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    The Dutch East Indies were still in Japanese...

    The Dutch East Indies were still in Japanese hands when the war ended, despite being in MacArthur's sector.

    And there is nothing wrong with continuing to operate raiding subs out of Fremantle, as...
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    Solonin's a crackpot, Mihais, a follower of...

    Solonin's a crackpot, Mihais, a follower of Rezun/Suvorov's conspiracy theories.

    The article essentially memos and proposals from certain generals, not orders from Uncle Joe.

    The traditional...
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    Nimitz. Concentrate overwhelming power with one...

    Nimitz. Concentrate overwhelming power with one command. Let Australia sit there. :-)
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    As I understand it, 1979, there have been several...

    As I understand it, 1979, there have been several versions, heavily revised by Communist party officials.

    Even Zhukov complained on their publication: "That book, it is not mine."

    Those...
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    There were some specific stop-gap niches, like...

    There were some specific stop-gap niches, like the photo reconnaissance Mosquitos and night operating Beaufighters, but the contribution was almost negligible compared to what the US eventually...
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    Triple C, many people were involved in the...

    Triple C, many people were involved in the planning of all the Winter Offensives.

    A key time at Stavka was September 26th, 1942, described by Glantz in his Mars book:

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    During the day,...
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    Broadfronts make sense against an opponent able...

    Broadfronts make sense against an opponent able to move reserves between areas of a front, but in the Pacific the Japanese were scattered out over a vast perimeter, and the garrisons left stuck on...
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    Thanks for posting that, 1979. I love it ......

    Thanks for posting that, 1979.

    I love it ... as they say, "Victory has many fathers, failure is an orphan". :biggrin:
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    The Philippines followed a different, competing...

    The Philippines followed a different, competing arc.

    It was an Army-led campaign, with MacArthur starting from New Guinea, not from Hawaii as Nimitz and the Marines did.

    You could also argue...
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    This is what I said. Except that in the actual...

    This is what I said. Except that in the actual war, Pearl Harbor meant there could be no relief of the Philippines, it had to be a later reconquest.

    See for example, War Plan Orange - Wikipedia,...
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    You can see evidence for that latter view in the...

    You can see evidence for that latter view in the second reference in post 29, Triple C.

    Uncovering this (and the revisionism to associate Zhukov with victory at Stalingrad) in Zhukov's Greatest...
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    Because Pearl Harbor changed everything. Orange...

    Because Pearl Harbor changed everything. Orange went out the window.

    With the battlewagons sitting at the bottom of the harbour, Wainwright in the Philippines was going to end up in Japanese...
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    Stalin imposed his strategy on Zhukov, not the...

    Stalin imposed his strategy on Zhukov, not the other way round. For instance, even in his stint as Chief of Staff, his plan to attack Germany first in 1941 was ignored by Uncle Joe.

    Committees...
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    The Soviet attacks didn't start in January 1943,...

    The Soviet attacks didn't start in January 1943, they started in January 1942, the operation we're talking about in November 1942.

    You could argue this was the longest battle on the Eastern Front...
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    I'm sure it makes for good talk between the...

    I'm sure it makes for good talk between the quarterbacks at the Army-Navy game!



    That's interesting ... it'd certainly be a nod to the Revolutionary foundations of the country.
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    Nope. You've missed an operation. You're...

    Nope. You've missed an operation.

    You're possibly thinking of Operation Polar Star, the February 1943 offensives by the northern group of fronts.

    But from 28th November 1942 to 6th January...
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    But what would that 1/4 be? More than a million...

    But what would that 1/4 be? More than a million men?

    I think what we should concentrate on is not the capacity of this railroad or that (to supply the bulk of both Saturn and Little Saturn by...
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    The Luftwaffe was preventing river traffic from...

    The Luftwaffe was preventing river traffic from July, Minskaya, but the next month the Heer was too.

    "On August 23, the Germans launched a pincer attack on Stalingrad, with the 6th Army forming...
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    It was already severed north-south, Minskaya,...

    It was already severed north-south, Minskaya, quite early on - way back in July of '42. The Germans even occupied some of the west bank.

    So the defence of Stalingrad, the build up of forces for...
  20. Doktor, Lend Lease was sent to the UK, SU, France...

    Doktor, Lend Lease was sent to the UK, SU, France and China. About a quarter of the British LL was made up for by reverse LL. Why the idea of a lease? To make the necessary legislation acceptable to...
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