At first, I thought this video’s event occurred in late Sep or early Oct, 1941, when MyCE was known as CDFreaks. (Domi can help me out - I’m pretty sure “MyCE” was first used after 1941, right?)
On the Eastern Front, the powerful Wehrmacht forces had cruised towards Moscow to be aligned between 50 and 100km on its western approaches. Hitler’s informants in Moscow say that large-scale citizen flights are occurring, including senior party officials and, just like he did weeks earlier, Stalin has apparently fled as well. (Radio broadcasts are quoting generals and army officials, not party leaders or Stalin.)
Hitler feels like Moscow is ripe for the taking. Easy pickin’s.
At this point, he’s forgotten the exact data about his forces - “There are so many of them!” and without these Data DVDs, he can’t remember every army, every disposition and, not even Win8’s touchscreens or keyboard combos help him discern distances and logistical issues. “iMaps absolutely SUCKS!”
So he blanketly says, “OK, divide our forces and dispatch the armored divisions to the south” thinking he’ll waltz into Moscow like he did Paris, and his armored forces will be deep into Ukraine for winter.
This is his first giant blunder of the war.
For two weeks, those forces head south and, by the time Hitler’s DVD Data is re-created, he realizes the error and they reverse course back towards the Moscow front.
But he’s now wasted tons of fuel and even further exhausted his soldiers, and so much of his machinery hasn’t had proper maintenance in months. Breakdowns of equipment limit movements, speed and cut supplies available at this crucial time.
He doesn’t realize that he’s just given Russia’s Far East forces a chance to be freighted from the Manchurian borders into Moscow. Plus, he’s just wasted the last 5 weeks of good weather, and Winter 1941 will be one of the worst in decades.
In short, he’s let massive reinforcements arrive. He’s depleted his own troops. Winter’s about to set in. And his armies will pay the price when General Zhukov unleashes his counter-attacks on Dec 6 and 7, 1941.
If ONLY Dolfy had used better DVD blanks! Or a better burner, perhaps.
I think Willy The Bard may have said it best - “My kingdom for a TY!” (The Bard may have been a fan of Falcon’s, or old Verbat’s… I don’t remember this exactly. “A rose by any other brand still gives you hay-fever.”)
Or perhaps this is just another one of Hitler’s April, 1945 videos. He mentions Steiner although the translation doesn’t let us know that Steiner can’t find any better DVD blanks, all along that one route on the map.
Obviously, this shortage of good DVD blanks has apparently been bothersome for many years longer than we imagined. Poor Dolfy…
Thanks, Cristy, for alerting us to this now-long standing problem!