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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #1 Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:35 PM

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If you have anything nice that isn't widely known that came out of WWII feel free to post it here...

I've always loved the Canadian attitude, so I'll get the ball rolling with this;

ya, hey dare... you guys want soom beers??

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if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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I saw this on TV about German POW's that sent letters to locals in Tennessee after the war.
 
 
 

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 09 March 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

If you have anything nice that isn't widely known that came out of WWII feel free to post it here...

I've always loved the Canadian attitude, so I'll get the ball rolling with this;

ya, hey dare... you guys want soom beers??

The Happiest Prisoners

 

My best friend is Canadian and he's a horrible person. 

(And yes, I've said that too his face and he just response with an evil laugh while stroking his beard)

 

...We share a twisted since of humor, he and I...

 

 

As for the comment above, that kinda reminds me of an article that was posted on the WOT site.

There was some Germans in an Irish camp that...

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 About half of the 260 or so Germans declined repatriation, probably not least because some of them had found girlfriends during their evenings out.

 

Source: http://worldoftanks.com/en/news/pc-browser/21/chieftains-hatch-stinky-emergency/

 

 


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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #4 Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:42 PM

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View Postxenofoxx, on 09 March 2016 - 03:34 PM, said:

 

My best friend is Canadian and he's a horrible person. 

(And yes, I've said that too his face and he just response with an evil laugh while stroking his beard)

 

...We share a twisted since of humor, he and I...

 

 

As for the comment above, that kinda reminds me of an article that was posted on the WOT site.

There was some Germans in an Irish camp that...

 

Source: http://worldoftanks.com/en/news/pc-browser/21/chieftains-hatch-stinky-emergency/

 

 

 

thanks... very good read! +

View PostBuffaloTime, on 09 March 2016 - 03:13 PM, said:

I saw this on TV about German POW's that sent letters to locals in Tennessee after the war.
 
 
 

 

Thanks Buffalo... good history from Tennessee, where I now live +

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


obamaphone #5 Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:17 PM

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The mortality rate for POWs in Russian camps was 85%.

 

Wait ......you said FUN fact.

 

To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’

 



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View Postobamaphone, on 09 March 2016 - 05:17 PM, said:

The mortality rate for POWs in Russian camps was 85%.

 

Wait ......you said FUN fact.

 

To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’

 

I forgot what a wonderful troll you can be... +


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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View Postobamaphone, on 09 March 2016 - 05:17 PM, said:

The mortality rate for POWs in Russian camps was 85%.

 

Wait ......you said FUN fact.

 

To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’

 

 

Can I have a side of 'Freedom Fries' to go with that?


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CrazyHeinz #8 Posted 10 March 2016 - 12:51 AM

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The Cushiest POW camp.

 

"In the early Forties two Canadian RAF airmen crash landed in Ireland, about 30 miles inland from Dublin. Disorientated as they emerged from their wreck, they thought they were close to their Scottish base. Spotting a pub, they decided to celebrate their survival but when they entered the saloon bar they found it full of Germans in Nazi uniforms who shouted at them to “go to their own bar”. The Nazis pointed at the public bar which turned out to be full of Allied men."

 

http://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/255828/The-Cushiest-PoW-camp

 

 



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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 09 March 2016 - 03:42 PM, said:

 

thanks... very good read! +

 

Thanks Buffalo... good history from Tennessee, where I now live +

 

What part of TN? I'm in the Nashville area (Franklin/Spring Hill to be exact) as of 2012.

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View PostViolentAngel, on 09 March 2016 - 11:36 PM, said:

 

What part of TN? I'm in the Nashville area (Franklin/Spring Hill to be exact) as of 2012.

 

Knoxville/Maryville/Redneckville area here


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 09 March 2016 - 05:57 PM, said:

I forgot what a wonderful troll you can be... +

 

I like to think of it as spicing threads up a bit. You do it often and i always enjoy the humor in it. It was certainly not meant to insult,annoy or pester you as the term would suggest. Not being an authority on history i actually searched the internet for some fun facts about ww2 but was mostly met with horrific statistics.



Daeima #12 Posted 12 March 2016 - 01:28 AM

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Here's a few:

 

1) Adolf Hitler’s nephew, William Hitler, served in the US Navy during World War II.

 

2) Hiroo Onoda, an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II, never surrendered in 1945.

 

    Until 1974, for almost 30 years, he held his position in the Philippines.

 

    His former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.

 

3) In 1941, a private earned $21 a month. In 1942, a private earned $50 a month.

 

4) More than 650,000 Jeeps were built during WWII.

 

    American factories also produced 300,000 military aircraft, 89,000 tanks, 3 million machine guns and 7 million rifles.

 

5) Calvin Graham was only 12 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

 

    He won a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart before the Navy found out how old he was.

 

6) In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day. Americans got 22.

 

Edit, one more:

 

7) While held captive as a prisoner of war by the Germans, Major Alexis Casdagli passed the time by cross-stitching.

 

    The Germans liked his needlework so much that they hung one of his works up on a wall for everyone to see, not realizing that he had hidden a secret message on it:

 

    On the sides, Casdagli had written “God save the King” and “F*@# Hitler” in Morse Code.


Edited by Daeima, 12 March 2016 - 01:43 AM.


Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #13 Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:22 PM

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View PostDaeima, on 11 March 2016 - 08:28 PM, said:

 

6) In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day. Americans got 22.

 

Americans are full of $#!?...

and proud of it... damnit

 

 


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 12 March 2016 - 01:22 PM, said:

 

Americans are full of $#!?...

and proud of it... damnit

 

 

 

lmbo, i thought the same thing :D





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