Did Stalin ever see combat?

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T.R.Searle
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Did Stalin ever see combat?

Post by T.R.Searle » 05 Sep 2002 20:15

Did Joseph Stalin ever see combat before? I know he "fought" in the revolution but was he at the front or behind the lines like in WWII.

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Post by Starinov » 05 Sep 2002 21:23

He was involved in the defenses of Tsaritsin in 1918 and in the attack against Poland in 1920. Now it depends how you consider a commissar's involvement on the front line knowing that he was attached to the staff of the 1st Horse Army...

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Post by Brannik » 07 Sep 2002 22:19

As far as I know,Stalin was never in action.None of his biographers mentions it.So,it is just like his work experience :wink:

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Post by Gott » 08 Sep 2002 07:08

Starinov wrote:He was involved in the defenses of Tsaritsin in 1918 and in the attack against Poland in 1920. Now it depends how you consider a commissar's involvement on the front line knowing that he was attached to the staff of the 1st Horse Army...


and Tsaritsin was renamed Stalingrad because of Stalin's sucessful defense over the city. Its now Volgograd, but I heard a lot of people in the city wants the city to be renamed back to Stalingrad.

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