Talk:Vasily Sokolovsky

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Is this the same Sokolovski who commanded the Kalinin Front during theSecond Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive and the Battle of Velikiye Luki? — B.Bryant 04:05, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Yes. Andreas 10:56, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Why is he listed as a Russian Jew? His surname may sound Jewish, but it might just as well be Polish. Bahavd Gita (talk) 07:27, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

David Glantz states that Sokolovsky was recalled from command of Western Front and summoned to Moscow in February 1944 because of the failure of ten offensives on his Front over an eight month period. Zhukov (whose Chief of Staff Sokolovsky had been) had to step in to personally take charge of the front . Glantz surmises that this was covered up later because of Sokolovsky's subsequent rise. Can anyone shed any light on this? If confirmed, it should be included as a matter of record. Analogue70 (talk) 21:10, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Very delayed, but here's some extra info. Glantz is referring to some of the newer archival documents, the "Доклад Комиссии ГКО тов. Сталину" date 11 April, 1944 if I understand correctly. The official report by was compiled by a Special Commission to investigate the Western Front's poor advance in the last half year, despite being very well equipped. D2306 (talk) 15:43, 23 November 2013 (UTC)