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Saturday, 16 February 2013
Stalin, Tukhachevsky, And A Despot's Miscalculations
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Posted on 02/16/2013 11:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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16 Feb 2013
Stan

I'm partial to Mark Solonin's theory that the defeats of 1941 are attributable to mass desertion and unwillingness to fight.  According to Solonin, the vast majority of the new, world-beating T-34 and KV tanks were abandoned without firing a shot, and most of the aircraft losses were due to planes being left intact on the airfields by deserting airmen.

This English-language article is a good introduction: http://www.solonin.org/en/book_june22/12



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