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by Spandau
Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: RPG #1 1943 Somewhere in Russia
Replies: 215
Views: 25252

Three meters behind and to the left of W.F., Stabsfeldwebel Spandau cradled his MP-40 with sweaty, calloused hands. Even though he had been fighting since '39, he could never get over the icy coldness that coursed through his viens right before a battle. A student of Japan and Karate, Spandau could ...
by Spandau
Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: 88mm pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

Avete,

It's not in action, but it is a good picture.

Image

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger
Replies: 17
Views: 5407

Ave Johnny, despite that you have been the bearer of ill news, thank you for warning me about this book. It sounds like Allerberger told the author what happened, and the author took that an ran with it. Allerberger said, "I shot him in the head." the author says, "his head exploded like a ripe pump...
by Spandau
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger
Replies: 17
Views: 5407

But there is some simply surreal savagery that I have not read in any German account thus far that compare, the following include him finding Russian soldiers smoking the flesh of a dead soldier over a fire for rations, a dead pregnant woman who has had her stomach slit open with the fetus impaled ...
by Spandau
Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 159
Views: 89861

You really buy the story of a 13 year old talking with vets at reenactments, visiting militaria shops for years already, having a militaria collection, having already done several long marches with full gear etc.. ?? His story is as true as I am a 400 year old dwarf living in a cave. \Christoph Ave...
by Spandau
Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 159
Views: 89861

Ave Taylor, I have to ask; How the devil can you afford this? I've been working since I could walk and I still can't afford anything! College sucks all money away and then some. At 13 I would look at pictures of medals the same way I would look at pictures of battleships, as something unattainable. ...
by Spandau
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Army organisation
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Avete,

The German Army Handbook by James Lucas possesses diagrams and explanations regarding organization, but it is lacking in comparisons.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Hand to Hand training
Replies: 23
Views: 19354

Understand your comments about the 12/13 year olds, though I don't think age is the key factor....I think training is the factor. If you never have any verbal in training and it's not part of your upbringing you may well freeze the first time somebody calls you an #$*& in anger. Think that goes for...
by Spandau
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger
Replies: 17
Views: 5407

Avete,

I got mine from amazon for $20, I recommend looking there.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Devil's Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Hello Spandau I was wondering how the conversations in the book were remembered in such detail after three decades. Maybe that's one of the things you're referring to? Ave Imad, That among just the other action-fiend attitudes of the book. Not only is the dialogue too detailed, it doesn't ring true...
by Spandau
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Devil's Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Ave Imad, I haven't read it all the way through so I can't give any factual evidence. Just flip through it and decide for yourself. It has the feel of a novel. Look at it from a literary standpoint and you (at least I do) will have trouble believing that it is nonfiction. I know that is not really w...
by Spandau
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Tiger 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

Avete,

There are a few working Panthers still, are there not?

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger
Replies: 17
Views: 5407

Johnny_H wrote:196 pages seems a little short?

Not saying it wont be good, Im really thinking of shelling out 40.00 CDN for it, but it better be damn fantastic at only 196pages.
Ave Johnny,

that price seems a bit high, where are you getting it from?

Vale,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Hand to Hand training
Replies: 23
Views: 19354

Much of the WW2 material I have seen was cut down Ju Jutsu / Boxing / Wrestling with only the simple and effective core left behind. Depending on who you were you could have had just 8hrs or so for your 'unarmed combat' lessons. Not much time. Modern military seem to be taking a more martial arts r...
by Spandau
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Hand to Hand training
Replies: 23
Views: 19354

Avete, having studied and/or competed in Karate, Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kun Do and various weapons courses, I would have to say that the German army wasn't particularly missing out on anything. The amount of training and conditioning required to effectively apply these would take too l...