Mikhail Tukhachevsky & Charles de Gaulle

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Mikhail Tukhachevsky & Charles de Gaulle

Post by Kim Sung » 17 Jun 2005 08:03

During World War I, the future marshal of the Soviet Union Mikhail Tukhachevsky was taken prisoner by the Germans and held in Ingolstadt prison camp and there he met Charles de Gaulle. Being war prisoners in Germany, both were young officers. They shared a progressive idea on war strategy.

What relationship did they have in Ingolstadt? Were they friends there? Or just know each other and nothing serious between them? Did they talk with each other on war, military strategy, or other personal things? Although there was a language barrier between them, I think communication was maybe possible to a certain degree.

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Re: Mikhail Tukhachevsky & Charles de Gaulle

Post by snowwhitebloodred » 01 Feb 2023 17:55

Tukhachevsky being a noble in Russia spoke French so he had no problem communicating with de Gaulle. What he said was... roughly .... I studied communism and marxism theories thoroughly and came to the conclusion that they are too advanced for Russia. What Russia needs is the spirit of War.

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