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by Iron_Bismarck
Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: How Harsh was Austria's "Ultimatum" to Serbia ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6844

How Harsh was Austria's "Ultimatum" to Serbia ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_Ultimatum According to Wikipedia, Austria's "Ultimatum" (so-called) was not officially an ultimatum at all, but rather a " Demarche ". A Demarche is a formal diplomatic protest or statement of views. The Austrian Demarche, as described on Wikipedia, does not seem ov...
by Iron_Bismarck
Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Ernst Udet The Ultimate German
Replies: 13
Views: 5086

I may be biased. I just watched the movie, "The Devil's General", which I only later learned was but loosely based upon Udet's life. The Udet character in the movie was a drunken lout, who was rude to everybody without cause, was rough and uncouth, and yet "holier-than-thou". But that's only a large...
by Iron_Bismarck
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: WWI — Allied Imperial Expansion into Central Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

WWI — Allied Imperial Expansion into Central Europe

At the outset of WWI, Russia was the world's largest land empire, spanning 12 time zones. Likewise, Britain was the world's largest ocean empire, spanning all 24 time zones. Taken together, Britain, Russia and France were the largest Empires on Earth at the time. Germany, by contrast, was but an eme...
by Iron_Bismarck
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Russian Use of Terrorism in WWI
Replies: 2
Views: 4016

There are clear parallels between the Pan-Slavic nationalist Black Hand in Serbia and the People's Will in Russia (founded in 1879), who perpetrated violence, terrorism, and assassination in Russia — notably the murder of Czar Alexander II (1881). Thus, Russia's incorporation of terrorism into its f...
by Iron_Bismarck
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Russian Use of Terrorism in WWI
Replies: 2
Views: 4016

Russian Use of Terrorism in WWI

In 1894, Russia began backing Armenian Christian separatists in Turkey to destabilize the Ottoman Empire in preparation for invasion. These Armenian terrorists, who happened to be Marxists, used assassination and murder in order to incite hatred, division, and violence between Christian Armenians an...
by Iron_Bismarck
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Ernst Udet The Ultimate German
Replies: 13
Views: 5086

Re: Ernst Udet The Ultimate German

Benoit Douville wrote:He is a World War I Ace with 62 victories but more impressive is the fact that he didn't want to take part in the Third Reich and their racial policies, he committed suicide on November 17 1941.
Are you saying he's the "ultimate German" because he committed suicide?? I'm confused.
by Iron_Bismarck
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: How Chamberlain Tricked Hitler ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

How Chamberlain Tricked Hitler ?

I watched a documentary about Britains top-secret Paddock under-ground bunker, an alternate Cabinet War Room bunker for Winston Churchill's World War II government. It was built from 1938-9, according to the dates given in the documentary. The bunker was necessary to protect the British government f...
by Iron_Bismarck
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Ernest Louis --> Russia, Aug. 1916, to broker Peace ??
Replies: 0
Views: 1176

Ernest Louis --> Russia, Aug. 1916, to broker Peace ??

I watched a movie about the Anastasia Romanov, who purportedly survived the 1918 massacre of her royal family at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, and who surfaced in Berlin in 1923. According to this movie, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, and brother of the Czarina Alexandra... ...visited Russ...
by Iron_Bismarck
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Nero Caesar, the Great Fire of Rome, and the Bombing of Rome
Replies: 2
Views: 1975

Nero Caesar, the Great Fire of Rome, and the Bombing of Rome

On 19 July , 64 CE, Rome was devastated by a fire that destroyed or damaged 10 of her 14 districts. This was the "Great Fire of Rome" that Nero blamed on the arson of Christians & Jews. precisely 1,879 years later... On 19 July , 1943, Rome was attacked by US bombers. Many buildings were destroyed a...
by Iron_Bismarck
Sat May 26, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Could Hermann Goering have been Hitler's Traitor Werther?
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

Could Hermann Goering have been Hitler's Traitor Werther?

I have read about this before, i would say that he wasn't a soviet spy beacause of the resentment against him from within, he would have been thoroughly investigated with the hope of finding something to drop him from Hitlers favour, afterall he wasn't the most popular person was he! I agree. It se...
by Iron_Bismarck
Sat May 26, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Holy Mother Russia: the True Victor of German-Russian War
Replies: 9
Views: 3020

After Holy Mother Russia defeated Napoleon in 1812, she built the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow to dedicate the victory to God and acknowledge God's Hand in Russia's salvation. But after the atheistic Communists took power in Russia, they demolished the Cathedral and cleared the site of debr...
by Iron_Bismarck
Sat May 26, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: The Mechanics of Allied Terror Bombing
Replies: 15
Views: 5693

The Mechanics of Allied Terror Bombing

According to the video documentary Battlefield — Air War Over Germany , Fire-Bombing was a well planned science. The bombers sent against the target would consist of four distinct stages. The first to reach the target would drop massive 4,000 and 8,000 lbs. High Explosive bombs to crater the city st...
by Iron_Bismarck
Sat May 26, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Soviet Torture of German POWs
Replies: 8
Views: 7846

Soviet Torture of German POWs

By 1943 the Communist Partisan resistance movement in occupied Ukraine was fully integrated into the Red Army. Liason officers would help coordinate Partisan operations to strategically assist the Soviet soldiers. For example, Partisans destroyed numerous rail-lines and derailed over 1000 trainloads...
by Iron_Bismarck
Fri May 25, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Proof that Churchill goaded Hitler into Terror Bombing
Replies: 76
Views: 20901

this "common perception" is also apparent, for what it's worth, in the 1967 movie "Battle of Britain"... The last time I looked, that was called Drama .......and screenwriters DO tend to put it BACK in to get bums on seats... Why is it, then, that every single DVD I've watched on the BoB claims tha...
by Iron_Bismarck
Fri May 25, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if Guderian had obeyed Hitler?
Replies: 1
Views: 2518

What if Guderian had obeyed Hitler?

I have read online that when Hitler (27 July '41) ordered Guderian to turn away from Moscow and head to Kiev, Guderian spent a full week embroiling himself in combat so as to keep moving towards Moscow... eventually, Hitler promoted him, cadjoled him into obeying orders, and Guderian linked up with ...