depths of the enemy’s defense, I left the observation post and, after examining the German forward, my mind involuntarily fell on a sickle-shaped object rushing at a very high speed in a south-westerly direction and soon disappeared from sight . The color of the object in front and behind was a bluish-dark color with overflow, turning into a light orange to the middle. It seemed that this was a giant dolphin, since the middle part of the object was either decreasing or increasing ... ”The lieutenant then lists the names of the participants in these unforgettable events.