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by B Hellqvist
Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: What was the status of a negro in the US Army?
Replies: 14
Views: 4061

I remember one of the interviews in Studs Terkel's "The Good War", where an Afro-American man told about his experiences in a tank battallion which was in the thick of battle during most of Patton's campaign through Europe. IIRC, he said that Patton at first didn't believe that "Negroes" were able t...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134570

I've just begun reading the English translation of "The Forgotten Soldier", and if Sajer is a fraud, he would certainly have picked something more glorious than beginning service in a transport company... I think it might have suffered a bit in translation, too, or perhaps Sajer was inprecise; the v...
by B Hellqvist
Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German Soldiers.......worst Movie portrayal.
Replies: 92
Views: 34522

I stand by my comments that Sweden hasn't got much of a military history since Charles XII apart from a brief appearance at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. And yes, since I have served alongside Swedish soldiers (and Finnish) in a peacekeeping role I am perfectly aware of their unstinting contribut...
by B Hellqvist
Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German Soldiers.......worst Movie portrayal.
Replies: 92
Views: 34522

Sebastian, Thanks for that insight into real combat. I won't even bother ask you for your experiences of war seeing as you're ****ing Swedish. Actually I can understand you ebing interested in other countries military achievements seeing as yours doesn't hasn't actually got any. When you've ****ing...