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Community #1 Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:50 PM

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Get into the festive spirit with a true story of seasonal goings on during World War II.

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dice3000 #2 Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

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Poor Hermann...

Venom_SW #3 Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:01 PM

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Excellent and very warming story :]

_Wolf_LV_ #4 Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:32 PM

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In Latvia we had battle in x-mas too it very bloody battle for bought of sides (Latvians / Germans) and this battle was in world war I and world war II. If u want to know more google it. :blinky:

Ripian #5 Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

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Excellent of Wargaming to post a story like this. This is what life is realy about.

Kontranavoj #6 Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

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Excelent, touching and edifying story.

 

I would like to read more stories like this on WG site

 

Good job



TheKroo #7 Posted 26 December 2013 - 08:55 PM

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View PostKontranavoj, on 26 December 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

Excelent, touching and edifying story.

 

I would like to read more stories like this on WG site

 

Good job

 

Yes, the story does tell a nice message and edification.

I am glad you guys are happy with us sharing it with you :)

 

 

 



shadowhawk27 #8 Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

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Thank you WG, thank you.

BigMac1969_3 #9 Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:09 PM

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Edited by RangerZz, 26 December 2013 - 10:14 PM.


Gromovnik_sa_katanom #10 Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

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Thank you for this story WarGaming, thank you a lot. This shows that even in war, in midst of all the blood, gunfire and death, humanity and mutual respect exists.

Edited by Gromovnik_sa_katanom, 26 December 2013 - 10:26 PM.


darthvader9714 #11 Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

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wow.....

Kataganian #12 Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:31 PM

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Thank you, really nice story :blinky:

laceleste #13 Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:38 AM

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A story with a great moral.

In the future let's hope all wars will be decided playing e-sports, not mankind killing itself.
 



muff99 #14 Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:07 AM

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Being from that area (and often riding my bike through Hürtgenwald and the surrounding Eifel villages), I'm glad to hear a nice story from there. They still pull out dead bodies and weapons from there once in a while. There is also a nazi ordensburg there in Vogelsang ... which all in all creates a somehow dark atmosphere. I'm pretty sure there are more of these kind of stories from there, but we usually don't get to hear them.

Edited by muff99, 27 December 2013 - 01:07 AM.


The_Challenger #15 Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

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View Postlaceleste, on 26 December 2013 - 11:38 PM, said:

A story with a great moral.

In the future let's hope all wars will be decided playing e-sports, not mankind killing itself.
 

 

I'll drink to that.



CrniVrag #16 Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:56 AM

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View PostThe_Challenger, on 27 December 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

 

I'll drink to that.

 

Oh steel loving brothers let us all drink with the Challenger for a brighter future (and less snow pretty please). :teethhappy:



CaRRioUS #17 Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:41 AM

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This really sucks but i just have to get it out of my mind somehow.

 

Am I the only one who thinks these miracle stories are just another proof of how stupid humans are. We constantly repeat the same stupid mistakes, in worst case we end up killing each other.

And in the end we look back and instead of avoiding such things (war in general) we end up looking at these little events (more or less effecting just a group of people not whole countries) and think how cute, brave, courageous ...(insert all the good praises)... they were.

 

And on the story itself.

I too find it heartwarming but I think fatigue of these men was the scale tipping force. (Mothers objective at the time was most likely to get out of this situation alive with her son. And if you stand in an open field with machine guns pointing at you you might as well try the tough approach)

 

This being said I thank the WG for looking up the story.



baba_ti97 #18 Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:18 AM

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Good one WG i would really like to read more stories like this. :smile:
Please find moar stories and write em here. Thx. 


SchurkjeBoefje #19 Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:41 AM

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That was an interesting article.

 

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I seem to have some dust particles in my eyes. 


Edited by SchurkjeBoefje, 27 December 2013 - 05:41 AM.


UltimateVarro #20 Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:01 AM

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View PostCrniVrag, on 27 December 2013 - 01:56 AM, said:

 

Oh steel loving brothers let us all drink with the Challenger for a brighter future (and less snow pretty please). :teethhappy:

 

I'd like to see more snow .. over here in the northern part of Bavaria we have no snow at all ..






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