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by Marc Binazzi
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Inglorious Basterds (2009 film)
Replies: 19
Views: 5538

Re: Inglorious Basterds (2009 film)

I have seen this movie already, it's the worst war movie I've ever seen... Then you haven't seen "which way to the front", of and with Jerry Lewis.... :D I thought the confrontation between Landa and the French farmer quite interesting although I have read such incredible pseudo-psychological bull ...
by Marc Binazzi
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Curd Jurgens imprisonment 1944
Replies: 20
Views: 8054

Re: Curd Jurgens imprisonment 1944

Hans wrote: he performed a tongue tonsilectomy on a young blond chick
No doubt he had French origins...... :D
by Marc Binazzi
Fri May 16, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Any German Ship in History!
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

Re: Any German Ship in History!

This one looks much more interesting!

http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/macslog/GermanWW1 ... rSMSE.html



Prinz Eugen??? Who would dream of a ship which ended up as floating target for the enemy...
by Marc Binazzi
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Submarines: German vis-a-vis Japanese...
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

I believe Japanese submarine crews were better off than German ones with regard to "comfort conditions" on long term assignments as Japanese subs were expected to reach very remote areas while this was not necessarily the case for German subs although a few travelled over very big distances.
by Marc Binazzi
Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: the man who shot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry identified????
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

There even were doubts about the place where his plane crashed, some people thought he had crashed in the Alps, but a couple of years ago a fisherman on the South Coast on the Mediterranean brought his chain bracelet with his name engraved on it in his nets! At the same time historians targeted a nu...
by Marc Binazzi
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: the man who shot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry identified????
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

the man who shot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry identified????

The French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, known the world over as the author of "the little Prince", disappeared on July 31st 1944 while flying a recco Lightning. He was presumably shot by a Luftwaffe pilot who, finding out whom he had shot, preferred to remain silent. Today this Luftwaf...
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Favorite WWII sites visited?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

There still are Flak-towers in Vienna, they are very impressive. And in France there is lots of concrete stuff around......
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: AH Army divisions on the Western Front, 1918
Replies: 12
Views: 7018

I arrive a bit late on that one, but still what I can add is that a book has been published here in France about the AH troops in France, by Jean-Claude Laparra, "le Prix d'une Alliance", heavily based on a doctoral study held in Vienna in 1974 by Maximilian Polatschek: "Österreich-Ungarische Truppe...
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German-ish looking uniform in the new Indiana Jones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

This new episode takes place 18 years after the last one. If Spielberg is consistent with chronology, now there shouldn't be Nazis any more (well, unless the action takes place in Bolivia or Argentina....)
by Marc Binazzi
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Were Trench Raids really effective?
Replies: 11
Views: 4322

This is a link to the thread discussing Trench Cleaners on a French WW I Forum. The text is French but the photographs and drawing speak for themselves. There was a doubt regarding the cartridge holders two of the soldiers wear: French cavalry or British Army???? http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net...
by Marc Binazzi
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Were Trench Raids really effective?
Replies: 11
Views: 4322

The French army had what was known as "nettoyeurs de tranchées" (trench cleaners), I recently saw photographs of these men (all volunteers of course) and they did not look like they would make prisoners.... they had a specific equipment, in particular knives and grenades and they had a scary reputat...
by Marc Binazzi
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Post-WWII German Military
Topic: Bundeswehr vehicles in Afghanistan
Replies: 25
Views: 18612

Who's the guy with the white pants????? Oh by the way if you are interested in the "family connection" between Wehrmacht and Bundeswehr, I would suggest you to grab a copy of Arsenal # 4 (cheap and easy to find on Ebay.de), a publication of the ex-DDR which contains a lengthy article on how the Bund...
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: xmas viewing post-mortem
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Unlike many war movies made in the most whimsical places (the Battle of the Bulge made in Spain, with the pleasant sight of Panzers crushing cactuses under their caterpillars) the Night of the Generals was partly made in Poland, in particular Warsaw. Typically of its period the casting is pretty int...
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Sex Video Scandal in Malaysia
Replies: 6
Views: 8052

Is the biggest city in the world what we call in French "Kuala l'Impure"?
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Did two Red Army Fronts ever "collide" against eac
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Did two Red Army Fronts ever "collide" against eac

I read a story a long time ago according to which two Red Army "Fronts" literally "collided" against each other in the rush to the West around the turn of 1944 and 1945 and in the frenzy of conquest between the two commanders of each Front many Russian soldiers would have died. Since that time I hav...