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[Sticky] Dukla Pass - The Scenario

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In the Autumn of 1944, the 38th Soviet Army, combined with the Czechoslovak First Army Corps began its offensive into the German occupied nation of Slovakia. On September 8th, the armies began an assault southward from Poland intent on breaking through the Dukla mountain Pass (at the Polish border, near Svidnik, Slovakia) and meeting up with insurgents deep within Slovakia. This particularly long and bloody Carpathian Mountain operation was a component of the First Ukrainian Front (Soviet General Konev). The Germans positioned the 97th, 100th and 101st Jager, 254th Infantry and 82nd Division to defend the land in then-Slovakia. The battlefield was well-defended with artillery and mechanized vehicles. The area of battle stretched nearly 20 kilometers deep.

"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

Topic starter Posted : 16/03/2010 1:21 pm
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If I can add some local colour of the actual location from a holiday to deepest Slovakia. Much of this stuff was dragged up after the war when the Czechs decided they needed a new national monument and so dragged whatever kit they could find into the area. It apparantly cost the soviets 100,000 casualties to take the pass. Feel free to delete, if you dont want it.
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Posted : 18/03/2010 9:56 pm
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Cheers pinkp, great snaps! A bit ominous just having tanks still in a field! :)

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Posted : 18/03/2010 11:16 pm
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Is the lady in the last pic saying " I think we are being followed! "?

"Will you stop talking about the war!!"
"What, you started it!"
"We did NOT start it!"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland..."

Posted : 19/03/2010 7:58 am
Joseph Porta
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I would have loved to have come to this as a ruski , but the family holdiday is the same time, sorry chaps. :(

"Take that you rotton helping of strawberry flan!"
Joseph Porta to "strawberrys and cream", in the sven hassel book ,ogpu prison

Posted : 18/04/2010 10:07 pm
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Too close to my wedding for comfort this one! Soz.

Posted : 27/04/2010 11:49 pm
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This sounds like one I am up for, I have the kit uniform, PPSH, re-badged tank

Busy at Woodvale Rally that weekend :x

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Posted : 06/05/2010 11:59 am