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by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Most RK per battle per unit
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

It's no wonder that Eben Emael got so many RK and EK's it was the 1. action in the history of warfare of this kind...i mean they were practising on real models...and took an 'unwinnable' fortress in a couple of hours...some time before SAS or any other paratroop formations of the allies was totally ...
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 38
Views: 4603

i hope i don't bother you too much with questions... i'm really interested in your story...can you answer just a few more questions? if you feel offended don't answer! so you were rebels...and your CO was a german, so were you volunteers? and of course: are you from zimbabwe? (black or white-i have ...
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 38
Views: 4603

sorry if i don't really know what a rhodesian soldier is... where did you fight? what did you fight for? who did you fight for?

i never heard of you guys, so i'm a bit confussed...sorry!!
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 38
Views: 4603

reb, are you a profesinal soldier?
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 38
Views: 4603

well, all of the wehrmacht soldiers which i know personaly walk like they own the street although they are over 70 years old....
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The variations of combat in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

i just finnished reading it... great stuff i often get the feeling that the german armed forces had the greatest influence on tactics and strategies in the 20. century, which are still in use today... so when we admire the operatins like desert storm we often forget that this not a new way of fighti...
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 38
Views: 4603

since, we're talking about relatives in WW2... my grandfanter was a soldier of army group north, he recieved the VA in silver...he was 17 when he was drafted and was not a nazi or in the Hitlerjugend ( I'm from slovenia, the part which was a part of the Reich at that time-which makes my granparents ...
by Nibelung
Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 38
Views: 4603

Heroes

I didn't think that this post deserved to be posted next to posts about real sacrifice and suffering, so i decided to post it here... If one studies the heroes in WW2 (or WW1) the germans often had much more exeptional heroism ( much of it was due to propaganda ). so i came to a conclusion, that the...
by Nibelung
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The variations of combat in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

The variations of combat in the Wehrmacht

I was reading all your posts and I'm most impressed over the knowledge which you all posses... By reading books and reports I noticed some very interessting facts on Wehrmacht tacticts from 1940 to 1944. If you look at the tanks, infantry divisions and the luftwaffe one can very quickly realise that...
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 5. leichte Division - Streich - Rommel - Kirchheim
Replies: 16
Views: 3344

this is very interresting because i also read about Rommel's sacrificing of his men for an objective...but what is also interesting about it, is that, he never had very high casualties (exept some cases, tobruk for instance)...seem's he also preserved a lot of lives by attacking like he did: fast an...
by Nibelung
Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Unit Search
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Unit Search

hello, yesterday i finnally found my grandfathers ID tags from the wehrmacht. but i'm having a bit of trouble with what it says ( my grandfather died in 1991 ) i found 3 different things on the tag: -the blood type -a number 45 ( what does that mean? ) -the unit name ( which i don't know anything ab...