Thursday 23 January 2020

Sore Feet

"Cipher telegram
Top secret
Do not copy
TO: 1st Baltic Front
Deputy Commander of Armoured and Mechanized Forces, Colonel Karpenko

The 21 M4A2 tanks that arrived do not have a single spare road wheel with them.

During a march between Shvibuk and Arnsvalde 24 road wheels broke due to low quality rubber. I ask you to urgently give orders to issue spare road wheels for M4A2 tanks and give us directions on where to receive them.

Chief of Armoured and Mechanized Vehicles of the 7th Guards Cavalry Corps, Guards Colonel Kravtsov

Sent: March 1st, 1945 12:30
Received: March 1st, 1945 13:00"

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