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Go on mines!
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:31:12 PM »
General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) in his memoirs "Crusade to Europe", recalled a conversation with Marshal Zhukov about the Soviet method of infantry attack through minefields, which were a very serious tactical obstacle. Marshal Zhukov spoke quite casually: "When we approach a minefield, our infantry attacks as if it's not there. We consider the losses from anti-personnel mines to be approximately equal to those that machine guns and artillery would have caused us if the Germans had decided to defend this area with large forces of troops, and not with minefields." Eisenhower was in shock and could not imagine how long any American or British general would have lived if he had used such tactics. Especially if the soldiers of any of the American or British divisions found out about it.

In the photo: Marshal of the Soviet Union Zhukov and General of the US Army Eisenhower. Moscow airfield, August 1945.