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by Qvist
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Shocking new book references Feldgrau.com extensively...
Replies: 144
Views: 21548

Hello I agree to a certain extent. The cognitive faculty of human beeings is such that objectivity is not possible, it can only be approximated. Jurisprudence has accepted this a long time ago. Take a simple motorcar accident and three witnesses. You will end up with three different versions, somet...
by Qvist
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Shocking new book references Feldgrau.com extensively...
Replies: 144
Views: 21548

Ahem, have you actually READ what it says on the front page of jason's site? He doesn't "tailor his writing to what his audience wants", he's producing what HE wants. If you don't like it - like all people, you can move on. THAT is what I mean. Have I argued that he does? And OF COURSE you are free...
by Qvist
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Shocking new book references Feldgrau.com extensively...
Replies: 144
Views: 21548

I disagree absolutely. I consider that these are simply basic rules of historiography. If you tailor your writing to what your audience wants, in terms of how you treat the subject matter, you are not writing history. If you want as a reader to have your books present events only in certain ways, I ...
by Qvist
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Main Causes Of Casualties - Eastern Front
Replies: 16
Views: 5628

Ah, right. No, they don't.

cheers
by Qvist
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Main Causes Of Casualties - Eastern Front
Replies: 16
Views: 5628

Hello Leo These statistics indicate the probability of death/injury when encountering specific weapons. Does it also indicate the percentage of being injured/killed for the specific weapons indicated? If I understand the question correctly: As you see, the three figures for each weapons category add...
by Qvist
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Shocking new book references Feldgrau.com extensively...
Replies: 144
Views: 21548

As asked, I'll elaborate on my earlier comment. All books, including my own, contain data errors (hopefully few) but anyone writing has an objective. For me it’s the structure and development of units in detail. Also biographical research regarding awards with dates, promotions, assignments with da...
by Qvist
Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Shocking new book references Feldgrau.com extensively...
Replies: 144
Views: 21548

That's far cheaper than going to Law and far more effective than locking horns with those responsible, who are cut from the same cloth as the hardcore of trolls who devote so much time to derailing discussion on this website and others. Debate in the face of agitprop exercises like this may be sati...
by Qvist
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Main Causes Of Casualties - Eastern Front
Replies: 16
Views: 5628

Just as a bit of context, casualties from shrapnel weapons however also had the lowest mortality rate. The Germans (Specifically, Zentralarchiv für Wehrmedizin , using mechanical statistical aids) developed statistics for this on the basis of ALL Krankenblätter filed up to July 1942 (some 1.3 millio...
by Qvist
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Shocking new book references Feldgrau.com extensively...
Replies: 144
Views: 21548

It should be possible to write a good book about romanticised conceptions of the war in the east and starry-eyed Wehrmacht-admiration in popular culture - that is real enough - but these guys don't appear to have done so. Instead, they lump the nonsense in with some of the best work in the field, ap...
by Qvist
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Regarding Hitler's "stand fast" order before Mosco
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

That however is of scant relevance vis-a-vis how they might have been in the case of retreat. On the whole, many of the arguments advanced for the wisdom of standing fast appear to me somewhat dubious.

cheers
by Qvist
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Wolery's AH question thread
Replies: 35
Views: 6946

Well, what do you expect? You asked for feedback, you got it. I wish I could have said that you just needed a bit of tweaking here and there, but the simple fact is that your scenarios are of a sort that would make any fairly knowledgeable reader throw away the book on about page 30, if he could man...
by Qvist
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Alec Salmond please make Scotland independent
Replies: 118
Views: 16473

So Tamils aren't Tamils, they're Sri Lankans? Basques aren't Basque they're Spanish? etc. Oh come on, how difficult can this be to understand? Tamils are tamils in terms of nationality, and Sri Lankan in terms of statehood. Basques are Basques in terms of nationality, and Spanish in terms of stateh...
by Qvist
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Alec Salmond please make Scotland independent
Replies: 118
Views: 16473

...Yes, he may be French, but he wouldn't necessarily see himself as French - would he? Wink Sorry, but you are still missing the point! Statehood has nothing whatsoever to do with how someone sees themselves, it is a legal status following from citizenship - which you either possess or you don't. ...
by Qvist
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Alec Salmond please make Scotland independent
Replies: 118
Views: 16473

Hello Phylo, Well, I sort of got started from the observation that contrary to what you wrote, a national identity isn't statehood. On that point Sid is IMO perfectly correct when he is categorical - a national identity is never a statehood, they merely often converge. The statehood of a French Jew ...
by Qvist
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Wolery's AH question thread
Replies: 35
Views: 6946

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