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Community #1 Posted 25 December 2014 - 12:33 PM

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The holidays were very different during war time! Take a look at our festive historical facts.

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h0rror #2 Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:02 PM

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ahahahahah "historical facts" 

got to love it. 

Not a single picture of German celebrating xmas

guess Hitler banned it. lmao lets see 

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GeorCa #3 Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:41 PM

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View Posth0rror, on 25 December 2014 - 01:02 PM, said:

ahahahahah "historical facts" 

got to love it. 

Not a single picture of German celebrating xmas

guess Hitler banned it. lmao lets see 

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We hope this assorted photo gallery of pictures and a collection of Holiday Facts will be a nice illustration of how Christmas was spent by the Allies during WWII. - you see Allies and as far as I remember German was Axis. And talking about historical accuracy - facts - what about Christmas in Dachau, Auschwitz.... I dont care how this b.... on this photography spent his Christmas time but I honor people who werent with their families and fight so I can be here and post this.

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TheKroo #4 Posted 25 December 2014 - 02:42 PM

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View Posth0rror, on 25 December 2014 - 01:02 PM, said:

ahahahahah "historical facts" 

got to love it. 

Not a single picture of German celebrating xmas

guess Hitler banned it. lmao lets see 

 

 

Hello,

 

Thank you for your feedback.

A few words from my side: Both The Challenger and myself are historians, and we try to portray history as interesting facts for you, without tampering with it, or taking sides.

We have never stayed shy from exploring different perspectives or views. An example to that if I may, we have had an article about Invasion of Normandy, published during its anniversary commemoration that looked at things from the German perspective: and that brought you Invasion of Normandy – The Guderian Reports. An article that dealt with facts, but also brought a new view on how Germans faced and dealt with the Normandy Landings.

 

 

As for the current article: we wanted to write something that would have a certain feel good factor. We wanted to write about people who endured hardships or were away from home, yet find it in their spirit to be festive.

 

As with every literary project, a subject and a time period must be chosen. Here we chose to write about the Allies, namely the British, and for the period we chose early war years.

 

I no way are we saying that the Germans did not celebrate the Holidays, we have simply chosen to follow a specific, more narrow literary subject.

If we were to expand it to the Axis, then it would be only fair to add the Italians as well, and for the Allies, the French, the Polish, Canadians and etc, to that effect we would get a very broad topic, and we felt like we wanted to go with something a bit more specific - for authenticity sake.

 

As for how Hitler celebrated Christmas: History should never be forgotten and should be our teacher, but if we have the choice, no need to always focus on the grim parts alone, and thus Hitler was left out. No doubt as meticulous as he was that he was very good at wrapping presents, but I would rather write about something that has some feel-good factor, and less Hitler :)



MadGunna #5 Posted 25 December 2014 - 02:53 PM

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We can always do with less Hitler. Well said Hunter1911.

Mr__Stagger__Lee #6 Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:01 PM

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I really love you take the time to write these small informative articles. Keep them coming in 2015.

 

Happy Holidays to you

Dennis



Ferlezh #7 Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:29 AM

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Just as Mr__Stagger__Lee wrote before me, keep writing this nice little articles. It's always fun to read some facts. :)

 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all



DatSuga #8 Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:45 AM

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View PostHunter1911, on 25 December 2014 - 01:42 PM, said:

As for the current article: we wanted to write something that would have a certain feel good factor. We wanted to write about people who endured hardships or were away from home, yet find it in their spirit to be festive.

 

As with every literary project, a subject and a time period must be chosen. Here we chose to write about the Allies, namely the British, and for the period we chose early war years.

 

2 of the 12 facts are about the British, 1 is about New York, the rest is about allied christmas. So "namely the british"? I think not!

 

 

"...of how Christmas was spent by the Allies during WWII."

 

Well to make it short: german community is very displeased with this article and that it seems you are ignoring the fact that axis soldiers were humans, too. They were away from home, too. And they were celebrating christmas, too! A good statement/explanation at this thread would be great. This article is a slap in the face for every Soldier from Germany, Japan, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Austria, Czech & Slovak Republic.


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The_Challenger #9 Posted 26 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

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View PostDatSuga, on 25 December 2014 - 11:45 PM, said:

 

2 of the 12 facts are about the British, 1 is about New York, the rest is about allied christmas. So "namely the british"? I think not!

 

 

"...of how Christmas was spent by the Allies during WWII."

 

Well to make it short: german community is very displeased with this article and that it seems you are ignoring the fact that axis soldiers were humans, too. They were away from home, too. And they were celebrating christmas, too! A good statement/explanation at this thread would be great. This article is a slap in the face for every Soldier from Germany, Japan, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Austria, Czech & Slovak Republic.

 

Did you even read what Hunter wrote above ! 

DatSuga #10 Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:48 PM

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Yeah i did...but even with this explanation in the english forum, there is still a lot of displeasure about this article in the german forum and we would be very pleased when u give a statement about your decision. I posted Hunters explanation there, but it's not the same.


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Tonyb1968 #11 Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:23 PM

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Well as we all know, 70 years ago it wasnt a good Christmas for the Allies with the Battle of the Bulge going on in the Ardennes Forest, definately a hardship for those caught up in Bastogne and other pockets of resistance.

 

Even after the war finished there was still rationing going on, the Christmas times back then are no where near the same as we see, getting an orange was the equivelant of a PS4 back then!

 

Anyway, nice facts guys :)



LCH98 #12 Posted 27 December 2014 - 01:52 AM

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Somewhat unrelated, but where can i find that story about the small truce in some cabin in the ardennes during the battle of the bulge?

It was something like: americans went into a house with civilians for a small stop and then some germans came in and they decided not to fight



tjarugadden #13 Posted 27 December 2014 - 05:30 AM

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The most famous Christmas truce appeared 1914, when allies and germans met at no mans land.

Here is the part that happened in ww2 http://unnamedharald...Christmas-Truce



LCH98 #14 Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:20 PM

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View Posttjarugadden, on 27 December 2014 - 05:30 AM, said:

The most famous Christmas truce appeared 1914, when allies and germans met at no mans land.

Here is the part that happened in ww2 http://unnamedharald...Christmas-Truce

 

Ah thank you. 

Totenkreuz #15 Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:39 PM

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Thank you for the interesting reading and those pictures are nice, and if I may ask? Where did you find those pictures?

Merry Christmas! (alittle late but hey, better late than never :) )



TMoP #16 Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:33 AM

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Strange that they hype ww2 when they say its not a ww2 game :P




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