First World War saw the making of America. With the sudden pick up of it’s industrial capabilities, it is but obvious that it needs markets for consumption. So, what will anyone do? First act is to create a domestic market by restricting imports. Then, impose it’s will on the weak. That is exactly what America… Read More The Great Depression – Self Inflicted?
A Division contains 10,000-15,000 soldiers. Even if we consider the division is undermanned and lost men due to previous engagements and attrition, there is no way the British put less than 7000 soldiers at Slim River. And note that the British had sufficient warning and prepared their defences considerably strong enough to halt the Japanese… Read More How Not to Fight a War – Battle of Slim River
The German Wehrmacht must be prepared to crush Soviet Russia in a quick campaign (Operation Barbarossa) even before the conclusion of the war against England. For this purpose the Army will have to employ all available units, with the reservation that the occupied territories must be secured against surprises. For the Air Force it will… Read More Directive No. 21 – Operation Barbarrosa
Our Corporal comes out with a quixotic idea – invade Russia. Actually, he had this idea for a very long time but none took him seriously. Did he check the parity of strength? Did he check the replacement rate parity? Forget whether he checked or not, does he understand what they are? He believes only… Read More Corporal Wars – The Fiasco of Leningrad
Adolf Hitler at a polling booth in Koningsberg, 1933. Well, it was immediately followed by the Riechstag fire…
Only under a dictator like that of the Corporal, we see ineligible sycophants becoming powerful persons. One of his most famous sycophants was his chauffer Sepp Dietrich. How colourful his personal life may be, let’s forget about it for good. His experience as a coachman early in life helped him earn the post of a… Read More The Corporal and the Chauffer’s Chamberpot
The Corporal’s Armies have crossed into Russia. Something should be done to run the huge war machine. Something called Hunger Plan was chalked out to manage the show. The gist of it is that, food and everything in occupied lands should go to his armies first and if anything is left out, to everyone else.… Read More Corporal Wars – How to Feed an Army