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by Florin
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Books
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Books

Did you read "The Man in The High Castle" ?
Years after I gave you the book, Amazon created a TV series from this novel, with enough success to continue for few seasons.
by Florin
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Germans = Nazis?!?
Replies: 66
Views: 19053

Re:

Few people, I'm thinking of Americans in this case, take the time to understand what Germany was like after WWI. I would agree most Americans TODAY are fairly ignorant of what Germany was like in the "Inter-War" era, and to a degree even DURING the Inter-War era, but they wern't totally clueless. I...
by Florin
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Embassies - Germans in Moscow, Soviets in Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Re: Embassies - Germans in Moscow, Soviets in Berlin

I do not know Russian, but I think that at moments 25:58…26:04 from this video they show few members of the Soviet Embassy in Berlin that went to accompany Molotov when he left in November 1940, from Berlin train station, after his official visit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&...
by Florin
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Embassies - Germans in Moscow, Soviets in Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Embassies - Germans in Moscow, Soviets in Berlin

How are you ?

What happened with the diplomatic personnel, people from German Embassy in Moscow and people from U.S.S.R Embassy in Berlin, after June 22, 1941? Were they allowed to return home?
Thanks,
Florin
by Florin
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 71283

Re: Stalin partied. Hitler didn't party...

.....Svetlana Stalin commented after fleeing to the U.S. after Papa Joe died that Beria tried to seduce her. Imagine, trying to get into Stalin's daughter's pant while he was still alive. It was a gamble. If everything would work OK, it could boost his career. But it was a wrong gamble. Stalin was ...
by Florin
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: The most decorations, ribbons, medal on a WW2 German uniform
Replies: 6
Views: 8122

Re: The most decorations, ribbons, medal on a WW2 German uniform

How are you ? Could the "Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross" be awarded for the second time as an independent medal, to the same person ? I am not asking about those who got “upgrades”, like from “Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross” to “Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves”, or from “Knight'...
by Florin
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: USA, Sept 1945 Air Show of Captured German Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 3675

Re: USA, Sept 1945 Air Show of Captured German Aircraft

Hello again,

Does anybody has any suggestions regarding the "mystery sphere" shown at 4:40…4:43, 4:48…4:51 and from opposite direction (and closer) at 5:20…5:26 ?
I am just curious. I do not recall to see anything like that before.
by Florin
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: USA, Sept 1945 Air Show of Captured German Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 3675

Re: USA, Sept 1945 Air Show of Captured German Aircraft

Moment 4:31…4:33: Arado 234 Moment 4:39…4:40 : Me 163, near two German helicopters; behind the helicopter from the left, a jet engine exposed separately Moment 4:51…4:54 : V-1 (The V-2 is so big and obvious, it sticks into the eyes) I cannot figure out what is the white sphere between the V-2 (on it...
by Florin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Mistake in the trailer for the new movie Red Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 4088

Re: Mistake in the trailer for the new movie Red Tails

I deleted an identical comment yesterday. Or I thought I did. If I see this again, Florin will be out the door.

Racist comments are not acceptable here, period.
by Florin
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 71283

The most successful single torpedo salvo

The most successful single torpedo salvo was launched by the Japanese submarine I-19 on September 15, 1942. The following is with "Copy" and "Paste" from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_submarine_I-19 I-19 sighted and attacked the U.S. carrier Wasp, firing six torpedoes. Three of the torpedoes...
by Florin
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 71283

Respect the rank !

This is about the heavy cruiser Maya: "16 April 1944: Departs Yokosuka for Kure. Embarks two E13A1 Jake long-range scout planes. Loads troops and material. A monkey, donated to MAYA by the Kure Zoo, is also embarked. During the voyage, the aircrew who care for it teach the monkey to smartly salute t...
by Florin
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 71283

Success on all fronts

The former mistress of the chief of Gestapo for Romania got married with the chief of the American mission to Romania (after the war) and she left with her husband to the U.S.
by Florin
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Mistake in the trailer for the new movie Red Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 4088

Re: Mistake in the trailer for the new movie Red Tails

Hi all, .............................................................. Considering the millions spent of special effects in Hollywood movies one would hope one day they could get it done right. Or am I just being too picky. ......................... Tens of millions spent on a movie are not passpor...
by Florin
Mon May 30, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe vs Swiss air force?!
Replies: 15
Views: 11757

Re: Luftwaffe vs Swiss air force?!

........... By the way: "Pozdrawiam" is used at the end, for the beginning You may use "witam". Thank you for the occasion to learn something. I thought that was your first name. * * * By the way, I saw that Jerzy Dąbrowski, the designer of PZL 55 mentioned in your first link, also "travelled" thro...
by Florin
Sun May 29, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe vs Swiss air force?!
Replies: 15
Views: 11757

Re: Luftwaffe vs Swiss air force?!

......................By the way: thanks to You, at least 2 Polish-made planes (PZL P.23 Karaś) are said to have taken part in the Battle of Stalingrad. Or, maybe even more. You may correct me, but Romanian army did use quite a lot of our equipment taken from Polish units, that were disbanded on th...