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by Marc Binazzi
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Translation from Estonian language....
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Translation from Estonian language....

I would need a translation of that text which I am sure is Estonian: METSADE PEAVALITUS ALATSKIVI METSKOND Metsade made me think of "Metsavennad", those Estonian "brothers of the forest" who resisted Soviet occupation after 1945 and indeed a search on Google confirmed that this is indeed Estonian. T...
by Marc Binazzi
Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: And so...
Replies: 47
Views: 5514

Jock wrote: I do believe I wasn't speaking gibberish, or French


Thanks for showing so much respect for the large number of French contributors on this Forum!!
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Removed Threads
Topic: Legislating history
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Tom Houlihan wrote:
Is France somehow more important than Spain?
More important, I couldn't say, but more lenient with some people, most certainly (and I am talking of Zapatero's Spain, not just Franco's.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1811
by Marc Binazzi
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Time to hear an apology for the Great Terror in the USSR
Replies: 43
Views: 6515

I agree, Sid. Another yet more vacuous example is the Pope (can't recall whether it was the Pole or the German) apologizing for all the crimes and horrors perpetrated in the name of Christianity. In that type of situation, it comes so late that you can't take it seriously.
by Marc Binazzi
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Time to hear an apology for the Great Terror in the USSR
Replies: 43
Views: 6515

Paddy Keating wrote: Descartes was wrong.


I agree, but I am not sure that one will be understood by everyone on this forum........
by Marc Binazzi
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Time to hear an apology for the Great Terror in the USSR
Replies: 43
Views: 6515

what seems puzzling with hindsight is that at Yalta no-one seemed to challenge Stalin's ambitions over Eastern Europe, although I would say that the allies could have stood against him if they really wanted to. This is a bit gruesome to say but I wonder what would have happened if Roosevelt had died...
by Marc Binazzi
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German actors who played German WW2 uniforms in movies/drama
Replies: 15
Views: 7587

something else about that movie: make sure a Russian woman has taken her dentures out before she starts working on you... :oops:
by Marc Binazzi
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German actors who played German WW2 uniforms in movies/drama
Replies: 15
Views: 7587

Doktor Krollspell wrote:
Don't forget Sam Peckinpah's classic "Cross of Iron" (1977) where many of the supporting cast were german actors.
Is this the movie where David Warner's haircut makes him looks more like a hippie than a true Landser? :?
by Marc Binazzi
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German actors who played German WW2 uniforms in movies/drama
Replies: 15
Views: 7587

Gert Fröbe also took the uniform a number of times, including that of General von Choltitz in "Is Paris burning?" (1966)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060814/
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Alternative Energy Sources for/by Civilians during WWII
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

The system of gas generator on top of vehicles was used with Paris buses too.

http://www.ina.fr/voir_revoir/guerre/ph ... 14.fr.html

actually that system had been under trial since 1933 but gas shortage made it soar.
by Marc Binazzi
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: visiting Bulgaria, the mystery land.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

Xavier, thanks for the link. I was wondering how you pronounce the name of this village, "Fakiya", in English..... :roll:
by Marc Binazzi
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: visiting Bulgaria, the mystery land.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

sid guttridge wrote: P.S. If you ever visit Zimbabwe, I can direct you to a house built by Bulgarian stone mason POWs in WWI!
Sid, thanks, I will stay at the "Golden sands" which I understand if a vacation resort just above Varna.

I suppose you have nothing about Zimbabwean POWs in Bulgaria???? :D
by Marc Binazzi
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: visiting Bulgaria, the mystery land.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

visiting Bulgaria, the mystery land.....

I will be in Bulgaria for a week by the beginning of September on the Black Sea, just above Varna, which I understand is a very popular vacation area with long sand beaches and warm water (and plenty of Bulgarian girls.....) Seriously is there anything to see in connection with Bulgaria's recent his...
by Marc Binazzi
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Ulrich Mühe passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

I cannot believe that, this man was just extraordinary, his performance in "das Leben der Anderen" was just incredible. It is very very sad indeed.
by Marc Binazzi
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German WWII movies
Replies: 15
Views: 3803

Bill Medland wrote: A copy was sent to surrounded troops fighting
on the French Atlantic coast, it was sent in by U-Boat, to build up the
defenders morale.


By U-Boot I do not know for sure, but the garrison of La Rochelle received a copy by plane (owing to KG 40) as they still had the Laleu airstrip nearby.