Friday, June 22, 2007

The T-34

From Wikipedia’s entry on the Soviet T-34 tank:

“In May 1944, the Wehrmacht had only 304 Panthers operating on the Eastern Front, while the Soviets had increased T-34-85 production to 1,200 tanks per month.

“‘Quantity has a quality all its own.’
--attributed to Joseph Stalin

“As the factory became surrounded by heavy fighting in the Battle of Stalingrad, the situation there grew desperate: stories persist that unpainted T-34 tanks were driven out of the factory into the battlefields around it.”

photo: Germany, Berlin, 1945 May

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