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by Cott Tiger
Wed May 06, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Poles passage to Britain
Replies: 19
Views: 7918

Re: Poles passage to Britain

Of course we're talking about (eventually Squadron Leader) Wladyslaw G ny s :wink: Regards, Michal Jungiewicz Hi Michal, Had to double check, but yes, they are one and the same. Do you have any idea why he published his book using the spelling Wlade k rather than Wladyslaw ? A very interesting and ...
by Cott Tiger
Wed May 06, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Dirlewanger's monkey
Replies: 15
Views: 20282

Re: Dirlewanger's monkey

All sick, evil villains need a sidekick:

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by Cott Tiger
Wed May 06, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Poles passage to Britain
Replies: 19
Views: 7918

Re: Poles passage to Britain

The Polish fighter pilot, Wladek Gyns, was first ordered to Romania and then took a ship, via Malta, to Marseilles (a main gathering for Poles in France). Gyns and a Polish squadron then fought, rather desperately, together with the French air force for a short time. After parting with the doomed Fr...
by Cott Tiger
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS units in Warsaw Uprising 1943
Replies: 15
Views: 6245

Re: Waffen SS units in Warsaw Uprising 1943

According to the Stroop report itself; Units used in the action. Average number of personnel used per day. SS Staff & Police Leader 6/5 Waffen SS: SS Panzer Grenadier Training and Reserve Battalion 3, Warsaw 4/440 SS Cav. Training and Res Bat. Warsaw 5/381 Police: SS Police Regiment 22 I. Bat. 3/94 ...
by Cott Tiger
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German War Effort becomes unsustainable?
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: German War Effort becomes unsustainable?

Hi Guys,

Lets not forget the significant, arguably critical, role the Allied bombing campaign had on Germany and her ability to sustain and wage war.

Regards,

André
by Cott Tiger
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe “Kamikaze” attacks
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Re: Luftwaffe “Kamikaze” attacks

Thanks for the extra info guys.

It's intrigued me and I think I'll look into a little further.

Cheers,

André
by Cott Tiger
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe “Kamikaze” attacks
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Luftwaffe “Kamikaze” attacks

I’ve just been reading “ Tail-End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45 ” by John Nichol & Tony Fennell and an interesting topic crops up regarding Luftwaffe “suicide” missions against American and British bombers in 1945. The authors detail a last ditch and rather desperate plan (hat...
by Cott Tiger
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: What do YOU do to stay in shape?
Replies: 52
Views: 23540

Re: What do YOU do to stay in shape?

Old-style weight training for toning rather than building, involving ten or so exercises a session, each exercise involving a series of twelve or fifteen movements, each series repeated three times with short pauses in-between. Free weights vastly preferable to guided weights, as the whole mind and...
by Cott Tiger
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Operation Goodwood / 23rd Hussars
Replies: 32
Views: 17361

Re: Operation Goodwood / 23rd Hussars

Crikey. I don’t know where to start. I’ve haven’t been on here for several months, and true to form, Feldgrau never ceases to amaze! Firstly I’d like to thank all those that helped me with my quest to find out what happened to my wife’s great uncle. Special thanks to Michael Kenny and to von Salza (...
by Cott Tiger
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Operation Goodwood / 23rd Hussars
Replies: 32
Views: 17361

Re: Operation Goodwood / 23rd Hussars

Rixh,

Many thanks for your very useful information. I'll definately follow that up.

Cheers,

André
by Cott Tiger
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Rememberance Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Rememberance Day

I was very moved by the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in London yesterday. Laying wreaths were three of the last surviving British veterans of World War One. Harry Patch aged 110 served in the infantry and fought at Ypres. Henry Allingham, aged 112 (the oldest man in Europe!) is the last survi...
by Cott Tiger
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Operation Goodwood / 23rd Hussars
Replies: 32
Views: 17361

Operation Goodwood / 23rd Hussars

It recently transpired that my wife’s great uncle died (aged 22) on the first day of Operation Goodwood in Northern France on the 18th July 1944. He was a Trooper in ‘B’ squadron of the 23rd Hussars (Sherman Tanks), 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division. I know the basic outline of what happ...
by Cott Tiger
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Books on the Battle Of Arnhem and Battle of Berlin
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

Re: Books on the Battle Of Arnhem and Battle of Berlin

I thoroughly enjoyed Cornelius Ryan’s A Bridge Too Far regarding the Battle of Arnhem and the whole operation (Market Garden). It was a long time ago since I read it, but I remember it being well researched and that it read very easily. In fact I couldn’t put it down. The maps weren’t brilliant in i...
by Cott Tiger
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Breakout and Pursuit
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Breakout and Pursuit

Well, that format is the most unsuitable one from my POV. Reading such texts on screen is simply a no-no for me and printing it is very expensive. So it really isn´t for free. It’s online and you don’t have to pay or subscribe. Of course it’s free. Try looking at the positives, not the negatives. I...
by Cott Tiger
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Malmedy Massacre
Replies: 24
Views: 1304

Re: Malmedy Massacre

Timo,

Thanks for useful and detailed post yesterday, regarding the interrogations.

Regards,

André