Yeah so I have another question for the good people around here.
I'm kind of a Wikipedia addict and I recently read about the organisation of the Red Army. Basically it appears that the corps was almost totally abolished, and basically an army was transformed into an odd kind of oversized corps, filling the gap between army-group (Front) and division.
It says that this was because the conventional armies (with corps) were too clumsy in the face of the German invasion. I dont understand what that means. I've never heard of that being an issue with other armies: was it something to do with incompetent generals in 1941? Is it really just simpler to cut out a whole command level?
Also, their tank forces were organised weirdly. There dont appear to have been tank divisions. They cut that out like the corps in the infantry it seems, with a tank corps essentially being an oversized division, and the army being the same kind of oversized corps. Is this for the same reason as above?
I realise now that some of my questions sound semi-rhetorical, but I am genuinely clueless.