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(London Times)   Divers find Hitler's aircraft carrier. French navy surrenders   ( timesonline.co.uk) divider line
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2006-07-27 02:07:28 PM  
[image from fox.com too old to be available]

No word on Hitler's canoe??
 
2006-07-27 02:18:01 PM  
i will taunt you a second time-uh
 
2006-07-27 02:18:16 PM  
What about Hitler's mezuzah?
 
2006-07-27 02:18:56 PM  
'38 to '45 without any service?

Sounds like U.S. politicians during 'Nam before they sink to, well, politics.
 
2006-07-27 02:20:10 PM  
Thread Godwinned by Submitter?

/nonsense
 
2006-07-27 02:20:47 PM  
HAH!

Very good headline!
 
zz9
2006-07-27 02:20:47 PM  
'38 to '45 without any service?

The article hinted at the reason, internal politics meant that Germany had no aircraft that could fly off the ship.

D'oh!
 
2006-07-27 02:20:48 PM  
This would be amazing to see raised, wonder if it`s possible?
 
2006-07-27 02:20:54 PM  
wait - i thought the Graf Zeppelin was a dirigible.

am i missing some kind of meta-humor here?
 
2006-07-27 02:21:09 PM  
But what about... HIS BRAIN?!?!
 
2006-07-27 02:21:35 PM  
"French fill-in-the-blank surrenders"... it's too funny! Help help, I'm laughing myself to death.
 
2006-07-27 02:21:53 PM  
Titanic 2?
 
2006-07-27 02:22:28 PM  
Graf Zeppelin was both a dirigible and an aircraft carrier.

Kind of like how we have the Enterprise aircraft carrier, and Enterprise space shuttle.
 
zz9
2006-07-27 02:22:53 PM  
And according to the map in TFA it was scuttled about fifty miles inland....
 
2006-07-27 02:22:55 PM  
"For more than half a century the location of the huge vessel was kept secret by the Soviet authorities. "

WTF is it with Russia/USSR and their farking paranoid secrecy about every damn thing?

\Secretly thinks they know about JFK
\\Still mad at them for their (attempted) protecting of Saddam
\\\Russia and China is why we still need better military equipment like F-22 and JSF
 
2006-07-27 02:23:37 PM  
Zylon: But what about... HIS BRAIN?!?!


Prof. Farnsworth put it into a shark didn`t he? ;)
 
2006-07-27 02:25:06 PM  
Titanic 2?
:The French surrender
 
2006-07-27 02:25:12 PM  
Danzig! The Free City!

Nice headline submitter!
 
2006-07-27 02:26:30 PM  
Fisch: Titanic 2?
:The French surrender


Titanic 2:Electric boogaloo

meh would have ended up sunk.
 
2006-07-27 02:27:17 PM  
Peter Weller movie comes to mind as an explanation of the Soviet secrecy around the wreck.

Any Farkers think they can guess the film?
 
2006-07-27 02:32:04 PM  
El-Rushbo: \Secretly thinks they know about JFK


That he was president? Or that Marylin swallowed his man chowder?
 
2006-07-27 02:32:12 PM  
[image from monty-pythons.com too old to be available]

No no no, Mr. Hilter, you've got it all wrong!
 
2006-07-27 02:33:47 PM  
Titanic 2
Dead Mans Chest
 
2006-07-27 02:34:06 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER: That he was president? Or that Marylin swallowed his man chowder?

Methinks she spit... just seemed like one of those gals.

I betcha she played in the mud though. Surely the ruskies would keep that secret from us.
 
2006-07-27 02:34:27 PM  
I never tire of the "France Surrenders" cliche. I think it's pure comedy gold and every thread with that phrase in the headline ought to be greenlit immediately.

/"In case you can't tell, i'm being sarcastic." Homer J. Simpson
 
2006-07-27 02:35:04 PM  
Hunt for red october?
 
2006-07-27 02:35:55 PM  
Titanic 2: Snakes on a Ship
 
2006-07-27 02:36:50 PM  
El-Rushbo: WTF is it with Russia/USSR and their farking paranoid secrecy about every damn thing?

Well, when your cultural heritage involves near-constant plunderings by (among others) the Mongols, the Swedes, the Germans (3 times), the Turks, Napolean, you get a little touchy. Add in the fact that Stalin set up a self-sustaining system of institutionalized paranoia, and this is the result.
 
2006-07-27 02:37:12 PM  
The reason the ship never got into service is that it was never completed. I think by 1942-3 it was a floating log storage warehouse at the shipyard. They had plenty of planes to put in it's carrier air group, a hook and folding-wing variant of the Ju-87 dive bomber and the Me-109 respectivly. But I always thought the Reds were hauling the ship back to Russia to be completed and it sank in a storm.
 
2006-07-27 02:38:03 PM  
France has a navy?

/who knew...
 
2006-07-27 02:38:07 PM  
Titanic 2
:Speed Control

/Sandra Bullock not laughing
 
2006-07-27 02:39:22 PM  
Movie Hint: Don't drink any recovered Vodka.
 
2006-07-27 02:39:29 PM  
I want to build an aircraft carrier for ultralights.

How hard could that possibly be?

[image from earlyaviator.com too old to be available]

[image from chevaliertheater.com too old to be available]

And who remembers Frank Sinatra's classic "Assault on a Queen"? THAT should be remade.
 
2006-07-27 02:39:34 PM  
The Russkies kept the location secret because examination of the torpedo/bomb hits could have revealed info about the size, type and efficacy of the explosive weapons they used during target practice. Once it was classified, it simply wasn't unclassified.
 
2006-07-27 02:39:41 PM  
El-Rushbo: Peter Weller movie comes to mind as an explanation of the Soviet secrecy around the wreck.

Definately Buckaroo Bonzai. The Soviets were worried that the wreck was full of red lectroids. Or the black lectroids were gonna nuke Smolensk. Or something.

/Blue Blaze Irregular #237
//or is it Blue Blazer Regular?
 
2006-07-27 02:44:02 PM  
Nice of the Germans to provide portholes for the sailors of the Kriegsmarine:
[image from maritimequest.com too old to be available]
 
2006-07-27 02:44:48 PM  
stvdallas: France has a navy?

Their Navy isn't that bad. Not on par with the U.S. (nobody is) or Britain (best training in the world) but still pretty good.

Course, their one nuclear carrier is kind of a joke, what with the propellers breaking and the deck being too short for some aircraft...

[image from upload.wikimedia.org too old to be available]
 
2006-07-27 02:45:58 PM  
Did they find Hitler's cock?

/hidden under a rock
 
2006-07-27 02:46:23 PM  
Fark Lord of the Sith
Good answer.
 
2006-07-27 02:48:06 PM  
Manhigh

and it will be series of starships based on the NX, Constitution, Galaxy and Soverign classes.

/Kaaahhnn!
 
2006-07-27 02:51:19 PM  
I did not know divers were used for oil exploration. Figured there was some sort of hi-tech equipment for this.

"We were carrying out soundings for possible oil exploration," Krzysztof Grabowski, of the Petrobaltic exploration group, said. "
 
2006-07-27 02:53:45 PM  
Well, when your cultural heritage involves near-constant plunderings by (among others) the Mongols, the Swedes, the Germans (3 times), the Turks, Napolean, you get a little touchy.

Pfff, it's not like Russia has ever been a particularly peaceful nation herself.
 
2006-07-27 02:54:39 PM  
this is gonna mess up the OOB for HoI2
\holla
 
2006-07-27 02:55:59 PM  
French Navy Surrenders....

this is at least the 50th time I have seen the "French Surrender" tag, I still laugh. It's just that damn funny.

It makes me want to creat a news story just for the tag.

3 rabid dogs attack elderly women near the Seinne, the French Surrender to their new dog overlords.

Locust invade the Alsace-Lorraine. French biologist prepare surrender.

Avian flues cross over into Western Europe to which French Medical professionals immediately offer terms of surrender.


Just too damn funny.
 
2006-07-27 02:56:07 PM  
This thread was Godwin'd without a chance to fight back.
 
2006-07-27 02:57:50 PM  
The real question is, does this thread classify as an automatic Godwin? Godwinned before the Boobies?
 
2006-07-27 03:00:30 PM  
jackc126

Yeah, but these were Polish oil explorers. To them "soundings" is when you hit the ocean floor with a hammer.
 
2006-07-27 03:00:37 PM  
chechcal: Their Navy isn't that bad. Not on par with the U.S. (nobody is) or Britain (best training in the world) but still pretty good.


I'll see your US Navy and raise you one Japanese Defense Fleet.
 
2006-07-27 03:00:58 PM  
wh0mprat

And who remembers Frank Sinatra's classic "Assault on a Queen"? THAT should be remade.


It was, as "The Crying Game".
 
2006-07-27 03:01:28 PM  
Do any of you actually know what Godwin's Law IS?
 
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