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by Marc Binazzi
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German excavation at Rennes-Le-Chateau, France in 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 921

with a bit of Luck Indiana Jones # 4 will perhaps shed light on that mystery... :D
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Estonians making a clean break with Soviet past?
Replies: 71
Views: 11937

I agree with Sid. I visited Tallinn a few years ago with a working group on the safety of housing and we were taken to various locations around Tallinn including a huge high-rise social housing area bigger than anything I have ever seen in Europe. There Russians live, workers brought under the commu...
by Marc Binazzi
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Boris Yeltsin Dead at 76
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

phylo_roadking wrote:His liver and kidneys are to be left to science...


I am not sure science will be that happy..... :beer: :beer: :beer:
by Marc Binazzi
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Virginia Tech Shooting
Replies: 209
Views: 19918

That reminds me of a pathetic but true story in France a few years ago, a guy whose house had been "visited" several times put a booby-trap with a warning sign outside but the burglar, who was an illiterate timberman, got very badly wounded and the guy got prosecuted for making his property dangerou...
by Marc Binazzi
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Virginia Tech Shooting
Replies: 209
Views: 19918

If the press reports I have read are correct he "followed women" and recently started a fire in a dorm. A bit closer to arson and attempted homicide than mere harassment. He also left a letter stating that he was sick with these rich kids and debauchery. Is that the problem in American universities ...
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Virginia Tech Shooting
Replies: 209
Views: 19918

I guess it would be pretty easy for a non-American to make sarcastic comments about that umpteenth campus shooting and I imagine Michael Moore will soon make a "Bowling for Columbine II: the sequel" but apart from stricter gun laws, what else could be done? Bullet-proof jackets laws perhaps? I mean,...
by Marc Binazzi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Historical Perspectives in the New Europe
Replies: 86
Views: 10179

Re: Historical Perspectives in the New Europe

Look at Nicholas Sarkozy, fondly known here as Sarcoma: flamboyant but obedient to the elders, like all good Jewish kids. I have not met anyone who admits to intending to vote for Sarcoma but the media reckons he will be the next President of France. Go figure... PK Known "here"? Where? Never heard...
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldpost Nummer 23326
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Thanks a lot! :up:
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Letters From Iwo Jima
Replies: 65
Views: 10311

I guess you could add " Attack " which showed a US army officer suffering cowardice. Going back to Clint's movie I read the link above. My, this is more than Dirty Harry could take! But, who would expect a film, even that long, to show a specific episode of the war and still refer to the atrocities ...
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldpost Nummer 23326
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Feldpost Nummer 23326

Gentlemen,

Could someone advise me of the unit behind Feldpostnummer 23326?

Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation!
by Marc Binazzi
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Letters From Iwo Jima
Replies: 65
Views: 10311

I would not say that "Letters from Iwo Jima" glorifies war, much the opposite. What I found interesting was the couple of flash-backs showing how the Japanese population was terrified and brainwashed by a military regime ready to eradicate the slightest trace of doubt. Ken Watanabe is great as gener...
by Marc Binazzi
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The Tunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 770

And if you are interested in the STASI from the inside I suggest "das Leben der Anderen"....
by Marc Binazzi
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: what happened to ex-DDR military equipment?
Replies: 34
Views: 8020

Speaking of ex-panzer stuff recycled in farms I believe a number of Kettenkrad, that funny vehicle that looks like a motorcycle in front with a small caterpillar behind were also used in the plowing activity in ex-DDR and I am wondering if the currently restored and operational Kettenkrad are not su...
by Marc Binazzi
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: what happened to ex-DDR military equipment?
Replies: 34
Views: 8020

what happened to ex-DDR military equipment?

When Western and Eastern Germany "merged" in 1990 the resulting nation found itself with (among other things....) a huge heap of DDR military equipment. I am currently reading DDR-era books dedicated to Eastern Germany armed forces I have bought on Ebay and obviously the NVA and Volksmarine were qui...
by Marc Binazzi
Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Considering Conversion
Replies: 61
Views: 9141

I am an apostate (I have been baptized as a roman catholic as a child and two years ago formally requested that my name be struck off the baptism records) and I am very happy about it....