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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:26 pm
 


llama66 wrote:
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"There is no such thing as too much overkill."

Nope, especially when you hate your enemy with every fiber of your being like we hated the Germans.

Why did you hate them so much?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:58 pm
 


rickc wrote:
llama66 wrote:
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"There is no such thing as too much overkill."

Nope, especially when you hate your enemy with every fiber of your being like we hated the Germans.

Why did you hate them so much?

No fucking idea. But boy, did we fucking hate them.


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rickc wrote:
llama66 wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
"There is no such thing as too much overkill."

Nope, especially when you hate your enemy with every fiber of your being like we hated the Germans.

Why did you hate them so much?

Probably cause they gassed us at the second battle of Ypres (along with the French). First wide spread use of a chemical weapon.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:17 pm
 


martin14 wrote:
This is what 72,396 of them look like, all together.

Humbling.

And troubling.

It sure is. :(


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Probably cause they gassed us at the second battle of Ypres (along with the French). First wide spread use of a chemical weapon.

Yeah I can see where that would certainly be an issue. I am curious as to what the average Canadian soldier thought about being there before that event. Where they pumped up about being there or were they like: what the hell am I doing here?

Any good book recommendations from a Canadian soldiers viewpoint about the war on the western front?

Of all the wars of the 20th century I would think that the trenches of the western front would be the closest to hell on earth.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:26 pm
 


rickc wrote:
Any good book recommendations from a Canadian soldiers viewpoint about the war on the western front?




Pierre Berton - Vimy


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rickc wrote:
Of all the wars of the 20th century I would think that the trenches of the western front would be the closest to hell on earth.


Germans vs Russians on the Eastern Front, 1941 to 1945. Probably the worst of war ever seen in all of history.


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rickc wrote:
Yeah I can see where that would certainly be an issue. I am curious as to what the average Canadian soldier thought about being there before that event. Where they pumped up about being there or were they like: what the hell am I doing here?


They were eager to serve, but they had no idea what they were facing. Once they were in the thick of it, they didn't back down.

My Grandfather was in WWI, and lost part of a hand in the trenches. I still have the epilets of 2 Bavarian soldiers he took as POWs. He didn't talk about it much, but those were the impressions I got from him.


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My grandfather on my mother's side was US Navy during the war and somehow served as a purser aboard the RMS Mauretania during the war. To the best of my knowledge he never saw any combat action at all.

Lucky bastard.


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My dad completed training as the Navigator aboard a Lancaster, and was assigned to 401 Bomber Command just as the war ended.

Also, lucky bastard.


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My dad turned 18 in August 1945... lucky bastard. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:19 am
 


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We're going to set off the air raid alarms in Clarksburg at 11am on Sunday seeing as we don't have any church bells.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 am
 


The moment the guns fell silent: Eerie WW1 recording captures exact second the chaos of war stopped dead... to be replaced by beautiful birdsong

Chilling recording depicts the moment silence descended on the battlefield
Heralded the end of the First World War and four years of devastating blood shed
Artillery activity was recorded on the American front near the River Moselle



Can't repost the video here, have to visit the DM website:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -dead.html


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:40 pm
 


Haunting portraits of WW1 heroes to be etched into the sand on beaches across Britain in a profoundly moving highlight of the Armistice centenary, writes film director DANNY BOYLE

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An organisation called 14-18 NOW has teamed up with local arts groups to bring the past into the present
Britain's beaches will be transformed to reveal portraits of soldiers who gave their lives for their country
'We wanted to suggest a way in which we could all acknowledge those sacrifices together,' Danny Boyle said



A preview of what they will be doing..


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The list of where the portraits will be made in the sand.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -sand.html


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