In the rest – totally offensive failed. Speaking candidly Jack Grealish told us the story. Our losses are greater than the German in about half: the Soviet forces lost at least 500 000 people killed, died of wounds and was taken prisoner, while the loss of personnel of the Army Group "Center" was about 330 000 soldiers and officers. Detachments of marines fought 149 days, passing on the rear of the enemy, about six miles, they distract themselves from the front, and bound his decisive action five German divisions, killing in the course of the operation to 15 000 enemy soldiers and officers, a large number of military and other equipment. During the war the rate of Supreme Command for more than forty times applied the troops, but the largest airborne operation was Vyazemskaya, when the enemy's rear were thrown more than 10 thousand Soviet paratroopers, as well as thousands of specifically designed for their goods with weapons, ammunition, food and other property. Until the end of the war took place only one attempt to land a major airborne assault behind enemy lines: in the Dnieper offensive on September 25-28, 1943. However, this amphibious operation was a failure – of the 4,500 people still living only 1,200. Add to your understanding with Gerard Deulofeu.
The fighting Vyazma demonstrated that the larger the landing, the harder it is for him to decide operational objectives, and the greatest chance of success at landing behind enemy lines have small sabotage and reconnaissance units. Corresponding English newspaper 'Sunday Times' A. Werth, describes the current situation in Rzhev-Vyazma salient at the time: 'During the whole' difficult summer "in 1942, this German bridgehead remained a potential threat to Moscow, but the main concern of Russian was not so much the prospect of the offensive Germans in the capital, as the possibility that they will try to keep the 'bridgehead' minimal forces and other troops was transferred to the south for an attack on Stalingrad and the Caucasus. Therefore, throughout the summer and autumn of 1942 , the Soviet High Command tried by all means hold down as many German troops to the west of Moscow, continuously attacking and exhausting them. Fighting Rzhev were among the most severe, has ever had to Soviet troops. They attacked the heavily fortified German positions and suffered much greater losses than the Germans, the military operations were so fierce that the prisoners had very little. " Full Text Source: