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llama66 @ Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 am

BartSimpson BartSimpson:
llama66 llama66:
Another sad reminder of the savagery of the Nazi regime.


It's Belarus so there's a high probability that this was actually a reminder of the savagery of the Soviet regime.

See above statement, only with the word Soviet.

   



bootlegga @ Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:17 am

rickc rickc:
Fighter Fighter:
Canadian troops wade ashore from landing craft on Juno Beach in Normandy, France,...HD Stock Footage



Look at all that male privilege! :wink:


You forgot the lack of diversity! :lol:

Seriously though, nice find Fighter! I'd rep if I could.

   



DrCaleb @ Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:10 am

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Alberta WWII veteran Jack Hilton dies at 99

Alberta Second World War veteran Jack Hilton died on March 7 at age 99, the Royal Canadian Air Force has confirmed.

As a Typhoon fighter pilot, Hilton completed more than 100 operations flights across Europe during the Second World War — including on D-Day — and later went on to train hundreds of other young men to fly.

“In 28 days, I flew 28 times — and 28 times you take off and land, you’re pushing your luck,” Hilton told Global News on Remembrance Day in 2018.

He said every time he took to the air, a quarter of the men who went up didn’t return.

To help deal with the horrors of war that he witnessed, Hilton wrote a book about his experiences called The Saga of a Canadian Typhoon Fighter Pilot, which was released in 2015.

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https://globalnews.ca/news/5041093/albe ... lton-dies/

   



Thanos @ Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 am

Low-level attacks on ground targets, even with planes as great as the Typhoon, Tempest, or Thunderbolt, were still sheer murder for the flyers. The Germans put every anti-air cannon they had on whatever vehicle they could deploy and, as usual with their gunnery excellence, they were damn dangerous. Nothing but insane courage to fly teeth-first into that kind of firepower.

   



Fighter @ Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

bootlegga bootlegga:

Seriously though, nice find Fighter! I'd rep if I could.


Thanks :)

   



Fighter @ Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:02 pm

The title of thread and most of the posts are talking about usually WW2 and its aftermath....I will dare to post something which is about WAR but of 90's....a small scale fight that took place b/w Americans and Somalis...

Why I am interested in this - because Pakistan WAS INVOLVED in it as well under UN Flag

'Black Hawk Down' pilot: 'In my mind, I wa...



RIP to all people; civilians and military folks who lost their lives in that fight

   



BartSimpson @ Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:09 pm

Pakistan did right in that clusterfuck and saved the Americans from Bill Clinton's incompetence in ordering the US military into Somalia without proper air support or armor on the ground.

Thank you again, Pakistan! [B-o]

   



llama66 @ Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:32 pm

A little light reading over lunch,
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... rier-32262

   



DrCaleb @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:28 am

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Celebrated WW II vet, Dieppe hero, dies at 101

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Funeral services for Honorary Colonel David Hart, Canada's longest serving military officer and a hero of the 1942 Dieppe raid, will be held Sunday in Montreal. He died Wednesday at 101.

His passing is felt far beyond the walls of the Ste-Catherine Street Armoury in Westmount, Que., where he was the soul of the 34 Signal Regiment, but the void his death leaves behind is perhaps most noticeable there.

Inside the armoury, Col. Hart is immortalized in a painting by Montreal artist Adam Sherriff Scott. The artwork, which hangs on the wall of the mess hall, captures a moment of bravery as the Canadians were driven back by heavy German fire at Dieppe.

His military career was remarkable for many reasons, not least of which was his 81 years of service. But what stands out is his heroic act in the Second World War, which ended up saving hundreds of Canadian lives.

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This painting of the Dieppe raid by Montreal artist Adam Sherriff Scott hangs on the wall of the Sainte-Catherine Street Armoury in Westmount. Hart is pictured in the bottom right corner, crouching with the radio. (Courtesy Department of National Defense)




https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal ... -1.5078393

   



llama66 @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:45 am

Should have been a state funeral. Regardless, A grateful nation shall mourn his passing.

   



BartSimpson @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:50 am

:cry: RIP Colonel Hart.

   



Fighter @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:41 pm

BartSimpson BartSimpson:
Pakistan did right in that clusterfuck and saved the Americans from Bill Clinton's incompetence in ordering the US military into Somalia without proper air support or armor on the ground.

Thank you again, Pakistan! [B-o]


Your welcome :)




Gallipoli: Drone video of WWI battlefield - BBC News

   



N_Fiddledog @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:24 pm

We hear a lot about the battle of Gallipoli. We don't hear so much about the battles where the Ottoman's were destroyed - like Sarikamish.



We hear a lot of rush to get Churchill's name in there as blame for the Gallipoli disaster. We don't hear how the Ottoman general, Enver Pasha due in large part to his machinations drawing the Ottomans into the war bears more than a little responsibility for the deaths of 1/4 of the population of Turkey.

Come to think of it we hear a lot concerning death counts at Gallipoli. Casualty counts differ. Here's a different one than the one from your video. This one goes beyond just deaths though to dead and wounded and tells us the Arab and Turk figures doubled that of the Allies -A quarter of a million

Pretty pictures in your video though, Fighter.

   



BartSimpson @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:06 pm

N_Fiddledog N_Fiddledog:
This one goes beyond just deaths though to dead and wounded and tells us the Arab and Turk figures doubled that of the Allies -A quarter of a million


The thing that hurts my soul the most when I see these huge disparities in casualties...especially with Muslim forces...is that if they just invested more time in studying tactics and combat medicine they could reduce their casualty rate by easily 50% or more.

:cry:

   



xerxes @ Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:35 pm

BartSimpson BartSimpson:
N_Fiddledog N_Fiddledog:
This one goes beyond just deaths though to dead and wounded and tells us the Arab and Turk figures doubled that of the Allies -A quarter of a million


The thing that hurts my soul the most when I see these huge disparities in casualties...especially with Muslim forces...is that if they just invested more time in studying tactics and combat medicine they could reduce their casualty rate by easily 50% or more.

:cry:


It's always been that way. I remember reading about the conquests of Alexander the Great and the Greeks before him. The Greek Phalanx's completely stymied the Arab forces they came up against because their tactics were piecemeal and reliant more on hit and run than the well drilled formations of the Greeks.

   



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