Many soldiers were laid nigh the roads to rest... What’s the toll? What’s the toll?! In the briefings of the Soviet Information Bureau Only enemy losses are told. It’s a failure to think that our losses were least. So it is, so it is... You can see it yourself: like a wounded wild beast, There’s a burned out tank in the field. Where is Válya Petróv? Oh, how can one not know? He protected a breach with his tank. In the briefings we read: “...inflict losses on foe”. Well and we, we did fall further back.
© Kirill Tolmachev. Translation, 2020