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by Liam
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Arras 21st May, 1940
Replies: 18
Views: 10259

Re: Arras 21st May, 1940

Here is the link to the Richard Holmes programme if nobody posted it before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg7Nl6C4px8
by Liam
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Fort Douamont German Capture 1916
Replies: 2
Views: 3964

Re: Fort Douamont German Capture 1916

Alastair Horne's book 'The Price of Glory: Verdun' has a whole chapter devoted to this subject. He talks about the fact that the German High Command considered that the other German officer, who was a 'von', should get all the glory including the Pour le Merite.
by Liam
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: WW1 Books.
Replies: 14
Views: 11993

Re: WW1 Books.

Through German Eyes: The British and the Somme 1916 by Christopher Duffy. I'm not sure of the publisher as my father was lent the book and he then lent it to a third party! I found this book to be a very interesting read, not just about how the Germans saw this famous battle, but the way they viewed...
by Liam
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Allied marching rates
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

Re: Allied marching rates

Certain British units had different marching speeds. Standard infantry battalions were slower then Rifle battalions who were trained to go at 140 steps per minute, Commando units were also trained to march at speed. Overall, the higher number of motorised units in the British Army would make this ir...
by Liam
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: This is a great story - is there a reliable source?
Replies: 4
Views: 3533

Re: This is a great story - is there a reliable source?

Could a P47 reach Augsburg?
by Liam
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Brit Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Brit Planes

Could it have been a Morane-Saulnier 406?
by Liam
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Osprey books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Osprey books for sale

Clearing out a selection of Osprey military titles. I'm sure all are familiar with these books which combine excellent research and writing, a wealth of detail and superb illustrations. These are being sold as a batch of 20 books and for £50 equal only £2.50 per title. Any questions please email: lg...
by Liam
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: What were Himmler's Future plans for the SS?
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: What were Himmler's Future plans for the SS?

A main plan forthe SS was to replace the German police force. One reason that the Waffen SS was formed was to give their members more authority as ex-soldiers. Kurt Meyer was an ex-policeman who, despite his lack of stature and bad leg was seen as desirable as a Waffen SS recruit because of his poli...
by Liam
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Invisible planes? Cellon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: Invisible planes? Cellon?

I seem to recall that a German aircraft manufactured by Linke Hoffman was constructed in this way. I certainly saw an illustration of it in a book and the 'invisible' properties being discussed in the text.
by Liam
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Gibralter Cuff badge
Replies: 2
Views: 2435

Re: Gibralter Cuff badge

I can't remember the exact details, but this cuff honours the battle fought for Gibraltar in 1704 where German, Dutch and British forces combined under the Prince of Hesse. The Royal Marines still carry 'Gibraltar' as their only displayed battle honour.
by Liam
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: FM Alexander
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: FM Alexander

Alexander certainly had a glittering career - have recenty finished reading an account of the fighting in the battle of Cambrai in 1917 where Alexander's battallion of Irish Guards took part - he was battallion commander (Lieutenant Colonel) at age 25! By the time the war ended he was an acting Brig...
by Liam
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: The RAF and parachuting Luftwaffe aircrew
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: The RAF and parachuting Luftwaffe aircrew

I was under the impression from what I have read about Dowding that he DID NOT approve of the killing of bailed-out German aircrew over the UK since they were, once they had left their aircraft, essentially POWS. By the same logic, he regarded such actions against RAF crews as permissible, since the...
by Liam
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: "The Criminality of Miss Jean Brodie"...
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: "The Criminality of Miss Jean Brodie"...

Aha. "This regulation empowered the Home Secretary in effect to suspend the writ of Habeas Corpus and detain indefinitely any person in England if he had "reasonable cause" to believe that such a person was (a) of hostile origins or associations, (b) had recently been concerned in acts prejudicial ...
by Liam
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Miles M.24 Master Fighter
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: Miles M.24 Master Fighter

Strange one that. After all it was pilots the RAF were short of, not Hurricanes and Spitfires!
by Liam
Thu May 22, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: The Heer and the Party
Replies: 21
Views: 5346

Re: The Heer and the Party

And the fact that he wanted his future police force (AKA the SS) to have some sort of authority that only combat veterans (which Himmler was most vexed about not being...) were thought to possess.