- May 26, 2012
Well, a peace time navy usually has far more officers than they need just now. It's just, that you could grab sailors of the merchant marine easily, while grabbing larger amounts of combat officers out of nowhere is considerably more difficult.I laughed when I read that. I imagined Zaitsev getting off the phone, full of pride over his promotion until he looked out the window at the empty Valdivostok harbour, and said "F@$#!!!" At least there would be no fleet for the Japanese to sink.