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triggerbunny #1 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

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Someone posted this in our clan forum, thought I had to share!

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DasNiveau #2 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

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Ze Krieg is funny! Thank you trigger.

PzPionier #3 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

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Might be shocking to most of you, but nazi monster soldiers were humans aswell ;D

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MetalOffca #4 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

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The one with bear and ant tank donkey i saw earlier but all of them are nice!

TeufelsTod #5 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

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nice, really nice pictures
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Aerthryn #6 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

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maybe the assault donkey will be a polish tier 1? :D

hehe.. no offense to polish brothers in arms here, though, when i was first told that anecdote about cavalry charging tanks i just though "my god, the balls on those guys!.. " no idea if that story is true..

Gr3yDeath #7 Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

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The one with the bear is a pure gem  :Smile_veryhappy:

Nice find! +1

Somehow it reminds me of old good Monty Python's http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8gpjk_MaCGM

WarxOfx23th #8 Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

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Hehe, funny pictures.

So, did that sheep defend Germany in the fall of Germany or did he get captured by the Russians?

Heinkle #9 Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

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View PostPzPionier, on 05 March 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

Might be shocking to most of you, but nazi monster soldiers were humans aswell ;D

The victor writes history. The Wehrmacht has received a lot of bad press, some justifiably, some unfairly.

Aerthryn #10 Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

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View PostHeinkle, on 05 March 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

The victor writes history. The Wehrmacht has received a lot of bad press, some justifiably, some unfairly.
I agree with you,
I think it's extremely important to remember that crimes are things committed by people, not monsters.. so many people espouse nationalist views and claim that it's ok because they aren't nazis or something.. it's just silly and harmful, and it stems from the idea that we can load all of the blame for hate crimes on the ones remembered by history..

Kyono #11 Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

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Getting a light from the flamethrower was priceless!

Kyono #12 Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

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Just remember, the Germans treated their prisoners well. Rommel and his men refused to hand over Jewish prisoners, instead hiding them in with the rest of the prisoners so they were treated justly.

Whatever the German troops did wrong, the Japanese troops were 100 times worse.Edit: Neg repped? Says a lot about this community.

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View PostAerthryn, on 05 March 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

hehe.. no offense to polish brothers in arms here, though, when i was first told that anecdote about cavalry charging tanks i just though "my god, the balls on those guys!.. " no idea if that story is true..

For your information, the story is not true. It's a spoiled fruit of nazi propaganda that was later copied in the 1959 movie "Lotna". The latter might be considered as an attempt of the communist propaganda to depreciate the september, 1939 polish war effort. The truth looked more like this.

Edited by Chmee, 05 March 2013 - 02:11 PM.


AcceleratorVector #14 Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

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View PostAerthryn, on 05 March 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

maybe the assault donkey will be a polish tier 1? :D

hehe.. no offense to polish brothers in arms here, though, when i was first told that anecdote about cavalry charging tanks i just though "my god, the balls on those guys!.. " no idea if that story is true..

It is a fine evidence it's hard to eliminate a stereotype, even the most absurd one.

There was no such charge. Regulations spoke clearly that the cavalry could not even attack a machine gun position, let alone tanks. Yes, there was one situation where by accident our cavalry came upon armored vehicles. We suffered heavy losses. Cavalry - used wisely - was very effective. Cavalry, was meant to fight on foot. In the battle of Mokra, just after crossing the border by the Germans, colonel Filipowski stopped an armored division attack.

He acted in accordance with the regulations.

Its worth to mention that close to the border with East Prussia, near Walewice, there was a skirmish between our and German cavalry. Our soldiers simply rolled over them. The commander of our division was Michael Gutowski - an excellent rider. After the war he settled in Canada. There he coached the Olympic representation of the country in horse riding. At the Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968, he won gold. Germany was ranked just behind the Canadian team. The German team was trained... by the officer of the above mentioned skirmish.

As for the origin of this stereotype and it's  spread.

The creation of this myth can be explained in several ways. - Polish cavalry was attacking German infantry and was surprised by tanks - a war correspondent went to the battlefield, where there were wrecks of tanks and dead horses and he concluded that the cavalry attacked the tanks. In fact, the commander of that cavalry launched a surprise attack on Germans who were outside of their machinery but the attack failed.

Perhaps the most vivid image of the September Campaign is a picture of a squadron of uhlans charging into a group of tanks. The fact that such an attack would be pure suicide and no sane leader would give such a stupid order does not reduce the popularity of this type of story, surprisingly, even among serious historians.

Damn ninja'd by Chmee

Edited by AcceleratorVector, 05 March 2013 - 02:04 PM.


Aerthryn #15 Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

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oh thanks guys, that's very interesting :)

edit: have read all that now, very interesting indeed, i've bookmarked the wiki page and +1'd both of you

Edited by Aerthryn, 05 March 2013 - 02:55 PM.


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On a side note, germans fielded horse mounted units too. My grandfather was in a mounted artillery platoon. They dragged their cannons by horse. Still got some photos of him and his horse with the rest of his unit behind somewhere.

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View PostAcceleratorVector, on 05 March 2013 - 02:01 PM, said:

Damn ninja'd by Chmee

:Smile_veryhappy:  sorry, your article was more extensive though. Accept one thumb up as an apology.

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View PostPzPionier, on 05 March 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

Might be shocking to most of you, but nazi monster soldiers were humans aswell ;D

Well, it would surprise most people these days, because they have been brainwashed to believe that all Germans were evil. In fact, very few German servicemen were actually members of the NSDAP, so calling them Nazis is as absurd as calling a U.S soldier a Democrat by default. But I guess it's easier to see them as monsters, as it makes killing them far more palletable.

View PostKyono, on 05 March 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

Just remember, the Germans treated their prisoners well. Rommel and his men refused to hand over Jewish prisoners, instead hiding them in with the rest of the prisoners so they were treated justly.

Whatever the German troops did wrong, the Japanese troops were 100 times worse.Edit: Neg repped? Says a lot about this community.

Correct. Neg rep neutralised.  

There were of course fanatics doing terrible things, unforunately there always are, but if you think we did not have them as well... then you're greatly mistaken. Many German soldiers were needlessly murdered while trying surrender to Allied fores, some after having surrendered, in contravention of the strict rules of war we were always harping on about. Funny how we can hold war crimes trials, but were committing the same crimes ourselves. Ah, but of course that's different, as it always is when the winning side decides what's right and wrong.  :Smile_sceptic:

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View PostAerthryn, on 05 March 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

maybe the assault donkey will be a polish tier 1? :D

Panzerfaust would be OP for tier 1. With that kind of firepower and camo, the Assault donkey would be more like a tier 5 or tier 6 turreted TD.

Barbellz #20 Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

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View PostHeinkle, on 05 March 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

The victor writes history. The Wehrmacht has received a lot of bad press, some justifiably, some unfairly.

So it goes.




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