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by timobrienwells
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: The German Sixth Army debacle at Stalingrad
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Stalingrad

Hi Tigre,just want to say thank-you for those great articles about Stalingrad.Please keep them coming,much appreciated REgards TimWells
by timobrienwells
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: How Much of WW2 Was an Oil War?
Replies: 48
Views: 13975

History

Could it be that you have some residual shame about the disgraceful performance of the Ialian army in WW2. Mussolini took 3 years to defeat ethiopian tribesman armed with spears,a pathetic british force in egypt kicked your arses in 1940,and as for Russia.Atleast the romanians put up a fight,and did...
by timobrienwells
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: How Much of WW2 Was an Oil War?
Replies: 48
Views: 13975

political

Enrico.sei patso!
by timobrienwells
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: How Much of WW2 Was an Oil War?
Replies: 48
Views: 13975

History

Enrico it is quite clear to a lot of people on this forum that historically speaking,you are from another planet.Maybe your version of history happened in another Solar System.Could that be it?If it is,then we extend to you a warm welcome to planet Earth.It is strange how your posts are heavy on con...
by timobrienwells
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Saving private ryan.
Replies: 44
Views: 8420

Tigers

Hey DXTR,are you sure they weren't tigers in the street battle scene in SPR?I am pretty sure they were.The tank that they blew the traks off was definitely a tiger.It did not have the sloping armor of the T34,and its gun was an 88.If I am mistaken please let me know.Also is Bovington the only place ...
by timobrienwells
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Saving private ryan.
Replies: 44
Views: 8420

Authentic

Well I saw the movie with a friend of mine and we both were 'shell shocked' by the realism of the first 15 minutes.It was well done,but the really enjoyable part for me was the authenticity of the weaponry.It was easy to recognize the M1 garand,and the M1 carbine,the military version of the Thompson...
by timobrienwells
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Lebensraum: possible or not?
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

Lebensraum

Hi Pirx,I think if you look at it,the whole focus of Hitlers actions were on creating Lebensraum for the German nation.He wrote Mine Kampf in 1923,and if you read his last will and testament written in the bunker in april 45,they have the same idea.IE that the german people should look to having Leb...
by timobrienwells
Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Criminality and the German Army
Replies: 54
Views: 12810

A'nice' war

Well,this is an interesting topic.I will give you my contribution.Before the beginning of Barbarossa,hitler had basically given blanket exemption to his troops for anything they did because he said the war in the east was a'war of annaillation' [Bad spelling]This comment was made in a pre-campaign c...
by timobrienwells
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Was WWII Worth It?
Replies: 77
Views: 13983

Socialist

Trust us Laurent,Europe is as socialist as Karl Marx's underwear.
by timobrienwells
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: The German Sixth Army on the Way to Catastrophe.
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Tigre

An absolutely definitive analysis Tigre.Thank-you for that.
by timobrienwells
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Stalingrad, what was the decisive battle?
Replies: 28
Views: 5644

stalingrad

In my view,the failure to take moscow in December 1941 was the point at which the germans could not win the war,and Stalingrad made defeat inevitable for them.Before Barbarossa,Germany faced one enemy,Britain and its empire.Barely 6 months later,they had to take on the USSR and the USA as well.Produ...
by timobrienwells
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Stalingrad
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Uli,I have heard a similar figure bandied about for some time,so maybe it has some accuracy.War being as it is,it is bound to have a margin of error though.
by timobrienwells
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Hitlers involvement in Stalingrad?
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Yes Hoofgard,it was hitlers decisions from start to finish that produced the disaster at Stalingrad.There are so many 'fuhrer' decisions during that campaign that were stuff ups,I really would not know where to start.Infact the entire premise for operation blue was rubbish,and the OKW was silently o...
by timobrienwells
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The flaws of Barberossa
Replies: 77
Views: 14702

barbarossa

Congratulations Sean Oliver.a very correct analysis of what happened in strategic terms.I thought your summation was faultless.If I can add even more,I would like to respond to oleg about soviet resistance 'stiffening' in september.Barbarossa started 5 weeks late due to a few factors,none of which r...
by timobrienwells
Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: How Much of WW2 Was an Oil War?
Replies: 48
Views: 13975

Oil War

Congratulations Paul J.A very concise and historically accurate analysis of this 'oil war thing.Hitlers 'idea' was lebensraum,and his tool to achieve was the wehrmacht,luftwaffe,etc.But being an idiot and an egotist,he thought his genius to be above military realities.The 'resources' thing led to hi...