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This Day in History: 21st January 1942


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Community #1 Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

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Take a look back at the events that occurred on this day during World War II.

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Desert_Fox_89 #2 Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

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Oh, my birthday was an important day :P

Rato_Black_Baron #3 Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:20 PM

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Article: "No one in the British command believed that the Afrika Korps would be on the retreat for long"

I disagree. Auchinleck thought that he had defeated Rommel, as turning point, pushing him from Tobruk to El Agheila in Dec 1941... Axis forces were "beginning to feel the strain" he said on 12 January 1942.

Article: "Instead of fortifying defences, they continued to push forward towards Tripoli"

 

Is like WoT after 5 kills, you go berserk for top gun, thinking you're invincible in that battle, and then... mistake.

 

Monty was much more careful, and Rommel very dangerous.


Edited by Rato_Black_Baron, 21 January 2014 - 10:08 PM.


Breadstick72 #4 Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:30 PM

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Crafty Rommel, he defiantly gave Monty a hard time!

Lorheem #5 Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

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"Erwin Rommel was one of World War II’s most prominent and respected commanders" that is not mentioned in our game at all.

 

Fixed it for you. Speking of most prominent and respected commanders no mention of Montgomery/Zhukov/Guderian either. :sad:



kurcevski #6 Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:04 PM

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I think its a well known fact, why Rommel or any other German commander isn't mentioned in the game..., Germany says so.

CountOfTuscany #7 Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:38 PM

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View Postkurcevski, on 21 January 2014 - 10:04 PM, said:

I think its a well known fact, why Rommel or any other German commander isn't mentioned in the game..., Germany says so.

 

I don't know Russian, USA or UK commanders named in the game. This game revolves more about tank commanders (and yeah, some German ones are missing).



VikingsBlood #8 Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:49 AM

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it was worth reading, well done :)

Lorheem #9 Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:43 AM

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View Postkurcevski, on 21 January 2014 - 10:04 PM, said:

I think its a well known fact, why Rommel or any other German commander isn't mentioned in the game..., Germany says so.

 

Germany says so?   

 

For decades after the war on the anniversary of his death, veterans of the Africa campaign, including former opponents, would gather at Rommel's tomb in Herrlingen.

He is the only member of the Third Reich establishment to have a museum dedicated to him. There is also a memorial site.

 

So much about Germany and German law having a problem with Erwin Rommel. Any other bright ideas?

 

Edit. Also Heinz Guderian conduct was investigated and no charges were brought.

 

 


Edited by Lorheem, 22 January 2014 - 03:49 AM.


_wielebny_ #10 Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:23 AM

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yeeee yeeeee   ....... when it was mentioned?   1 IX 1939 ?  

17 IX 1939-September 17, 1939, the Red Army without declaring war, invaded Poland

  9-8 IX 1939 ? From 9 to 18 September 1939 Bzura greatest battle fought during the Polish Defensive War in 1939.

On the night of 15 on September 16  1939 Malopolska weakened army smashed Hanoverian picked armored regiment SS "Germania", earning numerous military equipment and motor.



Vortex_1 #11 Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

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"... the Italians issued demands to Rommel to return, and refused to support the action..."

Are you sure?



Murphy1up #12 Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

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View Post_wielebny_, on 22 January 2014 - 08:23 AM, said:

yeeee yeeeee   ....... when it was mentioned?   1 IX 1939 ?  

17 IX 1939-September 17, 1939, the Red Army without declaring war, invaded Poland

  9-8 IX 1939 ? From 9 to 18 September 1939 Bzura greatest battle fought during the Polish Defensive War in 1939.

On the night of 15 on September 16  1939 Malopolska weakened army smashed Hanoverian picked armored regiment SS "Germania", earning numerous military equipment and motor.

 

Take a look back at the events that occurred on this day during World War II.

 

The "On this day" articles are something we have only started to do this year. It would be a bit pointless to write and article about what happened "on this day" and then write about an event in September.

There is various historical events that are significant to different countries for a variety of reasons. We won't always be able to write about each and every one.



bazdaris #13 Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

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My birthday Also !!! Nice ... xD

_wielebny_ #14 Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

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View PostEctar, on 22 January 2014 - 10:20 AM, said:

 

Take a look back at the events that occurred on this day during World War II.

 

The "On this day" articles are something we have only started to do this year. It would be a bit pointless to write and article about what happened "on this day" and then write about an event in September.

There is various historical events that are significant to different countries for a variety of reasons. We won't always be able to write about each and every one.


yeee yeeeeeee ...........Do you have posted in September what happened 1 IX 1939 ? Perhaps World War II might have taken a little different if not for the treacherous attack on Poland by the Soviet Union 17 September 1939 ...... The selective treatment of history. 

Learn the true story


Edited by _wielebny_, 22 January 2014 - 05:11 PM.





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