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by von_noobie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Lend Lease contribution
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Re: Lend Lease contribution

Definitely an admirer you are 8) Though I'm sure we all admire Mr. R a bit, But I'm afraid you may actually be wrong about the real amount of aid the Lend Lease gave Russia seeing as I've heard accounts of stock piles of Lend Lease equipment sitting at the Ports because it wasn't liked by the Russia...
by von_noobie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Rommels Kasserine plan approved
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Rommels Kasserine plan approved

Looking back at the Tunisian campaign, Where Rommel was forced to go ahead with his planned attack through the Kasserine Pass with a much smaller force then what he envisioned using.. What would the outcome have been had he been giving what he wanted for the attack? Seeing as he did so much with wha...
by von_noobie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Lend Lease contribution
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Lend Lease contribution

Just out of curiosity, Being reading up on the Australian 6th div and the Battle of Bardia, and there is some indication's that the battle contributed politically towards the US passing the lend lease act. Just curious on a few points, - Is it true? - How much did it contribute? - and what was the A...
by von_noobie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What If?
Replies: 21
Views: 9774

Re: What If?

Japan would have won since most of them are manufactured in Asia :P
by von_noobie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Mission 101
Replies: 2
Views: 2888

Re: Mission 101

It was actually..they did an amazing job.. Lent the book to a friend but when i get it back ill get more info and pass it along.
by von_noobie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Comments on Australian or New Zealand tactics by German Army
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

Re: Comments on Australian or New Zealand tactics by German Army

Ill try and look up the sources of these 'myths' from there you can decide if you believe them to be factual or not. As for the 9th being removed at Australian insistence, Some of its units where below half strength, and many had troop's suffering bad health.. We had a choice to save our boy's to fi...
by von_noobie
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Comments on Australian or New Zealand tactics by German Army
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

Re: Comments on Australian or New Zealand tactics by German Army

Well for one thing they thought we are damn stubborn.. Looking at Tobruk.. We held our ground and kept on fighting when others would fall back.. Got the respect of the Germans and high praise from every one around.. Elite of the British Empire i believe Rommel said :P.. Not sure which general but on...
by von_noobie
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: If I were Hitler...
Replies: 3
Views: 2734

Re: If I were Hitler...

Tho i find it difficult to believe the Soviets would fall in '41, i guess it is possible as if memory serves me, Stalin did ask a man (Russian envoy i believe) in Bulgaria? to ask for peace terms, Which only didn't go ahead due to said man saying no because the Soviets would win anyway. but fir sake...
by von_noobie
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What if: The Italians actually attacked early on
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: What if: The Italians actually attacked early on

Under Italian leadership, No it is not likely as the biggest flaw I see th Italians having very early on was there failure to learn from the Germans, Fast swift armored and mobile forces were the key to success. But they chose to build forts for temporary safety rather then taking a gamble using the...
by von_noobie
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What if: The Italians actually attacked early on
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: What if: The Italians actually attacked early on

@ljadw Actually, at the start even tho there equipment was poor by what the allies had, It was superior based on what the allies fielded Egypt/Sudan/Kenya as well as a numerical superiority. By capturing Egypt/Sudan it allows the Italians to concentrate there resources on Malta and Gibraltar, which ...
by von_noobie
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Mission 101
Replies: 2
Views: 2888

Mission 101

G'day everyone. Been doing some reading lately and came across a book titled 'Mission 101', I'm wondering if any one has more detailed information, or accounts on this group. It was based in Ethiopia 1940, Where groups of Australian and British officers and soldiers trained up Ethiopian patriots and...
by von_noobie
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What if: The Italians actually attacked early on
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

What if: The Italians actually attacked early on

Being doing a bit of reading, And i have wondered, What if the Italians with superior numbers, weapons and equipment took advantage of it, With a half million men between Libya and East Africa and the strongest naval force in the med as well as strongest air force they could have wiped out the Briti...
by von_noobie
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: RAAF PBY Catalina
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

RAAF PBY Catalina

Greetings all. Haven't done much research lately, and as i was surfing the internet recently i came across the RAAF PBY Catalina's. Operating as night time raiders in four squadrons, No. 11, 20, 42 and 43 Squadron RAAF, mounting mine laying operations from 23 April '43 to July '45 in south west paci...
by von_noobie
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Bathurst class corvette
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Bathurst class corvette

Just being looking into some of the stuff done by my country, Australia =) and Came by the bathurst class corvettes.. So far i know that 60 where built.. 4 for India.. 20 paid by the Admirilty in Uk (I think.. not sure) and 36 Paid by Australia.. In all 56 of the 60 Corvettes where operated by Austr...
by von_noobie
Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Germany's Best Victory
Replies: 68
Views: 15360

Dunkirk wasnt the only port the Germans held until the end of the war, There was about half a dozen ports that held out until the war ended.