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    интендантский

    Can someone explain to me (in Russian or in English) what this word mean?

    - Приступ "интендантского безумия" случился с немцами и под Сталинградом.

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    It seems to be rare because I don't know this word. I never heard it. Looking at your post, I can guess that you are reading something connected with WWII. I guess it is a historical word. I tried to find what that means via the Internet but failed to find anything that could help us. Hope others will know or find a good encyclopedia containing the word.
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    Интендант - теперь в российской армии это называется зампотыл
    Не понятно, что такое "интендантское безумие"

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    ИНТЕНДАНТ - м. франц. начальствующий частью, и пр. заведывающий продовольствием войск и пр

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    It basically means that the Germans made some very bad—bad to the point of insanity—mistakes in supplying their troops or in calculating the requires supplies or something like that.

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    It also could mean this:
    When German troops were rounded up near Stalingrad, the Germans tried to supply it by airplanes. With 300 thousand people encircled it was insane.
    Ilkay, we need wider context.

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    It seems to me that you all agree that this word is very rare. I don't think you will ever need it. Though no one ever knows for sure what he'll need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimakrat
    Ilkay, we need wider context.
    Here's the whole paragraph:

    - Приступ "интендантского безумия" случился с немцами и под Сталинградом. Непонятно, как Гитлер мог надеяться, что снабжение Шестой армии удастся осуществить по одной железнодорожной колее с подспорьем в виде допотопных грузовиков и транспортных самолетов.

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    Вот и ответ

    Схема снабжения немецкий войск кажется автору безумием, которое он окрестил как "интендантское" в честь "интендантов", которые, как уже было сказано выше, заведовали продснабжением и т.п.

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    That's what the author of this article did! I want to repeat that I don't think it's necessary to learn such words.
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