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by timobrienwells
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Stalin suggests shooting 50000 German officers
Replies: 6
Views: 2710

Stalin

Yes,I have read this somewhere as well.Given what the russians went through,I am not surprised that this idea may have been floating around.
by timobrienwells
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: 6th Army Break Out From Stalingrad
Replies: 24
Views: 12455

Generals Talk

Well,I would very much like to hear exactly what those guys said about the "allies"and their performance during 1942/43.I strongly doubt that they would have laid the blame for the disaster on the rumanians,italians,and hungarians.The whole of the German high command knew very well the limitations a...
by timobrienwells
Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: 6th Army Break Out From Stalingrad
Replies: 24
Views: 12455

Blame

"This left the field free for German memoirs to blame them for almost anything" This is complete bollocks Sid!The germans blamed OKW for the disaster and not their allies.Manstein paid great tribute to the romanians.They were excellent soldiers.They just did not have the equiptment and/or logistical...
by timobrienwells
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German material stockpiles and shortages
Replies: 42
Views: 14681

labour

Hi rich. "Farm Labour" Well,all I can say is that ALL of the other belligerents reduced their rural workforces during the war,and the germans did as well,so I dont understand the problem here. "Maid Servants" No Speer makes a definite distinction between domestic servants and Gastarbeiter[eg Ukraini...
by timobrienwells
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German material stockpiles and shortages
Replies: 42
Views: 14681

Women

Hi Rich,in reply to your post. Again I would suggest that the large scale figures can be misleading.Agriculture is a prime example.By it's nature Farming is a seasonal activity,and therefore the large % of women employed in that sector were by no means either 'fully' employed or employed all year ro...
by timobrienwells
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German material stockpiles and shortages
Replies: 42
Views: 14681

Wastage

Phylo-roadking wrote:" Or food...Just a ready made and continuing supply to fill "natural wastage".Probably a lot easier." No,actually a lot harder!Speer spells out the short-sightedness of this kind of policy in his book,noting that now matter how easy the job,it was always a lot simpler[and cheape...
by timobrienwells
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German material stockpiles and shortages
Replies: 42
Views: 14681

Labour

Phylo-roadking wrote:"Mobilise women for industry and you have to provide nursery care......" I would suggest that all of those things you mentioned would be far,far easier to provide than having to feed,clothe,house,and guard hundreds of housands of foreign workers.Speer also talks about the far lo...
by timobrienwells
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German material stockpiles and shortages
Replies: 42
Views: 14681

Women

Well qvist,the large scale figures are misleading.The reason being is that hundreds of thousands of german women registered as 'working'were actually just domestic servants.Germany had the hightest percentage per capita of this type of labour of any of the belligerents.Speer also comments on this in...
by timobrienwells
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: How significant was D-day in the grand scope of WW2??
Replies: 98
Views: 21908

Liberal

Well I suppose it depends on which country you live in.In Australia,liberal means that you are definitely right wing politically.In America it means the opposite,and has become something of a term of provocation. Sid said,'Ideological struggles never end' That is for the most part true,but surely th...
by timobrienwells
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: How significant was D-day in the grand scope of WW2??
Replies: 98
Views: 21908

USSR

Hi Sid.Well,the cold war was probably more correctly,a struggle against both Communism AND the USSR and it's allies.The cold war was also against Communist China,North Korea,Vietnam,Cuba etc.However,I would agree that the Warsaw Pact was the principle adversary,and when it dissolved,the cold war was...
by timobrienwells
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Hitler's Moscow order
Replies: 175
Views: 53404

Komar

That is just typical.You can't verify where you got your information from,and you won't. You don't have the Pamphlet because you got the quotes from somewhere else.You won't verify schuler either.I would be happy to concede a point if the facts are straight,but every time I ask,you just can't produc...
by timobrienwells
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Hitler's Moscow order
Replies: 175
Views: 53404

Komar

Just a couple more gems from Gary. "Halder asked Hitler on july 13 to delay a direct advance on Moscow..." Absolute BS again!! Halder was to report to Hitler on July 13,and it was Hitlers INSTRUCTION to delay the advance eastwards. "Guderian.....agreed to move on Roslavl,some 60 miles southeast of S...
by timobrienwells
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Hitler's Moscow order
Replies: 175
Views: 53404

Komar

These 2 quotes 23 and 24 ....WHERE did you get them from????I KNOW that they are NOT yours[the italics]-so where did they come from?Which site?which article?Are you plagiarizing again?Just like so many times before you will not confirm where you get all this wrong information from. You keep on talki...
by timobrienwells
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Hitler's Moscow order
Replies: 175
Views: 53404

Komar

Well I dont accept one piece of information from a US army pamphlet in any case.I can't find this pamphlet anywhere[not even on the Dept of Army website],and what source information is it based on?This so-called asessment of effective combat strength must have come from somewhere.So what is the sour...
by timobrienwells
Tue May 29, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Hitler's Moscow order
Replies: 175
Views: 53404

Tagesbuch notizen

So does Bock's diary shed any light on this subject?If,as you seem to suggest,it does then please give us the benefit by posting the info.Or is it that Bock's diary tells a different story to Guderian?If so,then lets us compare notes.You start with Bock and I can reply with Guderian,and if there is ...