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by greenhorn
Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: King Georg V
Replies: 3
Views: 3307

Re: King Georg V

Henrik wikipedia is a useful starting point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V_of_the_United_Kingdom George the Fifth was a Constitutuional Monarch. His rolewas mainly symbolic....IMO. He did relinquish (give away) all his German titles in 1917 and changed his surname from Saxe Coburg Gotha to W...
by greenhorn
Wed May 28, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Up The Tigers!
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Up The Tigers!

Congratulations to Hull City! I'm checked this thread as I thought it was going to about Leicester RUFC... but there you go.. Is Cott short for ingham? The Dean Windass shot very impressive for an older geezer.... probably be the heaviest player by a couple of pork pies in the top flight next year.....
by greenhorn
Sun May 18, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Greek American Veterans to be Awarded Bronze Star
Replies: 10
Views: 13508

Re: Greek American Veterans to be Awarded Bronze Star

Sid, I posted the stuff about the Battalion 100 & the 442nd Regimental Combat Team because I'm interested in things Japanese. The unit was highly successful at killing Germans and aggressive..... being one of the most decorated in the USA.... but didn't receive any congressional medals of honor........
by greenhorn
Wed May 14, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Greek American Veterans to be Awarded Bronze Star
Replies: 10
Views: 13508

Re: Greek American Veterans to be Awarded Bronze Star

Great and informative post tixodioktis... I'd like to draw your attention to a prior post about American Japanese: http://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=16024&p=108982&hilit=442+RCT#p108982 about Battalion 100 & the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.... these guys were pretty fierce and have...
by greenhorn
Fri May 02, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Werner Von Braun
Replies: 20
Views: 5409

Re: Werner Von Braun

The fact is the US did their damnedest to ensure top quality scientists and engineers weren't captured by the "other" side (their red Allies). If the Russians had v.Braun running their space programme, how much earlier do you think Sputnik would have been delivered. And would the US got to the moon ...
by greenhorn
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Werner Von Braun
Replies: 20
Views: 5409

Re: Werner Von Braun

von Braun's a Boy Scout compared to some. The director of Unit 731, Shiro Ishii (Lt-Gen Kwangtung Army in Manchukuo) was granted immunity after his capture by the US.

Unit 731 experimented on live "subjects"..... he's a real war criminal.
by greenhorn
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: South Africans in Luftwaffe
Replies: 2
Views: 2825

Re: South Africans in Luftwaffe

Sounds a bit suspect, the Gestapo operating in ex-colonies.... Namibia and Botswana (ex German SW Africa) were administered under British mandate.

Perhaps he came from former colonies administered by the French.... Togo & Cameroun?
But he'd be unlikely to call himself South African from up there?
by greenhorn
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Copying/posting book material
Replies: 51
Views: 37974

Re: Copying/posting book material

What about reproducing books over 50 years old?

What is the copyright regulations covering books/pamphlets produced by individual authors or by institutions (I believe the 50 year rule holds of institutions & the articles publication date).....
by greenhorn
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Tank Gun Range and effectiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 3125

Re: Tank Gun Range and effectiveness

Long naval history of artillery named after weight of shot....
Four, Six , Twelve, Eighteen, Twenty Four, Thirty Two, Sixty Four Pounders.

I think mortars followed a similar pattern, but howitzer named by caliber?
by greenhorn
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: WWI — Allied Imperial Expansion into Central Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 1697

Re: WWI — Allied Imperial Expansion into Central Europe

Interesting view point, but Britain would like to think she ruled the seas before and after WWI, not sure your agrument follows. However Britain did manage to "benefit"; I use the term loosely as these territorities may have cost more to administer than what they were worth, apart from depriving our...
by greenhorn
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Skimmers
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Skimmers

The Baltic Episode (Naval Institute Press '63) is a good starting point, it documents Agustus Agar V.C. early career and the CMBs flotilla? He won his VC for the Kronstadt raid '19, where CMB4 sank the cruiser Oleg. Didn't know he was also the Captain of HMS Dorsetshire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
by greenhorn
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: B-29s Firebombing Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: B-29s Firebombing Japan

Saw this documentary 2 years ago... http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/features/jet-stream.shtml I remember another documentary stating meterologist theorised there might be high altitude winds and this was confirmed by US bomber pilots in late '44 I don't think jetstream was experienced by ...
by greenhorn
Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Should the Graf Spee have gone down swinging?
Replies: 62
Views: 15491

Graf Spee

I think the kudos accrued by the RN, if the cruisers had sunk Graf Spee, whilst she steamed to Uruguay, would have been very bad PR. When you know your cause is lost, scuttling is just another way to stick two fingers up at the enemy.... a la Scapa Flow in June 1919, when Admiral Ludwig von Reuter o...
by greenhorn
Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Roxy Music = Nazi Music
Replies: 26
Views: 5836

Poxy Music

I think Bryan was trying to articulate his liking for the Nazi aethestic...

The uniforms, the grandiose stadia and the big orchestrated national events... Olympics, Nuremberg rallies etc.....

Rather than KZs etc.....

He could have been more judicious in the choice of words.
by greenhorn
Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Pykrete- the would-be wonder weapon of the Britische Empire
Replies: 17
Views: 5771

Old Battenberg

Did old Louis try and promote pykrete to be used to build aircraft carriers/landing strips?

http://www.combinedops.com/Pykrete.htm
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