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A large group of Russian soldiers...

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A large group of Russian soldiers in the border area in 1939 are moving down a road when they hear a voice call from behind a small hill: "One Finnish soldier is better than ten Russian". The Russian commander quickly orders 10 of his best men over the hill where a gun-battle breaks out and continues for a few minutes, then silence. The voice once again calls out: "One Finn is better than one hundred Russians."
Furious, the Russian commander sends his next best 100 troops over the hill and instantly a huge gun fight commences. After 10 minutes of battle, again silence.
The calm Finnish voice calls out again: "One Finn is better than one thousand Russians!"
The enraged Russian commander musters 1000 fighters and sends them to the other side of the hill. Rifle fire, machine guns, grenades, rockets and cannon fire ring out as a terrible battle is fought.... Then silence.
Eventually one badly wounded Russian fighter crawls back over the hill and with his dying words tells his commander,
"Don't send any more's a trap. There are two of them."
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A great general purpose joke, and +1000 on Vic's comments.

Similar story from the memoirs of the British comic Spike Milligan. He was a gunner in a 7.2" howitzer outfit. After a particularly fierce night engagement in Tunisia, a captured German officer said, "... the fire from your 24 heavy guns was the most accurate and intense I have ever experienced". There were but four 7.2s in that unit. Spike's comment? "No wonder we were shagged out".
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