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Chuck_norris10 #1 Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

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4 divisions of Canadians took Vimy ridge.

 


 


 

Chuck_norris10 #2 Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

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When men were men.

 


 

CrazyHeinz #3 Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:09 PM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 09 April 2017 - 07:07 AM, said:

When men were men.

 

I would argue there are men today, from Canada and elsewhere serving there country, but whatever helps you sleep at night.


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Salute to Northern neighbors !!!   My Granddad was in the 42nd Rainbow division, made up of NY Irish, though he was a Texan.  Fought at Chateau Thiery, Argonne Forest, 2nd Battle of Bella Wood, Marne river.  Wounded twice and taken prisoner, though he escaped.  Was one of the last to leave France to come home.

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Chuck_norris10 #5 Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

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View PostCrazyHeinz, on 09 April 2017 - 06:09 AM, said:

 

I would argue there are men today, from Canada and elsewhere serving there country, but whatever helps you sleep at night.

 

There are but the new generation that needs safe places would never do what these Canadians did back then.

 


 

KloudRains #6 Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

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Excellent video for comprehension of the utterly stupid strategy and tactics which dominated much of WWII.. The Bing innovations actually helped the German leap in tactics of mobility. They reacted to the destruction of what they believed to be a solid defense by scrutiny and learning. It is seldom remembered that the German army was not militarily defeated at the time of Armistice in November of 1918. In fact, they had begun using embryonic blitzkrieg tactics with excellent results. The German people refused to keep supporting the war and so, ;their army stopped fighting and accepted surrender at the front. The wise and effective tactics of Bing and his boys at Vimy Ridge continued to be embraced and honed by the German military. Thus, the German lightning war tactics of 1 September 1939 and onwards, which shocked the world, were rooted in what was demonstrated by those very brave and tough Canadian boys, this date, at Vimy Ridge. 

BrushWolf #7 Posted 09 April 2017 - 03:21 PM

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View PostKloudRains, on 09 April 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

Excellent video for comprehension of the utterly stupid strategy and tactics which dominated much of WWII.. The Bing innovations actually helped the German leap in tactics of mobility. They reacted to the destruction of what they believed to be a solid defense by scrutiny and learning. It is seldom remembered that the German army was not militarily defeated at the time of Armistice in November of 1918. In fact, they had begun using embryonic blitzkrieg tactics with excellent results. The German people refused to keep supporting the war and so, ;their army stopped fighting and accepted surrender at the front. The wise and effective tactics of Bing and his boys at Vimy Ridge continued to be embraced and honed by the German military. Thus, the German lightning war tactics of 1 September 1939 and onwards, which shocked the world, were rooted in what was demonstrated by those very brave and tough Canadian boys, this date, at Vimy Ridge. 

 

The stalemate of the trenches from the North Sea to the Mediterranean was something that had never happened on such a scale. It took until 1917 for ideas to develop to try to break that stalemate, the Germans with their nascent Blitzkrieg tactics and the Allies with the tank.


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View PostChuck_norris10, on 09 April 2017 - 04:07 AM, said:

When men were men.

 

...and sheep lived in fear.


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Cdn_Avro #9 Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:23 PM

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This was a significant battle for the Canadian military.  Twice the French and British tried to take the ridge and failed.  The Canadians started with the artillery then put a fake rush on and pinpointed the hot areas.

They used a technique called creeping artillery staying just in front of the charging men.  4 divisions attacked 3600 killed 7500 wounded 1/4 of the attack force.  After this victory most men went to Ypres

and Somme where they attacked with far less planning.  Many battles are included in these towns with the most famous being Paschendaele.  The estimated casulties in this series of battles which lasted 4 months

was 245,000 Canadians the largest single day loss being Paschendaele at 16,500.  The conditions were horrendous  a field of mud due to all of the rain that had fallen that summer.  To all the men who put their lives

on the line for our freedom.



Cowboyhiho #10 Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 09 April 2017 - 04:07 AM, said:

When men were men.

 

When men were men, although many were just teenagers.

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Rosebud #11 Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:10 PM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 09 April 2017 - 09:11 AM, said:

 

There are but the new generation that needs safe places would never do what these Canadians did back then.

 

Very sorry Chuck...you are wrong on this. Aristotle complained about the youth of Greece. Your fathers, father complained about the youth then. Your grandchild's, grandchild will complain about the youth of the future. Youth is the ugly reflection, of that which we hate most in ourselves. When comes the time for them to achieve greatness, they will. When it is time for them to sacrifice, they will. When it is time for them to complain about the youth of their generation...they will.


 


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View PostRosebud, on 09 April 2017 - 01:10 PM, said:

 

Very sorry Chuck...you are wrong on this. Aristotle complained about the youth of Greece. Your fathers, father complained about the youth then. Your grandchild's, grandchild will complain about the youth of the future. Youth is the ugly reflection, of that which we hate most in ourselves. When comes the time for them to achieve greatness, they will. When it is time for them to sacrifice, they will. When it is time for them to complain about the youth of their generation...they will.

 

Greatness today doesn't have to be achieved, it's granted, and accepted as the same...

Edited by _Laserguided_, 09 April 2017 - 10:47 PM.


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