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by r. burns
Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Defeat of the Group Army "South Ukraine" in Romani
Replies: 59
Views: 27800

Todd has given up on the StuG...now a big proponent of the Vickers;)
by r. burns
Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Americans say Najaf/Fallujah worse than Stalingrad ....
Replies: 59
Views: 6482

I'd be willing to bet that 95% of the American population couldn't tell you what happened in Stalingrad. So a comparison between the two wouldn't make sense. Also, US forces are taking great care not to damage mosques and other buildings. The Germans and Russian really didn't worry about that.
by r. burns
Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Trench Foot
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

The Germans had a similar problem in Russia with frostbite. If you failed to take the proper steps to prevent it you could be charged with negligence...even though your summer outfit and tattered boots couldn't prevent it . The idea was to get the men to change their socks and take care of their fee...
by r. burns
Sat May 22, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: BRITISH MILITARY HUMOUR
Replies: 17
Views: 2672

A letter home- 31 may 1942 No.3 Commando was very anxious to be chums with Lord Glasgow, so they offered to blow up an old tree stump for him and he was very grateful and said don't spoil the plantation of young trees near it because that is the apple of my eye and they said no of course not we can ...
by r. burns
Sat May 22, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Stalingrad question
Replies: 30
Views: 4592

This couldn't be the old Jock I knew years ago on the WW2OL board could it? If so, welcome back.
-Bonzen-
by r. burns
Tue May 11, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Will The Netherlands be the new target for US Invasion?
Replies: 42
Views: 4630

Re: Well ....

The civilized world should always be ready for these sorts of eventualities, and when it does happen, it's only because there's a serious problem, and the problem is endemic to the system. How right you are...called an election year. Something the Iraqi people might enjoy someday. These abuses happ...
by r. burns
Tue May 11, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Will The Netherlands be the new target for US Invasion?
Replies: 42
Views: 4630

I believe Stefan wins this week's award for comedy writing. Well done!
by r. burns
Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: You in WWII
Replies: 63
Views: 10915

Probably doesn't matter. I can type 80-90 words a minute, so no matter which army drafted me, I'd end up being a clerk. How right you are. Old vet here in town came from a family that ran a typewriter repair business. This guy had been fixing typewriters since he was a kid and could type like a dem...
by r. burns
Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Gas used?
Replies: 14
Views: 1993

Didn't the Italians use gas when conquering Ethiopia?
by r. burns
Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Allied strategic bombing - An overlooked success?
Replies: 91
Views: 17406

Soon after the British leveled Hamburg, Speer met with Hitler and warned him that if six other German cities were attacked on that scale it would bring armament production to a halt. Hitler agreed to Speer's plan of dispersing German industry which until that time was highly concentrated. The indust...
by r. burns
Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: British/Commonwealth performance
Replies: 84
Views: 12377

I've read that Sherman crews were very intimidated by Panther and Tiger. What was the feeling among Churchill crews? And if you don't mind I'd welcome your comments on facing Pz IV as well. reb Whether or not their opinions were valid...Allied tankers were definitely spooked by German tanks. Natura...
by r. burns
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Russia plans to invade Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 601

The book "Hitler's Panzers East" by R.H.S. Stolfi covers the topic. Good read.
by r. burns
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: HISTORY in the FAKING
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

The nearest the BBC could get to live radio reporting in Normandy was to have reporters talk into portable record making machines. Hopefully the records could then be flown back to the UK for broadcast within the day. That's true...I have a recording made just that way when the Marines stormed Pele...
by r. burns
Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: HISTORY in the FAKING
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

One incident that comes to mind was a film made during and after a landing on one of the Pacific Islands(have forgotten which). The aftermath showed the bodies of young Marines bobbing in the surf. It was shown in the US and there was outrage. That was war too close....and it was some mother's son d...
by r. burns
Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Color Combat film
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Color motion pictures were filmed by using a large camera running three strips of film simultaneously. That's the Technicolor process. Not really suitable for actual combat footage and expensive to boot. The Wizard of Oz was filmed using the Technicolor process. Hollywood director George Stevens too...