I was doing some reading into my grandfather's journal and ran into an entry I found interesting. He was comparing the differences between fighting in the East and in the West. He felt like the Western Allies were on a time clock. There were plenty of times to rest compared to the East. He swore the Russians never slept or ate. There were constant night clashes in the East whereas in the West rarely were there any. You could tell when the Western allies were eating or resting because there were no bombardments around specific times during the day, like clockwork, and this during an allied offensive. When there was an attack, the Allies did not give way and applied pressure the whole time. But if they pulled back or stopped to consolidate, opportunities for rest and regroup were available. The Russians on the otherhand were always bombarding day and night. If an attack faltered, the bombardment continued mainly from rocket attacks. He states that in the East, one did not stroll around. You were always tense and on the alert and were luckly to get any rations delivered to the frontlines. The other difference was that the Russians only used ground attack aircraft during an offensive whereas the Western allies were constantly strafing throughtout the day. He states you did not dare make a move in a vehicle without first looking to the sky. The only fear he had was that of the ground attack aircraft in the West. I know we have some vets here who can chime in on the allied portion but I wish we had some Russian vets to do the same. Just thought I would throw this out. I cannot recall reading anything that presents a comparison like this.