Wednesday, March 30, 2011
1 Kilometer east of Karrbacka, Finland
September 11th, 1946
The driver yells over his shoulder, “Well Comrade Major that was a letdown. We drove right through the ambush site without a shot being fired.”
Smiling the Major responds, “That Comrade is the best type of an ambush! Keep your eyes open and watch the road.”
The co-driver, “Comrade Major, look to north.”
At northern sky is bright with the flashes of artillery fire.
Standing up the General looks north, “Damn, that is a lot of guns; Comrade Major, I need a long range transmitter now”
The Major yells, “Comrade Sergeant radio vehicle 1, tell them to speed up.”
Looking up from his radio the Sergeant responds, “Comrade Major I can’t get vehicle 1 to answer. The radio seems to be working, but I get nothing but static”
1st Combined Army, HQ
September, 10th 1946
General Heinrichs, all units report they are in position.
Thank you, Major. Marshal would you like the honor of giving the command?
Thank you, but I will have to decline. General, you command here.
I understand, Marshal. Thank you. Major send the code to all Army units. Let it begin.