Monthly Archives: December 2022

“New Army light tank under construction” – TTG

General Dynamics Land Systems began assembling the Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower system in November, after being selected in June to build the light tank. The first new combat vehicle to join the force in nearly four decades, the MPF system … Continue reading

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Russia Running Out of Troops in Battle for Bakhmut, Battalions Split Up—ISW

“Russia is running out of troops in the intensifying battle for Bakhmut in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, while battalions are being split up, according to an assessment by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). The U.S. think tank … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis | 40 Comments

“… Bakhmut Plan Collapses: Ukraine”

“Thousands of Russian troops have already died in the continued battle of Bakhmut, according to a Ukrainian close to the action. Serhiy Haidai, governor of the Russian-occupied Luhansk region, said Monday on his Telegram page that the city under the Ukrainian flag has … Continue reading

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“Some considerations on the sufficiency of shells in the Russian Armed Forces” – TTG

Respected telegram channels have repeatedly raised the topic of shell hunger in the Russian Armed Forces. In particular, figures were cited that in the summer our units fired up to 60,000 shells per day along the entire front line, which … Continue reading

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“Putin ‘kept alive by foreign doctors to wage war’ in Ukraine”

“Vladimir Putin is being kept alive to wage war in Ukraine by foreign doctors despite all the Western sanctions imposed on him and his regime, it is claimed. The medics have used the latest Western treatments to target his cancer, and stop … Continue reading

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” … Putin may have blinked …”

“Has Putin blinked first? The standoff between Russia and Ukraine entered its acute phase a month ago. Since January, Russian forces on the ground have probably doubled their strength, to nearly 200,000 troops. They also have many thousands of separatists … Continue reading

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The beauty of Christmas through music in a concert with three tenors

By Robert Willmann A timeless concert from 1999 — The Three Tenors Christmas — with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Pavarotti passed away in 2007, but left the world a better place through the gift of music.

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“Winter Quarters” 1863-1864 Pat Lang (from Death Piled Hard) reposted 2022

       Winter Quarters (Orange, Virginia)   “The seemingly endless time of cold darkness crept past in a succession of grey days and long nights. In its camps, the Army of Northern Virginia once again experienced the religious fervor that came … Continue reading

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The Huron Carol – reposted 2022

  “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we first begun.” Amazing Grace ————– “Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds … Continue reading

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“The story of ‘Carol of the Bells,’ a Christmas classic born in Ukraine” – TTG

“Shchedryk” (from Ukrainian: Щедрий вечiр, “Bountiful Evening”) is a Ukrainian shchedrivka, or New Year’s carol. It was arranged by composer and teacher Mykola Leontovych in 1916, and tells a story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of … Continue reading

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