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  • Insane Italian propaganda pictures

    Mussolini must have brought lots of funny stuff from Ethiopia to his artists, otherwise there's no explanation to this.


    German and Finnish soldiers on skis attack a Soviet supply convoy across the ice of the Ladoga lake


    Capture of the Soviet General Staff (!!!) in Stalingrad

    and the crown jewel which totally takes the cake


    "Bolshevik defence system" - German soldiers liberate civilians placed in front of Soviet bunkers as a human shield

    See more of this here - http://tipolog.livejournal.com/24080.html
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  • #2
    Originally posted by ShAA View Post
    German and Finnish soldiers on skis attack a Soviet supply convoy across the ice of the Ladoga lake
    Well, Finnish troops did try to sink the Soviet ship "Kazahstan" both using men and improved rockets sleds during the Winter War.

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    • #3
      At least, pictures are well drawn.
      There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Martti Kujansuu View Post
        Well, Finnish troops did try to sink the Soviet ship "Kazahstan" both using men and improved rockets sleds during the Winter War.
        It's like in that old joke about Rabinovich and rumours about him: "In fact, you're absolutely right, however I have a few corrections. He didn't play poker - he betted on a horse, and he didn't win but actually lost".
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Emtos View Post
          At least, pictures are well drawn.
          Yeah, and russians have more or less human faces. Germans, poles and finns drawed them as biracial freaks (half semitic-half asian hybrids).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Xander View Post
            Yeah, and russians have more or less human faces. Germans, poles and finns drawed them as biracial freaks (half semitic-half asian hybrids).
            You can add several modern Western authors to the list. On the other hand, the modern Italian artist Giuseppe Rava did a very good job painting squads of Russian infantry.

            Where this unknown Italian artist failed is the uniforms and the top-down view of T-34, which he otherwise painted quite accurately. On one of the pictures it looks like a BMP-1 or a BRDM with a round turret. This is not speaking of realism, like these paintings with a whole company of knocked out KV-2s standing in a tight formation, "human shield", etc. - his job was to create visual propaganda and he did it quite well.
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            • #7
              That Italian cavalry charge over and through the trenches was epic. Death before dismount forever.
              Кто там?
              Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
              Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stryker 19K30 View Post
                That Italian cavalry charge over and through the trenches was epic. Death before dismount forever.
                Looking at the picture next to it, the Cossack cavalry didn't even get anywhere close, and the Italians aren't even entrenched. I guess the explanation is that the Soviet infantry had 1 rifle for 3 people and the cavalry had 1 saber for 3 horsemen. Sometimes it is said they even had 1 horse for 3 horsemen, just because Stalin wanted so.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ShAA View Post
                  Looking at the picture next to it, the Cossack cavalry didn't even get anywhere close, and the Italians aren't even entrenched. I guess the explanation is that the Soviet infantry had 1 rifle for 3 people and the cavalry had 1 saber for 3 horsemen. Sometimes it is said they even had 1 horse for 3 horsemen, just because Stalin wanted so.
                  Obviously the Italians have a far greater tradition of mounted warfare than the Cossacks, duh!
                  Кто там?
                  Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                  Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                  • #10


                    Hordes of attacking KV 2 are really epic.
                    There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Emtos View Post


                      Hordes of attacking KV 2 are really epic.
                      What you don't know is the Soviets are in the defense (that was standard depth for digging of BPs by the Red Army, by order of Stalin) and that is an assault being conducted by the AT gun troops. They can even shoot on the move with full stabilization.
                      Кто там?
                      Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                      Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                      • #12
                        You can see the Russians painted goulish on that one. Same as asians in Allied propaganda.
                        Wisdom is personal

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stryker 19K30 View Post
                          That Italian cavalry charge over and through the trenches was epic. Death before dismount forever.
                          Indeed. The drawing is idealized, but that's what really happened. It's one of the few WWII cavalry charges, in Izbushenskiy, August 24th, 1942. It's worth pointing out that the Soviets (the 812th Rifle Regiment) weren't really entrenched, they had just dug shallow foxholes the evening before; they were the ones advancing and in all likelihood they just expected the Italians to withdraw.
                          But they were charged and overrun. The maneuver was done by the book, though some troopers also fired SMGs from horseback. The 2nd Squadron, having broken through the enemy lines, regrouped and charged back. Just as further elements of the Italian unit were joining the fray. Horse artillery supported the attack. The Soviets broke and abandoned their positions. The cavalrymen captured some 500 prisoners and counted about 150 enemy dead. The charge was costly, naturally, some 50 casualties were taken. The Italians suffered in particular a disproportionate number of casualties among officers.
                          Michele

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                          • #14
                            I can't say this for a fact, but I think I read in some German memoirs about how terrified they were when the Soviet Cossacks made cavalry charges on them at the Pripyet marshes. They came at dawn when there was fog and attacked with their sabers and were so silent that they could vanish before any proper resistance could be put up.

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                            • #15
                              There are more pictures from the same magazine here, this time about the Winter War: http://tipolog.livejournal.com/24788.html

                              Unfortunately, this set of pictures has almost nothing of the hilarious insanity of the previous one. I'd say the method prying up the tank turret hatch seems dubious, as well as the squadron of Lottas fighting off Bolshevik hordes.
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