Rezension bezieht sich auf: Few Returned Few Returned Few Returned: Twenty-Eight Days on the Russian Front, Winter 1942-1943 Twenty-Eight Days on the Russian Front, Winter ... Days on the Russian Front, Winter, 1942-43 (Taschenbuch)FEW RETURNED :BY EUGENIO CORTI
The famous translation of "I piu' non ritornano" in english.This is the accounts of insanity,depravity,suffering and true war reality in the form of a diary of a Italian Artillery liuetenent in the soviet Don retreat.It shows the bravery of italian soldiers and the bare extents people will use to attempt to live.After twenty-eight days of encirclement, only 4,000 italians of the 30,000 Italians made it out of the pocket.It shows the barbarity with which the Russians exacted on the italians,and the contempt and disrespect that the Germans also displayed torwards the russians and italians. For example :the small contigint of Germans with which the italians had in their ranks executed russian prisnors captired by the italians without any authority of the italian commanding officers,this led to the russians killing any of the countless italian prisnors that they came across (who could not move due to frostbite,wounds etc).It aso showed the callous direspect that the soviets showed to their own men One example is how the soviets deployed a uzbek company (gang pressed into the ranks)into a entrenched position where they were pounded by italian 81 mm mortars and never got to fire a shot back...when the uzbek company was completely destroyed the soviets replaced them with another fresh company to be murdered ....what does this =? Human life to absorb and use up the enemies ammunition.Also interesting was how Ukranian peasents helped the italians build a underground/bunker type church just so they could attend mass. Some interesting parts ae when a german armour attack to breakthrough soviet ranks consits of a huge Panther Tank ,several small French Hotchkiss tanks and "Battaglione M "italian assault troops they were able to knock out and force to withdraw a force of over 15 T34/76 med tanks. This book is a first hand eyewitness account of a front of the war that is very often generalized and not well documented by historians.It is among my favorite titles.
Few Returned Few Returned Few Returned: Twenty-Eight Days on the Russian Front, Winter 1942-1943 Twenty-Eight Days on the Russian Front, Winter ... Days on the Russian Front, Winter, 1942-43(6 Kundenrezensionen)
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