I became Stalin chapter 68
Whatever the case on the Western Front, the German forces in the East were devastated.
The retreat of the German forces from the Southern Front had freed up space, and the Northern Front was in the process of reorganizing the front line.
The Northwest Front was virtually in a state of disintegration due to the fall of Pskov and a series of delayed battles. With his excellent command, Captain Batutin succeeded in grabbing and rebuilding the Northwest Front, which was on the verge of being shattered, but the fatigue of the troops and the loss of equipment were inevitable.
“General Konev, you take over the command of the two field forces under the former Northwest Front.”
“Thank you! Comrade Secretary General!”
A good part of the Northwest Front was attached to Ivan Konev’s Northern Front. Konev took part of the reinforced Northwest Front and up to two newly reinforced field armies, taking command of the second largest front after Zhukov’s Southern Front.
However, the front he had to control was too wide, so Konev made a major reorganization of the northern front’s command system.
First, East Karelia’s troops, which were facing the Finnish army that had slowly descended following the Soviet retreat, were moved from the direct control of the Northern Front to the jurisdiction of the 7th Independent Army.
The 14th Army was deployed to the north of Leningrad and the Karelian Isthmus on the west side of Lake Ladoga, and the 23rd and 21st Army were deployed in the wetlands from the south bank of the Neva to the Luga River.
For the defense of Novogorod, the 8th Army, which belonged to the Northwest Front, the newly reinforced 32nd Army, and the 11th Army in the direction of Narva to cooperate with it.
The defense of northern Russia now rested entirely on his shoulders.
And a secret letter from Stavka arrived.
The secret letter was written in something he could not have imagined. Negotiations with the Finnish Army? Are you willing to give both Karelia to Finland?
In the last war, the Winter War, Finland turned 400,000 of the advancing Soviet troops under Marshal Vorosilov’s command to frozen corpses in the frozen ground, despite a close 3:1 weakness.
In the end, the Finnish army surrendered with the disastrous result of ceding the industrial areas of Bipuri and Yang Karelia after suffering huge losses of 70,000 men or 20% of the total force, but they cooperated with the German fascists and went to war with the Soviet Union again entered into
In the position of having to deploy an enormous force of two field troops in the Karelia area to prevent them, the front line commander is grateful to negotiate with Finland and turn these forces against the Germans… How did the secretary come to make this choice?
The secretary he knew did not want to give up even an inch of land.
And what if you give Finland East and West Karelia? Leningrad, the second most important city in the Soviet Union, came within the reach of Finland, ruled by Tsar’s subject and white dictator Mannerheim.
But… The command was the command. For him, it was more important to stop Germany’s Army Group North from advancing, the army of the brilliant commander Manstein.
“Maybe it’s a deception.”
It’s easier than twisting a child’s arm to tie up the Finns as if they’re giving up Karelia now, and then take back the land after defeating Germany.
The Northern Front Army was already engaged in constant engagement on the front line. It would have been better if there were even fewer. In particular, because the German Army Group Northern Army’s tank power had fallen to an insignificant level, the Northern Front Army was far behind in the allocation of armored forces.
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The Soviet forces in the north had to deal with the incoming German armored forces using “light” artillery 76mm artillery, newly developed portable rocket guns, or otherwise 120mm and 152mm howitzers.
“Damn it! damn it! Damn it!”
Sergeant Nikolai was shouting all sorts of slurs, cursing the god and the secretary who had sent him here. Chief, why? Of course, if you put out abusive language with the honor of the secretary, there would be terrible consequences… Anyway, swearing is a free law.
Several new recruits looked up from the trenches with dazzling eyes to witness the rocket fire skills that made squad leader Sgt Nikolai a legendary figure.
During the campaign in the Southern Front, Private Nikolai, then a Private, fainted after seeing Sgt. Volozar, who had a heroic criminal record, rushing out.
He woke up in a field hospital in Kiev. I was able to hear a little late about what had happened there.
“Pr. Nikolai, did you destroy three new tanks of those very fascists?”
Most of his troops were killed in engagements with German forces. Sgt. Voloja also… seemed to have died. In that battle where both the company commander and the platoon commander were killed and the best surviving company was only a sergeant, young Micha survived and reported the progress of the battle.
Thoroughly from your point of view.
“At that time, a rocket was fired from the trench where Private Nikolai and Sgt. Voloja were located, and after that, the two of them ran away… In any case, it is certain that the two men destroyed the tank. I know who shot it… .”
“This friend is right. We retreated when we saw the two of them hiding behind a destroyed tank.”
“I saw Private Nikolai carrying a rocket, but… .”
Yes. Sgt. Voloja beat Nikolai to carry rockets for a while because it was heavy, and for that reason, Nikolai was driven as the owner of the heroic achievement of destroying three enemy tanks.
Nikolai glances at him, because no one who claims to have ever gone doesn’t know where he’s gone. Yes! I did! Nalm swallowed the former.
To be honest, I felt sorry for Voloja, but the living have to live. And when you become a soldier… It looked like it could be seen well by the nurse, Maria Ivanova.
His ‘relationship’, political officer Seol? The crew members who were taken to the hospital with him had no idea where he was.
Maybe he was killed… ? Micha clouded her tail like that.
Anyway, for that reason, he was promoted to sergeant and also became a squad leader, and at some point he came to Group Northern Army as his original unit was reorganized.
The company commander, who saw his career, introduced him to the soldiers and introduced him as a great rocket gunner. Far from reuniting with Maria Ivanova, whom he had been waiting for, he was called up to the cold north to deal with the German tanks advancing with twinkling. had to aim at
Most of the guns operated by the allies in the northern area were plain-fire guns. It is also a poor 76mm class.
The firepower was poor compared to the 120mm howitzer, the 152mm class, or the 203mm class, and the 76mm howitzer, which was heavy to be dragged and bent only at the soldiers’ waists, did not show much effect on the new German tanks.
Light field guns were unable to stop the enemy tanks, except for one tank, which was accidentally hit by a track and was unable to maneuver – and was still firing machine guns and main guns.
The company commander allocated several rockets for Sergeant Nicholas Nikolai, who was a great rocket gunner and was awarded the Order of the Red Star, and now he is in danger of having to fire the rockets to avoid the enemy’s machine gun baptism.
‘Maria Ivanova, please… !’
In his heart, Maria Ivanova, who now does not know where he has gone, has become a kind of goddess of victory. I don’t know if the Goddess will ever see him, who devastatingly imagines doing this and that and that every day of the Goddess of Victory’s abundant breasts, but anyway, he shouted a charge.
“character… charge! wow! Whoa!”
“Wow! wow! Whoa!”
The howitzer fire was stopping, and now it was time for the infantry charge.
As Sergeant Volozha did, he ordered his squad to charge and fired his rockets, counting to three.
Surprisingly, the rocket went straight into the flank of a new, stationary enemy tank. How many seconds did it feel like eternity had passed since the metal beeping sound? The new tank exploded. pop!
Flames erupted from within the enemy’s tank turret, and no one escaped. To be precise, it just floundered with the fire on and then drooped over the turret. The soldiers who saw it burst out with a shout.
“Also! Our heroic squad leader comrade!”
Nikolai ran behind the soldiers cheering for him.
Cover up, cover up. These recruits didn’t know anything and liked them, but the enemy’s tanks and machine guns weren’t the only ones.
“Everyone, cover up! obscuration!”
If it was Sgt. Voloja, he would have added a lot of colorful imaginations about the sex life of his mother and twins, but Nikolai was not like that. When the recruits heard his voice, they quickly fell to their knees and fired their assault rifles or grabbed grenades and tossed them. Five… Better than my recruits?
The private who followed him, his name is still vague… Shasha! right.
“Hey, Sasha! Give me a rocket!”
“Yes! Squad Leader!”
The next rocket was loaded. Sasha was still pretty good with guns, so he was attached to the back of the smoke-emitting turret, feeding the Germans bullets one by one. yes, thank you… It became a burden when other people were too interested. The next goal is… a little more comfortable. Take that 3rd train once… .
A German soldier, who was ignorantly charged in the middle, got caught in the path of a flying rocket and fell bloodied. Nikolai was nauseous the first time he saw a rocket hit a human. damn it And it seemed that the rocket could not hit the tank due to the trajectory of the rocket was misaligned, and it seemed that it flew and committed suicide.
He didn’t destroy any more tanks that day, but first impressions matter to everyone. When the squad members saw him destroy a new tank, rumors of Sergeant Nicholas Nikolai, a people’s hero and sharpshooter, each of whom were awarded the Order of the Red Star, spread rumors in the company, and now it seems that no one in his battalion or regiment knows him. The company commander clenched his hand and waved and promised that he would now be promoted to sergeant.
“Damn it… .”
As he left the company commander’s barracks, he murmured. It’s all good and everything is fine, so can’t you please take me out of this cold and sweltering place?
He received a new winter coat and boots earlier than anyone else. I didn’t even point out that the soldiers who had done heroic martial arts wore more priestly clothes, as most officers do.
But this winter’s cold seemed to penetrate to the bone. To the extent that I can’t feel the sensation of my big toe even though I’m wearing US-made socks made of thick wool.
“Hey, Sasha. You did a good job today.”
“Ah! Thank you, Squad Leader! Are you really that great?”
The great thing is you, man. Did you shoot very well? So they gave each other public death and summoned the squad members. I tried to make a small bonfire, but it didn’t work because of the cold wind.
“Damn, did this hot chocolate cross the water?”
Because it was a cold area, the upper part distributed sweet and fatty foods quite well. How do American pigs grow? He was now obsessed with bacon from America.
‘America, America is so great!’
Not like our Soviet Union. How do you make something so delicious… I remembered the Coke I ate at the hospital where I was taken to. Hot chocolate made with melted chocolate was better than cola in this weather, but it was awesome anyway!
“this… Who can light a fire?”
“Yes, squad leader, I… Hahaha.”
A member of the squad patted his waist and pulled out a lighter.
“Wow, is that a German lighter?”
All the squad members were amazed. Mischievous Ivan smirked and clicked his lighter as if boasting, showing off his sparkling silver luster.
“It was ‘given’ by the fascist prisoners of war, and it is very useful.”
“If something like that happens later, give me one too. Was your name Ivan?”
“Oh, it’s okay, Sergeant. If only you could give me my lifeline… .”
Everyone laughed out loud. I survived again today. I survived, drank hot chocolate, and saw a strange lighter.
Even if it was a sergeant’s salary, there wasn’t much to see, but if I became a sergeant, wouldn’t I be able to get something like that? There were soldiers who seized the watches worn by some German soldiers and traded them secretly, but Nikolai did not like watches very much right now.
“Oh, have you tried this?”
“uh? what is that?”
“This is… What did you say… hemp… .”
Ivan again took out a stick containing some things like Heoyeon bread. Is that friend very useful? Where did you get all that stuff?
In any case, while evacuated, Nikolai learned roughly how to read the American alphabet.
“hemp… wee… Melosha? (Ш in Cyrillic is ‘sha’, mistaken for W)”
“Ah! I guess that’s what the name was. Eat this with chocolate like this… They said to stick it in a tree and heat it up to eat it.”
“Oh, this is really delicious, isn’t it?”
The sweetness that melts in your mouth was alive with the bread-like motif. It is different from the dark sweetness of chocolate and the sweet-sour sweetness of candy. Alas… Is this happiness? He was happy today.
“Long live the Soviet Union! Long live the alliance with the United States! Long live, great friendship!”
I became Stalin chapter 68