Karelia wrote:strengthened 163rd division, not only the basic division
I said "strengthened" the Division. Anything beyond that, it did not receive.
Karelia wrote:The exact number of Soviet casualties remains a mystery. While the Finns found some 5 000 bodies stretching from Suomussalmi village to Alassalmi.
Karelia wrote:The bodies were counted.
You know exactly who and how was the body? Please share the source.
Karelia wrote:Actually the Finnish losses were 12 times smaller... (soviet: more than 5.000 KIA, Finnish: 420 KIA+MIA)
And here is the headquarters of 47 Corps believed that 163 division lost with 1 to 31 December at 990 dead and 451 missing. Most likely, it is necessary to add another 500-600 men from the 662 regiment. Who owned the remaining 3000+ corpses can learn only from those who believed them.
Just think. If you are right and losing only killed and 163 divisions were missing more than 5 thousand people, the total losses of the Division must be at least 8-10 thousand. In early January, the Division was to make up for losses in 1839. Where did in the regiments to Division 4-7 January 2000+ people (each)? Even really defeated 44 Division had losses killed 5000 people.
"(The figures are the numbers that were counted and transported away from the front, hundreds of rifles, lmg's and mg's were taken into use immediately and thus never counted.)"
It's not a very plausible explanation. I also believe the word Soviet commanders, imparting upon reports that "the enemy fled, leaving dozens of dead bodies in front of our positions". And that is to increase REAL Finnish casualties or somehow affect the combat capability of the 9 divisions?
Karelia wrote:Maybe not "deadly", but enough to put it out of action.
163 Division remained at the front. The established what you judge its effectiveness? You know the strength of the Division and the State of its weapons? No, as I understand it. You just go on the one hand and announce their only true.
I also believe the word Soviet commanders, imparting upon reports that "the enemy fled, leaving dozens of dead bodies in front of our positions". And what? It is increase REAL Finnish casualties or somehow affect the combat capability of the 9 divisions?
Just need to critically relate to data from both sides. And all will become clear.