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Little Audrey: The Final Push


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Community #1 Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

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The crew of “Little Audrey” continue the advance and end their trip in Berlin.

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After Note : The Image at the Start of the Article "Little Audrey Part 2" is actually that of Little Audrey as opposed to "Little Audrey II" The Tank crewed by Tpr Dinning during his memories. Just wanted to clarify this.

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Edited by The_Challenger, 25 January 2013 - 01:01 PM.


BlueDragon #2 Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

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I love these articles. Keep them coming  :Smile_Default:

Predator_or #3 Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

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Very good article! Thanks!  :Smile_Default:

WoTDaFoCh #4 Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

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I see they went looking for a beer and a woman .....exactly what i would have done  :Smile_great:  :Smile_trollface-3:

tristan07 #5 Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

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This is off-topic but Polish translation of this article is dubious.
Second sentence:

original said:

While we were in Broek Sittard, my Squadron, and "C" Squadron was dismounted to act as static infantry

translation said:

Podczas pobytu w Broek Sittard żołnierze z dwóch szwadronów czołgów – szwadronu „C” i naszego – otrzymali rozkaz opuszczenia maszyn i uformowania dywizji piechoty.
Which means:

re-translation said:

While they were in Broek Sittard, soldiers from two tank's squadrons -"C" squadron and ours, received an order to leave vehicles and to form infantry division.
I know this is niggle, but this is an example of reason why I use to read site in English.

zygzaga #6 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

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Yep, tristan07 is right.
mistake in the translation:
squadron = company (pl. szwadron)  has ca 200  man;  while division ca 20.000..  so it's impossible " to leave vehicles and to form infantry division."

And another  mistake :  "There was an abandoned German Spandau machine-gun...The Spandau has a tremendous rate of fire."
This Spandau: http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/MG_08   Rate of fire  450-500 rounds/min
never had "tremendous rate of fire ;
eg British Besa http://en.wikipedia....esa_machine_gun 500/800 round/min

This name shoud be translated to "MG42" (i think), b'cause only British called it "Spandau"

Edited by zygzaga, 07 January 2013 - 04:49 PM.


del504227476 #7 Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

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SO, like, Oosterhout is Close to Arnhem, and Arnhem is the place I lived my whole life. They have been near me! Thank you for that. :)

Elninjo12 #8 Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

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I like this, really interesting story, ty kind sir  :Smile_Default:

Oberst_B #9 Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

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View Postzygzaga, on 07 January 2013 - 04:48 PM, said:

And another  mistake :  "There was an abandoned German Spandau machine-gun...The Spandau has a tremendous rate of fire."
This Spandau: http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/MG_08   Rate of fire  450-500 rounds/min
never had "tremendous rate of fire ;
eg British Besa http://en.wikipedia....esa_machine_gun 500/800 round/min

This name shoud be translated to "MG42" (i think), b'cause only British called it "Spandau"

I guess you already realized that the MG42 was also nicknamed Spandau, not only MG08 from first World War. And if you look at the picture you can see an MG42. But I agree, they should add the description "MG 42" to clearify it for people less familiar with the topic.

craigmc72 #10 Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

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Pretty interesting read, especially as I can see BroekSittard from my house (and it's in the Netherlands, not Belgium)

Horrifior #11 Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

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Great story. I loved to read this, because it gives an insight into the thoughts and fears of a tank driver those days. But I wonder why wargaming is not willing to reproduce this drama?

Actually, the question to wargaming is: Do you want to stage an arcade-like shoot 'em up, like Duke Nuk'em, with hitpoints etc.? Or do you dare to try to bring some more authenticity and drama to the game?

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I do know that there was a demonstration soon after we landed where they put a captured Panther in a field and a "Firefly" 17 pounder, fired three armoured piecing shots at close range at the sloping front of the Panther. The first shot bounced off, the second cracked the front plate and bounced off, and the third went through. By that time, in action, the Panther would have finished off several tanks.

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There are very, very few guns in WoT which instill something close to fear in me. If I am driving a scout, and some russian is aiming his 122mm trollcannon at me - I will most probably survive his hit, if he does not track me. Thanks to the hitpoint mechanism, WoT is not causing emotions, but just a dull feeling of attrition...

Outfielder #12 Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

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Very interesting.....I live 2 miles from the Broek Sittard area. It is actually called Broeksittard for what it's worth and it is in the Netherlands, not Belgium....but then again when you are in Broeksittard Germany is less than half a mile to the east and Belgium is only 3 miles to the west, so that's an easy mistake to make.

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friebenstietzel #13 Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

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We actually set foot into Germany during the winter at Broek Sittard just on the Belgium and German border.



This is geograpihical not correct,
Broeksittard is situated in The Netherlands.

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View Post3nglish, on 07 January 2013 - 12:35 PM, said:

I see they went looking for a beer and a woman .....exactly what i would have done  :Smile_great:  :Smile_trollface-3:
.    Now theres a plan !

The_Challenger #15 Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

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View Posttristan07, on 07 January 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:

This is off-topic but Polish translation of this article is dubious.
Second sentence:


Which means:

I know this is niggle, but this is an example of reason why I use to read site in English.
. Thanks no really important i want  translation to be totally accurate i will be discussing with them. Thanks again for pointing it out.

The_Challenger #16 Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

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View Postfriebenstietzel, on 08 January 2013 - 08:50 AM, said:



This is geograpihical not correct,
Broeksittard is situated in The Netherlands.
. Hi. Totally appreciate your points but i am sure you realise that as this was his diary i  could not change. To do so would have been journalistically wrong.  :Smile_veryhappy:

The_Challenger #17 Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

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View Postbokythegreat, on 07 January 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

I like this, really interesting story, ty kind sir  :Smile_Default:
.  Thanks, really glad you enjoyed it.

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We need more memoires/stories!!Please keep them coming

uberping #19 Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

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A fascinating read. Thank you!

Kaisek #20 Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

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very interesting, thanks  :Smile_Default:




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