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by Spandau
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Spandau machine gun?
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

Paul I think Fritz called it "Hitler's buzz saw" or something like that. And yeah - I was a light machine gunner. Carried the venerable Bren and subsequently MAG (aka GPMG if British). Light machine gun my ass! But it was a darn sight better than Browning. I packed one of those babies (in re-bored ...
by Spandau
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: I have some live bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 3060

Ave guitarkid, I second Jasons advice. Be very careful with old ammunition, especially if the primer looks rusty. I handle old ammunition quite a bit, and the hole in my wall is a reminder to have a healthy respect for it. :shock: :shock: As for it's worth, I don't know exactly. What did you pay for...
by Spandau
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Germany's finest Hour
Replies: 29
Views: 6609

Avete,

The performence of KG Scherer in Cholm from January 21 to May 5, 1942 was most impressive. Hats off to Generalmajor Theodor Scherer and his men.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Spandau machine gun?
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

Reb wrote:Spandau was British slang in WW2 for any German machine gun. Just as Schmeisser referred to MP 38 / MP 40 sub machine guns.
Avete,

Indeed, that is what I had in mind when I registered on this forum. :wink:

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What is the best tank?
Replies: 23
Views: 3687

Finally, the only defect(s) I could think of are that it was heavier than a JS-2 tank, and secondly about only 5500 were produced, compared to the 20,000-40,000 of the T-34s. These are only approximate numbers by the way. Avete, low production is the bane of all vaunted German tanks, and high produ...
by Spandau
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: German Sniper
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

If I mange to find “Grandfather's Tale: The Tale of a German Sniper” I will let you know where :up: Ave Fallschirmjager, Don't waste your time with "Grandfather's Tale," It is among the worst books I have seen in the literary sense and it has no historical value at all. I couldn't even get past the...
by Spandau
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: ~recommended movies~
Replies: 37
Views: 7494

Avete, I only recommend one war movie, and that is "Apocalypse Now." Valete, -Spandau War in this movie is only background for studies of human nature, based on book "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. Battle scenes are great but war is not subject of this film Ave Pirx, I know, and it is a great...
by Spandau
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Review:Tigers in the Mud
Replies: 24
Views: 6708

panzerschreck1 wrote:Indeed, a nice book but Carius makes some weird claimes at the end of the book, saying that the AIDS virus was created as an bio-weapon
a cross section of the human flue virus H5N1 and the Vishna virus.
Avete,

What?!? :!: :shock: :shock: :shock:
How did I miss that?

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 130330

Re: TFS

Doug Nash wrote:Well, good grief - it really does pay for someone to read all the previous posts on a topic - it sure would avoid having to do the whole argument all over again!
Ave Nash,

You are correct, the argument should have ceased after Rudi's post.

Vale,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: ~recommended movies~
Replies: 37
Views: 7494

Avete,

I only recommend one war movie, and that is "Apocalypse Now."

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Soldatenheim is for...
Replies: 21
Views: 4442

Jason Pipes wrote:Do I need to slap and ban both of you?? Christ, give it a rest. And in the thread about returning to normal, no less.
:D :D :D :D :D :D

Oh, the irony... 8)
by Spandau
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Soldatenheim is for...
Replies: 21
Views: 4442

Ave Jason, Ausgezeichnet! :D :D Being primarily a reader rather than a poster, such threads are all the more frustrating Also, let's keep cancerous threads such as "The Collected Wisdom of max painless" at a minimum, if at all. The amount of postings those rack up is ridiculous. Such postings would ...
by Spandau
Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Review: U-Boat Commander
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Ave Sniper1shot,

I always trust your opinion, so how does this compare to Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner? Iron Coffins is the best U-boat book I have read.

Vale,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: RPG #1 1943 Somewhere in Russia
Replies: 215
Views: 25252

Stabsfeldwebel Spandau gratefully accepted the bottle and took a swig, handing it back. "Danke. They're concealed over there in those trees." He said, jerking his head back the way they had come. "I'm more inclined to let the armor do it's own dirty work and just sit here, but I guess I will have to...
by Spandau
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: RPG #1 1943 Somewhere in Russia
Replies: 215
Views: 25252

Stabsfeldwebel Spandau saw W.F. offering the bottle of schnapps.
'Oh well, what the hell. We only live once.'
keeping his head down, Spandau glid forward.
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