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  • Retelling The Victor's Tale (New Marshall Zhukov Bio)

    06/25/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2012 | Jennifer Seigel
    "Willful. Decisive. Has initiative and knows how to apply it to his work. Disciplined. Persistently demanding. Personally a little cold and insufficiently tactful. Has a significant streak of obstinacy. Painfully proud. In military matters well prepared. . . . Loves military affairs and is constantly striving for perfection." This assessment of the talents and traits of Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, the future World War II hero of the Soviet Union, was made by a superior officer not long after the 34-year-old cavalry officer assumed command of his first brigade in 1930. In 1946, still basking in the public's adulation after the...
  • Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis (banned Zhukov interview aired)

    05/05/2010 7:01:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 102 replies · 2,147+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05/05/10
    Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis An interview in which a Soviet commander admitted how close Moscow came to defeat by Germany during the Second World War has been broadcast in Russia for the first time. Published: 11:58AM BST 05 May 2010 The Soviet Union nearly lost the war in 1941 and suffered from poor planning, according to Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the frank television interview that has been banned since it was recorded in 1966. Zhukov, the most decorated general in the history of both Russia and the Soviet Union, admitted that Soviet generals were...
  • 60 Years Ago This Week....

    04/13/2005 6:24:31 PM PDT · by Yasotay · 185 replies · 2,480+ views
    The History Channel? | 13 April 2005 | Yasotay
    Sixty years ago, the US Ninth Army had two bridgeheads across the Elbe River. One was crushed and the other secured. The sixty year old question remains: Should and could we have beaten the Soviets into Berlin?