Soviet Far East front against Japan

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by deadb_tch, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

  2. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    I had no idea that there was a Fart East Front. Was there a Fart West Front as a countefart, er, counterpart?

    tom:p
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've just edited a FART into FAR.
    Sorry I've got giggles now.
    School boy humour. Sorry , how unbecoming of a Mod.
     
  4. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    I had no idea that there was a Fart East Front. Was there a Fart West Front as a countefart, er, counterpart?


    tom u r recalling to me song of Bloodhound Gang "Farting with the walkman on" :D Owen thanx for that school-style humor - I like it in right place :)

    Anyway, tom, read here: Soviet Far East Front - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  5. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    I was afraid to Google "Fart East Front".

    tom
     
  6. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    Operation August Storm was the final land battle of the war, and surely was one of the reasons Hirohito capitulated. After Barbarossa, it was, perhaps, the largest land assault in WWII.


    The Battle

    Shortly after midnight on 9 August 1945, assault parties of Soviet troops crossed the Soviet-Manchurian border and attacked Japanese positions in Manchuria. This was the vanguard of a force of more than 1.5 million men that was to advance along multiple axes on a frontage of more than 4,400 kilometers, traversing in its course virtually every type of terrain from the deserts of Inner Mongolia to the shores of the Sea of Japan. Thus began one of the most significant campaigns of World War II.
    .....


    Moved by Allied appeals for support and wishing to cement the Soviet Union's postwar position in the Far East, Soviet leaders began planning a final campaign to wrest from Japan Manchuria, northern Korea, southern Sakhalin Island and the Kurile Islands. The enormity of the task of conquering the vast expanse of Manchuria before a Japanese surrender rivaled the challenges of earlier operations. More than 10,000 kilometers separated Manchuria from the main area of Soviet operations in Europe. Forces and equipment destined for deployment to Manchuria had to move along a transportation network limited in capacity and fragile in its composition. Soviet estimates of force requirements necessary to undertake such an extensive campaign were correspondingly large. Thus, the anticipated campaign involved extensive planning and preparations stretching over a five-month period from April to August 1945. The results of the campaign attested to the success of the planning and the thoroughness of preparations.

    In nine days Soviet forces penetrated from 500 to 950 kilometers into Manchuria, secured major population centers, and forced the Japanese Kwantung Army and its Manchukuoan and Inner Mongolian auxiliaries to surrender. Thus, Soviet forces achieved their territorial objectives within a limited period of time, despite severe terrain obstacles and significant Japanese resistance. The campaign validated the experience Soviet forces had gained in the war against Germany. The Red Army applied the advanced tactical and operational techniques it had learned in the brutal school of war in the west. It also displayed the requisite degree of audacious leadership Soviet commanders had laboriously developed during the western campaigns. The Manchurian campaign represented the highest state of military art in Soviet World War II operations. Contemporary officers and any serious student of twentieth century warfare can benefit greatly from an understanding of the nature of this campaign.


    Attribution:
    Lt. Col. David M. Glantz
    Leavenworth Papers
    Combat Studies Institute
    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    1983.


    JT
     
  7. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    JT

    JT, many thnx!!
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  9. R Leonard

    R Leonard Member

    Combined Arms Research Library has August Storm by Glantz available for download, both August Storm: The Soviet 1945 Strategic Offensive in Manchuria and August Storm: Soviet Tactical and Operational Combat in Manchuria, 1945. You can down load these piecemeal by chapter.

    See: https://cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil/carl/resources/csi/content.asp#aug

    CARLS also has a 7.75 Mb down load of Glantz's Soviet Defensive Tactics at Kursk, July 1943. available if you're interested in that sort of stuff.
    See: http://cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil/carl/download/csipubs/glantz2.pdf

    CARLS, generally, has a nice selection of WWII and other periods documents. See:
    http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/contentdm/home.htm

    Rich
     
  10. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    The armored divisions of the Soviets would have gone through any defenses the Japs could have put up like a hot knife through butter.

    tom
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Combined Arms Research Library has August Storm by Glantz available for download, both August Storm: The Soviet 1945 Strategic Offensive in Manchuria and August Storm: Soviet Tactical and Operational Combat in Manchuria, 1945. You can down load these piecemeal by chapter.


    Damn, I was going to mention this remarkable piece of work but you came first :)
     
  12. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Glantz is an excellent writer about the East and his articles are well worth a read.
     
  13. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    i did not know the soviet union allowed u.s personnel to participate in any ww2 battles or campaigns .yours,lee.
     
  14. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    i did not know the soviet union allowed u.s personnel to participate in any ww2 battles or campaigns .yours,lee.

    What did ya mean, Lee?:huh:
     

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