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Battlefield Archeology
Battlefield Archaeology
QuikManeuvers.com, as a publisher of historical documents, has
uncovered a great deal of information about the boneyards of the evil
empire of the former Soviet Union. Through that research, we have a
developed a great deal of respect and support for the scientific
discipline of Battlefield Archaeology.
Following is an excerpt from that e-book.

"If one wants to understand the war on the Eastern Front, the USSR and the
incarnate evil of the Russian people (who seem most comfortable as
subjugated serfs subservient to bestial gangster feudalism) he should visit
some of the hundreds of World War II battlefields in the Soviet Union of the
millennium. There he will be struck by the essence of the people who died in
their tens of millions (30 to 100 million?) attempting to enslave all of Europe
and the world for their Marxist masters.
Staring at the battlefield boneyards, even the most insensitive will understand
that the people of the Soviet Union are now, as they have been since 1917.
They are godless beings who neither value other people's lives nor have any
respect for common human virtues like kindness, love, respect and honoring
their own dead!
In January 1942, the Soviet 13th Cavalry Corps, part of General Vlasov's 2nd
Shock Army, plunged into a breakthrough breach intending to cut off German
Army Group North. Instead, the red invaders found themselves trapped in the
Volkhov Pocket deep freeze. Tens of thousands of Soviet troops died in the
endless woods of Myasnoi Bor, north of Novgorod.
Remnants of the Soviet 2nd Shock Army didn't break out of the Volkhov
Pocket for six months. All of the survivors of the 2nd Shock Army who finally
broke out were starving and most volunteered to fight the communist regime,
under German command. Their commanding General Vlasov led them against
their former red masters.
As the mounds of communist dead at Myasnoi Bor piled up and began to rot,
the battles of the Eastern Front moved on to other fields. The Red Army
corpses lay there shuddering as the ground trembled and heaved during
several more years of war. Then the battlefields grew quiet. But the corpses
were still there, rotting in a monstrous state of putrefaction. They were
denizens of a frightful charnel house of dead men, many of whom still held
their sub-machine guns in rotting fingers. Their white finger bones still
glistened on the triggers.
Soon the corpses were crawling with thousands of disgusting yellowish
maggots, as they quivered in decay.  Miles of liquefying Soviet corpses, now
putrid sacks of oozing human corruption, lay for mile upon mile among the
splintered trees of Myasnoi Bor.
Then, with peace, the distant sounds of battle all fell away and only the bones
remained, glistening and white.  As time passed with the seasons, no one
came to honor or bury those dead of Myasnoi Bor. But destitute Russian
peasants came... to loot the corpses and collect axes, saws, shovels, spare
parts, weapons, ammunition and other souvenirs from the dead and their
blown up vehicles. Sometimes the conscience of those greedy peasants
caused them to gather a handful of identity tags from this or that mound of
bones. But no one buried the abandoned Marxist dead. They lay on the open
ground ignored, dishonored and forgotten for decades.
For over fifty years those Red Army cadavers, lying in their hundreds of
thousands on abandoned East Front battlefields, have been ignored by the
monstrous police state that committed them to death! The reds were simply too
insensitive to realize just how damning the evidence of their own lack of
humanity is so brutally exemplified by the existence of those boneyards !

Hundreds of miles away, to the southeast of Myasnoi Bor, is another
abandoned World War II battlefield. That battlefield, however, is not in a deep
and forbidding woods, miles from the nearest city. That battlefield is in and
around a major city. It is the Stalingrad, aka Volgagrad, battlefield stretching
for tens of miles along the Volga and Don Rivers.
In the early 1990s, Walter Seledec of the Austrian Television Network visited
Volgagrad/Stalingrad to see where the fifty thousand Austrian members of the
destroyed German 6th Army had died and were buried. It is a place where the
grass didn't grow for a year after the battle; where run-offs after the winter
thaw, for over a year after the battle, were still pink with the blood of the dead.
Until 1989, the Stalingrad battlefield and hundreds more World War II
battlefields within the Soviet Union had been deemed "sensitive areas," closed
to foreign visitors. Sedelec was there visiting In 190-81. He stood where the, "...
contours of former trenches and dirt bunkers (are) still recognizable."
Seledec drove an hour across the battlefield to a site near the town of
Peschanka. In shock he stopped his car and got out. There he was astounded
to see that, "...the balki, the gullies and slopes of the steppes, were littered
with sun-bleached bones."
Walter Seledec described the horror: "There you are, standing beside an
open field, and you are confronted with things you cannot believe, things you
have never seen in your life, things you would not think possible in this day
and age. There in the open fields, all the way to the horizon, are the skeletons
of human beings, just lying there in the open fields. I dont mean a few. There
are hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands...Human remains lying in the
fields. Human skeletons as far as the eye can see."
The many photographs that Seledec took have preserved the horror for all
time. In those photographs, "...(to) the distant horizon...(the) surface is littered
with the remains of human skeletons--arms, legs, pelvic bones, skulls, an
occasional rib...large piles of bones...fragments, shell cases, and an
undetonated projectile; a rusted machine gun; a battered metal container...
Skulls...hundreds of them, thousands of them, Just lying around out there in
the open fields...Skulls lie in helmets, decayed bones still stand in boots, on
the spines hang the identity tags...No cross. No wreath. This unknown soldier
never made it into a mass grave. Today, he lies on the steppe outside
Volgograd exactly as he fell fifty years ago. His shirt and uniform buttons still
lie between his ribs."  Such scenes and media coverage caused a furor in
Europe. Documentaries were made of the bone fields and articles were written
in every major European magazine and newspaper.
In the United States and Germany, however, a news blackout has been
maintained regarding the unburied Red Army dead. The controlled media in
those two leftist media states instituted that news blackout for political reasons.
They didn't want to sully the Russians with the truth, as has been their policy
for fifty years! America's governing media elite remains loyal to the Soviet's
In 1994, the American academic establishment allowed the publication of Nina
Tumarkin's classic work,
The Living and The Dead: The Rise and Fall of the
Cult of World War II in Russia
. Tumarkin is not a scholarly statistician or
degreed historian, both of which would mean that she would be biased and
willing to twist information to conform to the leftist diktat. Perhaps unfettered by
the neo-marxist ideology of the typical American academic, she has obtained
relevant information about the remains of millions of Red Army soldiers listed
as MIAs, (over 3-4 million men or more), left to rot, unremembered, and
unburied on numerous battlefields across the Baltic states, Byelorussia,
Ukraine, and elsewhere inside the former Soviet Union. She writes that, "For
many years after the war, the Soviet Army was loathe to address the challenge
of burying its war dead. If they buried their dead in cemeteries, the upkeep of
those graves would be the army's responsibility.” "
As of December 2007, very little
facts about those Soviet
boneyards have made their way
into the leftist-controlled
worldwide media or internet web.
Battlefield Archaeology is a term
that is applied to the discipline of
the archaeology of ancient or
historical conflict sites.
There are few historical events that
encapsulate the importance of
change between historical eras and
power centers, as do invasions,
wars, and particularly individual
battles. Battlefields can be studied
as sites of social and political
transition. Throughout history, as
today, major changes to the lives of
millions of people have been
instigated, or prevented, by the
onset of armed conflict. These
changes are often archaeologically
apparent. For example, one can still
see the dramatic physical effects of
the Second World War struggle for
Germany. Many buildings and
statues, which were not completely
destroyed, were scarred by shrapnel
damage and bullet holes.
More shocking and grotesque
are the boneyards in the former
Soviet Union.
QuikManeuvers.com believes the
most important reason for the study
of the archaeology of conflict is that
only by searching for evidence of
such an event can a close
approximation be obtained of exactly
what took place on a particular site.
Anecdotal evidence, combined with
official records, can be compared
with the forensic and archeological
evidence gathered at a particular
battle site to determine what really
happened. Evidence, such as
position and quantities of skeletal
remains, battle damage, abandoned
weapons, uniforms, and other
battlefield detritus can be mapped
and compared to existing historical
battle maps to create a historically
accurate picture of the true events.
"The term, the ‘archaeology of
conflict’, rather than ‘battlefield
archaeology’, is a more accurate
general expression. The term
‘battlefield archaeology’ is
slightly misleading, as the
subject generally focuses on
the archaeology of the event,
such as the battle, rather than
the field on which it took place.
The term ‘the archaeology of
battle (or conflict)’ is therefore
often used as a more precise
description of the discipline."

- Sutherland Department of
Archaeological Sciences,
University of Bradford,
West Yorkshire
How this archaeological evidence is
studied and more importantly, how it
is interpreted, is of the greatest
importance. This analysis should be
carried out systematically and
consistently. The “artefactual
residue” of both factions needs to
be analyzed, leaving aside the
propaganda and/or political agendas
of either side (and their modern
proponents). Documenting and
assessing factual evidence can
negate inherent bias of a historical
overview of a battle, leaving a
clearer analysis of the conflict’s
particular events, transitions,
failures, and successes.
In 1992,
Breaker McCoy
wrote the first edition of
Daring Thrust, Deep Battle,
an e-book suffused with
ugly secrets about the
World War II Eastern Front. This was the
first American author to write about the
USSR’s refusal to bury its World War II dead.
As a result of this truer picture of
history, many conflicts can be
re-analyzed with a better
understanding of the event.
QuikManeuvers.com believes in
stripping away the Soviet
propaganda bias that has so
permeated much of the historical
accountings of World War II
Eastern Front battles.
When the German Army discovered
a Soviet mass grave in April 1943,
they invited officials from all over the
world to visit and freely investigate
the site. The Katyn Woods site
contained 4, 500 rotted corpses of
Polish officers and administrative
officials, buried in seven mass graves
and stacked ten feet high. The
Soviets and their leftist supporters
all over the world blamed the
massacre on the Germans.
The USSR mounted numerous active
measures operations that sought to
blame the Germans for the Katyn
mass murder, throughout the
twentieth century.
Only in the late twentieth century did the communists finally admit
that they were guilty of the murder. However, archaeological evidence
had already convicted them in 1943. Only Soviet friends in
western news media kept the lie afloat.