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Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:55
Subject: Re: revising air war kill
There is no
prize on either side for making the enemy assessment of effectiveness any
That's true, but in many other cases the Russians are starting to be
brutally honest about how things really were. A recent study just proved that
Prokhorovka -- one of the legendary battles of WWII and according to the
Soviets the biggest single tank battle in history -- was not the crushing
defeat on the Germans the Soviets claimed. They found out they lost over 700
tanks out of about 750 involved, whereas the Germans only lost 400 out of 600.
But at the end of the day, the Germans ran out of fuel and ammo, which forced
The jury is still out on Korea.