I became Stalin chapter 82
The traditionally important class of the Soviet army was artillery. Comrade the general secretary praised the utility of artillery, saying, ‘Artillery is the god of the battlefield’, and the army also put all its effort into nurturing artillery accordingly.
Of course, the artillery class required a high level of proficiency and intelligence. If virtues such as bravery and quickness were considered important to other classes, artillery required the most intelligent ability, especially mathematical ability, among the combat classes, and it was okay to have a longer bag strap than officers of other classes on average in terms of education .
College students majoring in related departments, mathematics or physics were drawn into communication-related departments or artillery regardless of their aspirations, and they had to work hard to teach math to the soldiers. Despite having to roll like that, the artillery class was well supported and admired by others.
The proud Soviet artillery officers, however, had to break their high noses once.
“I’m the artillery commander of the Joseon Volunteer Corps, isn’t it? Chuck Chuck!”
This man from the Far East was assigned the rank of lieutenant colonel under the direction of his superiors, and as a battalion commander leading an artillery battalion made up of ‘Koreans’, he was assigned to the artillery division under the direct control of the Field Army under the Northern Front Army.
I don’t know how well they’ve got it, but the superiors implicitly ordered them to be the most considerate of them.
“Where are those bastards who rolled over from a Chinese village and chattered, I’m the lieutenant colonel, and I’m the battalion commander?”
“Are we really the best elite of the Soviet Army? fucking bastards. haha… .”
The Soviet artillery officers thought so when they saw a Korean who stuttered in Russian and introduced himself as Mujeong.
‘I didn’t even get a high school education, and where did the guy who touched the sloppy mortars come down with a parachute and become the battalion commander?’
There were some who would stand in front of a strong man, but there were also those who doubted the qualities of Colonel Mujeong due to his military-like personality. Ethnic units, which had been taboo in the Soviet Union, also became a target of caution.
No matter how much they are formed into their own corps after a series of ‘fighting experiences’, they will have a separate command system from the Soviet Army… The funny thing was the funny thing.
However, Mu-jeong put an end to all this distrust with her own skills.
He and the members of the Korean artillery battalion, who handled the 82mm mortar like a ghost, showed off tricks that were close to a miracle.
The mortar fired a moving tank or not, and the fixed target, regardless of size, was to shoot and detonate the first bullet.
“Hey, is that going to happen? Let me do it too.”
“Puff, poop… No one does that!”
What about the Soviet artillery officers watching this stunt? can you do that? And everyone touched the mortar at least once, but in front of the Korean battalion members, they had to be properly humiliated.
Are you a real artilleryman because you don’t even know high school math, and you’re good at handling things like mortars? They said they were furious, and they used all kinds of new weapons as an excuse to check the ‘skills’ of the Korean battalion members, but what the hell did they eat and shoot like that?
The Korean battalion, which began to skillfully handle weapons that even the elite officers of the Soviet Army could not handle properly, showed a truly remarkable ability.
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The Soviet artillery was undergoing rapid hardware advances at this time.
The various rocket guns produced by the Koryorov Design Bureau were mass-produced one by one and began to be deployed to the front-line units, and large-caliber howitzers and self-propelled howitzers were mass-produced and assigned.
In addition, the latest secret weapon, the proximity fuse, has begun to be supplied in small quantities, mainly 203mm high explosives.
The military command heard of the high price of the proximity fuse, and ordered the officers to use it as a flagship, and to use it sparingly because it is an expensive item. However, regardless of how high their back was, the Korean battalioners began to shoot at the new weapons they had acquired, like children with a fun toy in their hands, regardless of the military commander’s appeal.
“Goes! Goes! I’m going crazy~!”
The soldiers of the Soviet artillery unit, who watched them from around, giggled and followed their slogans with their tongues crossed.
The 203mm B-4 heavy howitzer, the most powerful force in the 203 Breakthrough Artillery Division under the direct control of the 51st Army, was eventually returned to the Korean Battalion. Since the number was so small that even within the Soviet Army, there were few people who had dealt with it, so the heavy guns were given to the Koreans who were selected as the most capable battalion in the division.
Originally, the proximity fuse was developed to be used as an anti-aircraft shell, but despite the improvements and improvements, Stavka was surprised by the high price. I put a close-up fuse on it.
Thanks to the overwhelming peony contained in 100 kg, the heavy artillery, which had a huge lethal radius when detonated in the air, was a great help to the Soviet offensive. The captured German soldiers were terrified of the destructive power of ‘Stalin’s Hamma’ and even asked what they were doing.
“Very good! After the 3rd Japanese bombardment, it jumps out and radiates heat again!”
After looking at the coordinates given by the Soviet observer, Lieutenant Colonel Mujeong glanced around the battery and gave instructions in fast Korean language that the Soviet Army could not understand.
“Two batteries! 1 mil! Reload me, Harau!”
He tickled his tongue when he saw a few people whimpering and reloading a huge 100kg shell.
“Look at the soldiers whimpering over those heavy shells. Can’t you make some autoloaders?”
“Okay, comrade battalion commander. I will report.”
It also attaches an automatic loading device, and makes it easy to roll that heavy gun while making it before and makes it self-propelled to dissipate heat! While Mujeong gave such instructions to the observation officer, the Order of Lenin shone on his chest.
The main role of the B-4 heavy howitzer battalion, which had a range about 1.5 times that of the German artillery, was to fire artillery against the enemy artillery.
A reaper of the battlefield that silences the corresponding artillery positions by pouring bombardment with heavy cannons with explosive range and power when the observation team brings the data analyzed while the allies are engaged in fierce battles.
It was not possible to know how many German guns were captured because it was difficult to count the exact crimes, but it went up to Stavka that the 51st Field Army had the least damage from artillery in the entire Northern Front.
Stavka showed an unusually quick response by conferring the Order of the Red Flag to the Korean battalion for this remarkable achievement and the Order of Lenin for the battalion commander Mujeong.
Newspapers praised them as heroic comrades fighting for the liberation of Korea and the Soviet Union, the homeland of the proletariat.
On the front page was a picture taken together with the general secretary, Lieutenant General Hong Beom-do, the honorary commander of the Korean Liberation Army, and Captain Kim Young-ok, a Korean who was dispatched to support the Soviet Union from the United States, an ally of the United States.
Of course, the remarkable major they established was possible thanks to some consideration from the Command.
After training, they were given the best equipment and turned back in the worst battlegrounds.
In addition, many of the Koreans were veterans of the Republic of China Army, the Communist Party of China, or the Japanese Army, and most of them had several years of practical experience.
From the point of view of the Soviet Army, where most of the soldiers and officers had little experience in combat, Korean units were a valuable resource, and their requests were found to be mostly reasonable, and everything they wanted was provided as much as possible.
“Come on, fly, Turau!”
After three volleys, 18 tractors slid in with a creaking engine sound. Tractors connected to the heavy howitzer began to move in line one by one in order to quickly leave the scene before the German counterattack occurred.
“The fascist battalions are silent!”
When the news team reported, the soldiers cheered. Also!
“Kareya Ura! Curry Ura!”
“Ah ha ha ha ha! Cheap Ura! Savint y Velikiya Strana!” (Long live the Soviets! The USSR is a great country)
Soviet soldiers shouted Kareya ura.
wow! wow! Hero Battalion Ura! Most of the Korean troops came from China, so they could not speak Russian, but gradually they were able to learn a word or two. Among them, the one that I learned the fastest was ‘Ura’. hurray! it was
Those who have learned a little more Russian shout together, and the USSR is a great country! ‘ he replied in slurred Russian.
Some soldiers whistled, and as they moved away on a tractor, the Koreans waved their hands to say good-bye to them. The Soviets were usually blunt and hard-headed because they didn’t laugh well, but after going through the battlefield or drinking several times, they became loyal friends.
“Even if they pretend to be friendly, they try to hit the back of the head.”
“Hey, you did a good job. Dirty bastards like pigs… .”
When one of the Korean soldiers insulted the Chinese, some nodded when they heard it.
Even though he used Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and Koreans, he was wary. Since they started out as warlords, Koreans must have been wary of becoming warlords.
However, most Koreans had little interest in favoritism in China. I was with them as communist comrades, or as friends fighting against the Japanese. Don’t miss my lost hometown, mountains and streams. Would it be better to have a different and different Chinese land?
Nevertheless, the Chinese took a double attitude toward the Koreans until the end. So did the leaders, and the shrewd Chinese people we meet in our daily life also tried to eat something extra from the small side, so the Koreans were fed up with the Chinese.
When the Soviet Union said they would take the Koreans, quite a few Koreans thought they had finally sold us to the Roskes. Well, when I came, I found out that wasn’t the case.
Although the Soviets were initially wary of the nonsensical, yellow-faced Koreans, they quickly became friends.
Is it because the compatriots that Secretary-General Stalin led to that wasteland of Central Asia achieved such outstanding achievements? Or did Comrades Woon-hyeong Yeo and Won-bong Kim roast and boil the secretary?
The Soviets treated Koreans with respect, and the general secretary showed a very favorable attitude toward Joseon.
“We are currently unable to attack Japan in the east because of threats from the west, but when that day comes! You will be at the forefront of the great mission of liberating your country. Liberation Joseon Ura! Whoa!”
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“Comrade Secretary General. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to organize the Koreans into one unit like that… .”
“Comrade Zhukov. I don’t know if you have anything to do with politics, but… Did you have reactionary intentions against the orders of the Politburo?”
Some Soviet politicians and soldiers questioned the “special treatment” of Koreans. Why are you treating them like this? Of course, in the end I got it.
“Can we control China in the Far East in the future?”
“Yes? Wouldn’t it be difficult?”
“Then what about Japan?”
“… It seems difficult, but… .”
When I opened the map and went down one by one, I usually understood. Zhukov, too, seemed to understand to some extent what I pointed out on the map.
“okay. As you said, we can’t do what we want, whether it’s China or Japan. But if… They say that Joseon is under our influence. Then here in Wonsan, and… What if we could use Jeju over there?”
“Well… Well done… .”
“Look. Japan will lose its bridgehead to the continent and become an island, and we will be able to gain a port to the Pacific Ocean. It will also serve as an air base for Beijing and Nanjing. Isn’t there a reason for trying to occupy this small peninsula since the Tsar’s time?”
Besides our identity as a Korean, there were tons of reasons why we should have the Korean Peninsula under our influence.
One of them was securing an immovable port, which Russia had long longed for, such as Wonsan and Busan, and the value of the Korean Peninsula as a forward base that could keep China and Japan in check.
If Japan and China are to be divided in half from the United States in the future, the weight of East Asia will be the Korean Peninsula in between, so it was very important to have them within the sphere of influence.
“Don’t look down on that piece of land. How much trouble would it be if it fell into American hands? This is just another great game. It just became the US, not the UK.”
In the 19th century, Russia has been fighting for colonies with Britain and other parts of the world in order to break the blockade within the continent and advance into the world. They fought over the Ottomans to go to the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea, Persia to go to the Indian Ocean, and Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula in the Far East.
After being defeated by Japan, which was Britain’s partner in the Far East, he eventually withdrew to Vladivostok, and entered into negotiations with Britain and Russia to deal with Germany. Although they joined hands in this war to set foot on the revived Germany, they cannot always be allies.
The US may be friends now, but someday it will enter a competitive landscape with the Soviet Union. Before that, it was necessary to spread influence around the world.
Before America realized its own strength and broke away from isolationism.
“If we advance into the Atlantic Ocean with Germany and France on our side, and spread our influence over the Korean Peninsula and Japan into the Pacific Ocean, we will no longer be confined to the continent. It’s for him, so don’t be too upset. Do you understand?”
“Yes! Comrade Secretary General!”
I became Stalin chapter 82