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Although we are WWII, I thought some of you, especially the Brits would like to hear this. 

The rock group Sabaton is considered a heavy metal band but they sing mostly songs about the various wars and battles throughout history.  They are actually quite good, you can understand what they are saying and are not obnoxiously loud. Plus they are generally all historically accurate.  Their latest album is about WWI.

This one is probably the best ever: Flanders Fields and isn't what you would expect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQmMqZlLFVc
 

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It's actually a good band if you are able to look past their old "village people" image. At least this song makes me feel grateful to be born in peaceful times.

 

Edited by Bulletpoint

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21 minutes ago, Bulletpoint said:

It's actually a good band if you are able to look past their old "village people" image. At least this song makes me feel grateful to be born in peaceful times.

 

 

I liked that one and never heard about it until this song. Must have been an awful site to see but kind of humorous to have seen that many Germans flee in terror to that few amount of Soviets.

 

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14 hours ago, Commanderski said:

The rock group Sabaton is considered a heavy metal band but they sing mostly songs about the various wars and battles throughout history.  They are actually quite good, you can understand what they are saying and are not obnoxiously loud. Plus they are generally all historically accurate.  Their latest album is about WWI.

+1 Great band.  Good workout music too.  Some of my favorite songs: Soldier of Three Armies, Ghost Division and of course, 82nd All The Way.    

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15 hours ago, Commanderski said:

I liked that one and never heard about it until this song. Must have been an awful site to see but kind of humorous to have seen that many Germans flee in terror to that few amount of Soviets.

Not Soviets :) This is episode of Osowets fort seige in 1914-1915 during WWI. The big fortification is situated in nowadays Poland, which in that time was under rule of Russian Empire.

Each country has own military history mythes and "attack of the dead men" is one of its. Initially this episode was described in monography "Struggle for Osowets" by Sergei Khmelkov, who was prticipator of this defense, but not participator of this "dead men attack". All information about it reflected in the book from the words of eyewitness. According to Khmelkov on 24th July 1915, Germans, during third assault, used gas attack against one of the sector of defense, which defended four companies. They thought all defenders dead and attacked in the force of 14 German battalions. They overcame first two trench lines - all defenders were poisoned. But anyway Germans started own advance too early, because the gas cloud wasn't scatter completely yet. Southern wing of German troops turned out under own gas impact and also met resistance of survived Russian infantrymen and withdrew. But on other part of defense Germans approaced to critically important bridge near railroad. This sector was defended by two companies, which also suffered from a gas, but kept about half of personnel. As a reinforcement form the fort to them was directed a company which almost didn't suffer from the gas. So on approach to the bridge Germans was sudednly engaged with fort artillery, and in addition Russian infantrymen rushed on them in bayonets. Forward German lines fled in panic and put to flight other. 

From German side there is only information, that after gas attack they started own advance, but when Russians met them with fire and turned out the gas didn't kill all, they stopped advance and turned back. 

The myth was borned in 2009, when the book of Khmelkov got in the hand of Rusian journalist Voronov. To the 95th anniversary of WWI beginning he issued an article about Osowets and this episode, which he called "dead men attack". To the laconic describing of Khmelkov he added many "artistic effects" like "appeared from the green clouds Russian soldiers,  сouging up bloody particles of lungs from themeselve" and many other zombi-style describings. But this article then left unnoticed. Only in 2011 it was re-issued with "new epic details" in Special Force's magazin "Bratishka" ("The bro"). In that article already wasn't any word about Russian artillery effect, but only how several dozens of semi-poisoned infantrymen put in the flight whole German regiment. Looks like Russian propaganda specialists payed attention on this, so this article started to repost in many media, on TV etc. After Georgian 888 war and raised prices on the oil,  Russian society was in euphoria "we are strongest in the wold and can throw a challenge to the West", thus this "dead men attack" turned out a brilliant example of "Superiority of Russian spirit". Though in the real all was not like in zomby-blockbaster style.

Edited by Haiduk

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54 minutes ago, George MC said:

Even had a tank on stage!

What am sure everyone wants to know George is what model and how many rivets were on the front glacis to make sure you got the model correct.

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2 hours ago, Erwin said:

What am sure everyone wants to know George is what model and how many rivets were on the front glacis to make sure you got the model correct.

It was camouflaged :) so just looked a bit ‘Tanky’. 

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Just one of many cool songs. 

Sabaton — Soldier Of 3 Armies (France 2016)

 

Lyrics: 

Started out as a reserve
Soon promoted when deserved
And the legend has begun
With a bounty on his head
The red army wants him dead
Soviet enemy number one
Cross of Mannerheim
Addicted to the war game
Never-ending flame
Victory reclaimed
Oh, we remember, we remember, we remember
Shout, Lauri Törni's name
A soldier of three armies knows the game
Keeps their echo from the past
Rise from beyond your grave
Son of Finland and the Green Beret
May you rest in peace at last
Lauri Allan Törni
Across the water a new start
War still beating in his heart
A new legend has been born
Started out as a reserve
Soon promoted when deserved
Changed his name to Larry Thorne
Cross of Mannerheim
Addicted to the war game
Never-ending flame
Victory reclaimed
Oh, we remember, we remember, we
Edited by MOS:96B2P

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