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by L. Kafka
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Combat vehicles: track or rubber?...
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

"The tank is kaput...

[email protected]#%."
signed,
Guderian
by L. Kafka
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Happy 75th birthday, WW2...
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Happy 75th birthday, WW2...

What would we do without your wildass shootin' match that has given us so many hours of entertainment? As we use to say in the Marines in Vietnam, "Thanks for showing up." 8)
by L. Kafka
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Combat vehicles: track or rubber?...
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Combat vehicles: track or rubber?...

Should read "tracked vehicles" not "tracker vehicles."
by L. Kafka
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Combat vehicles: track or rubber?...
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Combat vehicles: track or rubber?...

Tracker vehicles seemed to be the thing at one time. That is, they seemed to get all the glory and romance of shootin' matches. But rubber-wheeled vehicles seem more fitted for the present in that they are easier to ship to areas of concern and more mobile in the field. With the advent of the attack...
by L. Kafka
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Echange of POWs during the war in Europe...
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Echange of POWs during the war in Europe...

I'm guessing that there was no exchange of POWs between the Allies and the Japanese before the war ended, but I seem to recall some prisoner exchanges between the Allies and the Germans. Can anyone cite some instances in the ETO?
by L. Kafka
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French-made movie about a postwar German sub...
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

French-made movie about a postwar German sub...

I I saw this movie on Turner Classic Movies a few months ago. A group of influential mostly civilian fascist French and Germans sail for South American in he final days of the war in hope of continuing their political program. Well done French-made story from the late 1940s. I can't remember the nam...
by L. Kafka
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What type of camera did the Japanese use in WWII?...
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: What type of camera did the Japanese use in WWII?...

Good stuff, Simon. Thanks for the info.
by L. Kafka
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Just finished "Operation Drumbeat"...
Replies: 0
Views: 1381

Just finished "Operation Drumbeat"...

Interesting look at one submarine on two sorties to the US coastal area. How does it rate with other U-boot books?
by L. Kafka
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What type of camera did the Japanese use in WWII?...
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

What type of camera did the Japanese use in WWII?...

Did the Japanese military use German-made cameras or did they use Japanese-made cameras? I'm thinking they may have use Leicas. Anyone know?
by L. Kafka
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Type of camera used by Japanese in WWII...
Replies: 0
Views: 1480

Type of camera used by Japanese in WWII...

Did the Japanese military use German-made cameras or did they use Japanese-made cameras? I'm thinking they may have use Leicas. Anyone know?
by L. Kafka
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: BBC series: Nuremberg: Nazis On Trail...
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

We had a masturbator in boot camp...

This was at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in 1967. One guy would whack off after lights out at 2100 and didn't care who knew it. Finally, one of the guys complained to a drill instructor about being distracted by his whacking off. The drill instructor called the hand job specialis...
by L. Kafka
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: BBC series: Nuremberg: Nazis On Trail...
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

BBC series: Nuremberg: Nazis On Trail...

There is a apparently only three episodes to this docu-drama series that cover the trials of Speer, Goering, and Hess. In the Hess episode there is what I found to be some moments of humor where an American psychiatrist that diagnosed Hess states that he thinks that he had "abnormal homosexual relat...
by L. Kafka
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What was the formal name for Nazi Germany?...
Replies: 5
Views: 2903

Original name of "Deutschland Uber Alles"...

Was it a song called "Austria With Majesty"? a church song?

Danke Doktor for your reply to my question on the formal name of the Third Reich.
by L. Kafka
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 69444

Stalin partied. Hitler didn't party...

Who would you rather party with? The downside of partying with Stalin is that you weren't expected to laugh at his jokes, whether they were funny or not. 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 daugh...
by L. Kafka
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: German warship that was dragged across part of Africa...
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

German warship that was dragged across part of Africa...

I'm thinking World War One incident took place in east Africa, maybe present day Mozambique. Something about a German warship that was moved across land, maybe to a lake or from a lake to sea. Anyone know the story?