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2009-07-26 02:31:30 AM
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2009-07-26 02:34:16 AM
tedbundee: Falcon Hunter: Flying Lasagna Monster: MIguy: The biggest face palm on Fark is the assholes who bash people serving in the modern military but call veterans of WWI and WWII heroes. WTF is the difference?

One group consists of pampered pussies with gold-plated benefits that constantly need their ass kissed while picking on third world nations in protracted conflicts that they never actually win. The other group sucked mustard gas while fighting other first-world nations, enjoyed trench foot, got surgery without anesthetic, and most importantly, actually won their war. It's pretty clear cut to me.

(Why am I feeding this troll?!?!)

Soldiers follow orders.

If they are ordered to deploy in 'Third-World" protracted engagements, then they follow those orders or face reprimand.
I'll be happy when all the lib-tard anti-military wankers simply up and die. Serve or STFU in regards to those who do/did.

If you have an issue with people following orders, then perhaps you need to re-examine your understanding of the military.

And heroes.

/WTF?! Challenging DRAFTED Vets and VOLUNTEER Vets and current service men and women? Please DIAF.
//please?

So wait, because I did well in school and I got to go to college instead of being deployed in some sh*thole I should STFU about others who didn't make the greatest choices?



Never go full retard


You know, there was a time when our college graduates found it their duty to serve in the military.
 
2009-07-26 02:39:09 AM
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I know its a song about an Aussie getting maimed at Gallipoli, but is there a more mournful sound than Shane McGowan warbling at the end of the song, "waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, who'll go a-waltzing Matilda with me..."?

I like "Let's bury the hatchet in the Kaiser's head".
 
2009-07-26 02:43:34 AM
MIguy: Not a hero, he was just doing what he signed up for.

He didn't sign up for it. He was conscripted.
You would know this if you were literate.
 
2009-07-26 02:46:02 AM
Flying Lasagna Monster: stiletto_the_wise: Why don't we just have a "military" tag and be done with it? Does "military" always == HERO? What's next?

WWI vets are a little more deserving of the HERO tag than the veterans of our current wars. These days, every other soldier that has seen combat has PTSD, and receives medication and counseling to talk about their wittle hurt feewings, thus getting out of any further action. If a WWI soldier ever got "shell shock" he was just slapped across the face and told to snap out of it. And over the top of the trench he went once more.

/they don't make em like they used to.


They don't abuse 'em like they used to.

//It was BOLLOCKS.
 
2009-07-26 02:52:34 AM
God bless him. I was lucky enough to meet him last year, and while hard of hearing, he was as sharp as I could ever hope to be.
 
2009-07-26 03:03:02 AM
kb7rky: Your watch is ended, good sir...we'll take over from here.

Godspeed.


THIS. well said. Thank you.
 
2009-07-26 03:04:25 AM
Flying Lasagna Monster: MIguy: The biggest face palm on Fark is the assholes who bash people serving in the modern military but call veterans of WWI and WWII heroes. WTF is the difference?

One group consists of pampered pussies with gold-plated benefits that constantly need their ass kissed while picking on third world nations in protracted conflicts that they never actually win. The other group sucked mustard gas while fighting other first-world nations, enjoyed trench foot, got surgery without anesthetic, and most importantly, actually won their war. It's pretty clear cut to me.


I had the great honor to be present for this award ceremony Link (new window) What they don't tell you is that the only reason he got pulled off the turret was he passed out. The guy who put the tourniquet on then got on the 240. When they pulled cpl gustafson from the turret, he had to stop them and say "Wait, sergeant, my leg is still underneath the gunners seat."

/PTSD is quite real, as I learned when I accidentally dropped the lid to one of the weapons cleaning tanks
 
2009-07-26 03:06:31 AM
Gwendolyn: There is a RAF guy still kicking

Sadly not. Henry Allingham died just over a week ago. There is a solitary WWI vet left in Britain, ex Royal Navy.
 
2009-07-26 03:11:21 AM
tedbundee: Falcon Hunter: Flying Lasagna Monster: MIguy: The biggest face palm on Fark is the assholes who bash people serving in the modern military but call veterans of WWI and WWII heroes. WTF is the difference?

One group consists of pampered pussies with gold-plated benefits that constantly need their ass kissed while picking on third world nations in protracted conflicts that they never actually win. The other group sucked mustard gas while fighting other first-world nations, enjoyed trench foot, got surgery without anesthetic, and most importantly, actually won their war. It's pretty clear cut to me.

(Why am I feeding this troll?!?!)

Soldiers follow orders.

If they are ordered to deploy in 'Third-World" protracted engagements, then they follow those orders or face reprimand.
I'll be happy when all the lib-tard anti-military wankers simply up and die. Serve or STFU in regards to those who do/did.

If you have an issue with people following orders, then perhaps you need to re-examine your understanding of the military.

And heroes.

/WTF?! Challenging DRAFTED Vets and VOLUNTEER Vets and current service men and women? Please DIAF.
//please?

So wait, because I did well in school and I got to go to college instead of being deployed in some sh*thole I should STFU about others who didn't make the greatest choices?



Never go full retard


Hey, just so you know, I did very well in school, made a 99 on my asvab for christs sake, and I'm serving my country. And when I'm finished, I can say I accomplished something and get 4 years of my college paid for. It has its benefits.

/It may not be the "best" choice, from your standpoint, but I believe its the right one
//To be honest, if I could have gone back to before I signed up, I would have picked something other than infantry. What the hell was I thinking
 
2009-07-26 03:16:02 AM
I did 6 months in Bosnia as part of the UN peacekeeping force, and in that time I was involved in 16 engagements, one of which was Medak Pocket. Unlike most of you here, I can imagine what it must have been like for soldiers like Patch, fighting in the rain and the blood. I felt the same fear, the same frustration, the same anger and the same confusion. We didn't have air strikes or helicopter support, and most of the time we didn't even know who or where the enemy was.

Our job was to be diplomats, negotiators and peacekeepers, but sometimes we had to be soldiers. Sometimes we had to kill.

Like someone just said, soldiers follow orders. I didn't agree with everything we were told to do, or not do. There were times when my fellow peacekeepers and I had to stand by and watch human beings slaughter other human beings, and too many times because of politics and bullsh*t, we were not allowed to fire a single shot to defend the innocent. Like Patch, I can still hear them. I think I always will.

War is wrong. War is not glamorous or cool or exciting. War should be ended before war ends us. I did what I thought was right, and at the time I hoped that by serving in the military I could pay for my education. I never thought I would be sent to a war zone. The atrocities I bore witness to will haunt me for the rest of my life. Maybe when I'm 100 I can talk about it. Until then, I will keep my nightmares to myself.

And no, I won't go into any details, and no I won't tell you if I killed anyone. And as for any of you who judge, belittle or insult the military, and even those who claim to support it, you all have every right to speak your mind, and it doesn't bother me at all if you think I'm a robot or a killer or a hero, because none of you could ever possibly understand what being a soldier in a war zone is like.

Patch, you can rest now. Your job is finally done, your war is finally over. Mine still rages on in my head and in my heart, just like every other combat veteran in the world.

/saluting for the first time in 15 years
 
2009-07-26 03:26:48 AM
ignite ice: Seems like every god damn month there's a new "Last member of WW1" news article popping up.

yeah no shiat - I was about to say the very same thing
couldve sworn there was one last week in fact on Fark
 
2009-07-26 03:34:38 AM
Kellner21: Thank you, good sir, and goodnight. May you finally rest in peace, and spend it with those you love. FMS knows you deserve it.


what does a farkette have to do with WW1?
 
2009-07-26 03:36:20 AM
Private Dick: I did 6 months in Bosnia as part of the UN peacekeeping force, and in that time I was involved in 16 engagements, one of which was Medak Pocket. Unlike most of you here, I can imagine what it must have been like for soldiers like Patch, fighting in the rain and the blood. I felt the same fear, the same frustration, the same anger and the same confusion. We didn't have air strikes or helicopter support, and most of the time we didn't even know who or where the enemy was.

Our job was to be diplomats, negotiators and peacekeepers, but sometimes we had to be soldiers. Sometimes we had to kill.

Like someone just said, soldiers follow orders. I didn't agree with everything we were told to do, or not do. There were times when my fellow peacekeepers and I had to stand by and watch human beings slaughter other human beings, and too many times because of politics and bullsh*t, we were not allowed to fire a single shot to defend the innocent. Like Patch, I can still hear them. I think I always will.

War is wrong. War is not glamorous or cool or exciting. War should be ended before war ends us. I did what I thought was right, and at the time I hoped that by serving in the military I could pay for my education. I never thought I would be sent to a war zone. The atrocities I bore witness to will haunt me for the rest of my life. Maybe when I'm 100 I can talk about it. Until then, I will keep my nightmares to myself.

And no, I won't go into any details, and no I won't tell you if I killed anyone. And as for any of you who judge, belittle or insult the military, and even those who claim to support it, you all have every right to speak your mind, and it doesn't bother me at all if you think I'm a robot or a killer or a hero, because none of you could ever possibly understand what being a soldier in a war zone is like.

Patch, you can rest now. Your job is finally done, your war is finally over. Mine still rages on in my head and in my heart, just like every other combat veteran in the world.

/saluting for the first time in 15 years


Thank you for your service, and I will lift a drink to what brought you back. Civilians can never understand what war of any kind is like, whereas Veterans have seen both, but don't always get to choose.
 
2009-07-26 03:39:28 AM
And with that, one of the last living links to the War to End All Wars fades away. Inevitably the memory of that struggle will fade with time only to be remembered in history books and monuments.

Rest in peace, hero.
/salute
 
2009-07-26 03:43:42 AM
stiletto_the_wise: kb7rky: Better yet, how about you tell the men and women returning from Iraq, or Afghanistan, that they aren't heroes?

I'd lay odds you'll have your ass handed to you in the time it takes to blow a fart out your overprotected ass.

So, they'll show me that might makes right? Heroic indeed.


right? probably not but...would feel good to make you cry like a little girl
 
2009-07-26 03:48:11 AM
Private Dick: I did 6 months in Bosnia as part of the UN peacekeeping force, and in that time I was involved in 16 engagements, one of which was Medak Pocket. Unlike most of you here, I can imagine what it must have been like for soldiers like Patch, fighting in the rain and the blood. I felt the same fear, the same frustration, the same anger and the same confusion. We didn't have air strikes or helicopter support, and most of the time we didn't even know who or where the enemy was.

Our job was to be diplomats, negotiators and peacekeepers, but sometimes we had to be soldiers. Sometimes we had to kill.

Like someone just said, soldiers follow orders. I didn't agree with everything we were told to do, or not do. There were times when my fellow peacekeepers and I had to stand by and watch human beings slaughter other human beings, and too many times because of politics and bullsh*t, we were not allowed to fire a single shot to defend the innocent. Like Patch, I can still hear them. I think I always will.

War is wrong. War is not glamorous or cool or exciting. War should be ended before war ends us. I did what I thought was right, and at the time I hoped that by serving in the military I could pay for my education. I never thought I would be sent to a war zone. The atrocities I bore witness to will haunt me for the rest of my life. Maybe when I'm 100 I can talk about it. Until then, I will keep my nightmares to myself.

And no, I won't go into any details, and no I won't tell you if I killed anyone. And as for any of you who judge, belittle or insult the military, and even those who claim to support it, you all have every right to speak your mind, and it doesn't bother me at all if you think I'm a robot or a killer or a hero, because none of you could ever possibly understand what being a soldier in a war zone is like.

Patch, you can rest now. Your job is finally done, your war is finally over. Mine still rages on in my head and in my heart, just like every other combat veteran in the world.

/saluting for the first time in 15 years


At the risk of falling for NavalAviator, thanks for your service. All our soldiers, the ones we now merit with "big brass balls" comments, have seen things that civilians will rarely see. Those things cannot be unseen, and are a stain upon the soul.
 
2009-07-26 03:53:19 AM
thirdangletheory: And with that, one of the last living links to the War to End All Wars fades away. Inevitably the memory of that struggle will fade with time only to be remembered in history books and monuments.

Rest in peace, hero.
/salute


A few years ago, my father, born in 1939, told me stories about his grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He said the stories that he heard as a small boy he regarded as the talk of an old man, and only later did he see in history books the stuff his grandpa talked about.

Then he said, sadly, "it's hard to imagine, but for the present generation of kids, WWII is that far away."
 
2009-07-26 03:59:05 AM
Fano: thirdangletheory: And with that, one of the last living links to the War to End All Wars fades away. Inevitably the memory of that struggle will fade with time only to be remembered in history books and monuments.

Rest in peace, hero.
/salute

A few years ago, my father, born in 1939, told me stories about his grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He said the stories that he heard as a small boy he regarded as the talk of an old man, and only later did he see in history books the stuff his grandpa talked about.

Then he said, sadly, "it's hard to imagine, but for the present generation of kids, WWII is that far away."


Trust me, Call of Duty will NEVER let WW2 go. Kids will know about it, but probably the wrong way.

/Not nearly as easy to stop a bayonet as the game makes it look
//In all seriousness, I have a feeling that we will remember, but it will be through rose tinted glasses and with a sense of detachment, inhumanity
///We will remember the best parts and ignore the worst
////Spanish-American War, I'm looking at you
 
2009-07-26 04:27:59 AM
at80eighty: ignite ice: Seems like every god damn month there's a new "Last member of WW1" news article popping up.

yeah no shiat - I was about to say the very same thing
couldve sworn there was one last week in fact on Fark


There are probably as many WWI 'lasts' as NASA claims 'firsts' (first monkey in space, first man in space, first woman in space, first teacher in space, first African-American in space, first African-American woman in space, etc).

There was the last WWI soldier who saw combat, the last soldier who was overseas but wasn't in combat, the last soldier who was in the military during WWI but never deployed overseas, and so forth.
 
2009-07-26 04:28:03 AM
nubzers: Fano: thirdangletheory: And with that, one of the last living links to the War to End All Wars fades away. Inevitably the memory of that struggle will fade with time only to be remembered in history books and monuments.

Rest in peace, hero.
/salute

A few years ago, my father, born in 1939, told me stories about his grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He said the stories that he heard as a small boy he regarded as the talk of an old man, and only later did he see in history books the stuff his grandpa talked about.

Then he said, sadly, "it's hard to imagine, but for the present generation of kids, WWII is that far away."

Trust me, Call of Duty will NEVER let WW2 go. Kids will know about it, but probably the wrong way.

/Not nearly as easy to stop a bayonet as the game makes it look
//In all seriousness, I have a feeling that we will remember, but it will be through rose tinted glasses and with a sense of detachment, inhumanity
///We will remember the best parts and ignore the worst
////Spanish-American War, I'm looking at you

I wish there was a WWI FPS line - I loved Red Baron

I dodged mentioning WWII wargames because, keep in mind, kids in those days played "johnny vs. reb" games so there was similar notion keeping an ancient battle in mind.

Hell, I grew up with the "TimeLife Books" about WWI
 
2009-07-26 04:44:06 AM
@ MIGUY

"Not a hero, he was just doing what he signed up for."

I've not read through this thread but I'm sure someone must have picked up on this...He didn't "Sign up" for anything, he was conscripted. When the big one comes and I demand that you crawl through barb wire fencing in swirling mist with the wiff of Mustard Gas on the breeze whilst the rifle rounds and shells cut down your comrades then I'll call you a hero, until then you probably need to STFU and do some reading before coming on here and demonstrating your ignorance.
 
2009-07-26 05:03:51 AM
I'm a little surprised no one has posted this yet. (pops)
 
2009-07-26 05:09:01 AM
Had just finished reading The Last Fighting Tommy when I heard about his death.
Living in a town that he had been stationed in and being able to take a look at the places he'd been makes it seem a little more real to me.
I'm normally completely uninterested in anything war related, but by the Gods if they had taught me about Harry Patch when I was in history class I would have paid more attention.
So totally in awe of everything he went through.

Rest in peace, hero
 
2009-07-26 05:10:59 AM
Rock on Gordinho!!!

I have a WWII BAR man that drifts into my pub every day.
I care for him mucho!!!
He is a real hero to me.

/sad frail old man, have a drink on me :*(
 
2009-07-26 05:30:50 AM
My two cents on the PTSD thing. Every soldier reacts to combat differently. One soliders could be in a small fire fight that can fark him up for life, and another soldier can have several combat tours as infantry in the 10th MTN, 82nd or 2/1 BCT and be fine as the day he oe she went in. Bottom line, every experience is different.

As for Flying Lasagna Monster I hope you never encounter war, therefore be grateful that there are people that volunteer to serve our country. Would you rather be drafted? Second, your comparison of WWI to modern day warfare clearly demontrates your "vast" knowledge of combat. I witnessed my best friend die of an IED in Iraq, and what happened to him, his gunner, the female marine that was with him could be easily compared with bodies ripped apart by shrapnel or explosive force in any war.

Finally, take the time to actually read the US Constitution. We don't decide on where and when to fight wars, your elected politicians do.
 
2009-07-26 05:47:34 AM
I'm sure Flying Lasagna Monster rocks World of Warcraft and can teach us veterans a thing or two about war.
 
2009-07-26 05:58:52 AM
Fano:

A few years ago, my father, born in 1939, told me stories about his grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He said the stories that he heard as a small boy he regarded as the talk of an old man, and only later did he see in history books the stuff his grandpa talked about.

Then he said, sadly, "it's hard to imagine, but for the present generation of kids, WWII is that far away."


It blows your mind being able to hear about such a formative event like that. My father is a Vietnam veteran who worked in a triage unit, and only just now he's beginning to talk about his experiences there. I think it's important that we, as following generations, remember these stories and pass them along.
 
2009-07-26 06:49:26 AM
Alien Robot: There are probably as many WWI 'lasts' as NASA claims 'firsts' (first monkey in space, first man in space, first woman in space, first teacher in space, first African-American in space, first African-American woman in space, etc).

There was the last WWI soldier who saw combat, the last soldier who was overseas but wasn't in combat, the last soldier who was in the military during WWI but never deployed overseas, and so forth.


true. just remembered that the last one was a WW1 vet associated with the RAF founders
 
2009-07-26 06:58:28 AM
You know who else was a WW1 vet?
 
2009-07-26 07:06:52 AM
Gwendolyn: holiday_inn_in_cambodia: We took a field trip to an amusement park when I was 15.

THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA.

My high school history teacher was Jeff Wert. He took us to Gettysburg so many times I could write a book myself on the subject.

By 11th grade, he taught all the AP History classes 10th-12th in the school, we decided to see if there was a day when he didn't make a Civil War reference. The least he would do was three in a one hour class.


That's my dad. We like to say that all roads lead to Korea with him. No subject can't be made better by integrating some Korean War history. The weather, your new puppy, and even your Honda's front wheel alignment are all the perfect segue to the minutia of the conflict in Korea. He is also fond of talking about World War II, cars, planes and weapons. At least he reads alot - it keeps his material fresh. He's a bowler, too. "Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shiat about the rules? Mark it zero!"
 
2009-07-26 07:25:03 AM
Ready_Cents: You know who else was a WW1 vet?

Hehehe.
 
2009-07-26 07:33:56 AM
http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/

Best documentary on WWI I ever saw. Easily on par with Ken Burns Civil War series. The only difference was I think PBS only ran the Great War one time.

Never been released on DVD to my knowledge, and I think the VHS copies are rare and OOP and hard to get your hands on.

I took this series out at my local library a few years ago to rewatch it, and it was every bit as good as I remembered.

Check it out if you ever get a chance.
 
2009-07-26 07:53:06 AM
rumpleteaser: Gwendolyn: holiday_inn_in_cambodia: We took a field trip to an amusement park when I was 15.

THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA.

My high school history teacher was Jeff Wert. He took us to Gettysburg so many times I could write a book myself on the subject.

By 11th grade, he taught all the AP History classes 10th-12th in the school, we decided to see if there was a day when he didn't make a Civil War reference. The least he would do was three in a one hour class.

That's my dad. We like to say that all roads lead to Korea with him. No subject can't be made better by integrating some Korean War history.


LOL Exactly. It could be a lecture on the Manga Carta or President Bush (the first one) and he'd go off into a 20 minute civil war story. One thing I'll say for him it was never a dull class.

Mr. Wert's books. (new window) The one about Mosby's rangers was made into a tv pilot but was never picked up.
 
2009-07-26 08:26:23 AM
MIguy: Not a hero, he was just doing what he signed up for.

Sigh. There's always one and here he is.
 
2009-07-26 08:26:24 AM
vertiaset: That war destroyed the cream of European manhood. It has taken four generations to recover, with of course that little hiccup between '39 and '45.

It took a special kind of courage to go "over the top".

All respect to the last of these brave men.


www.radiotimes.com
 
2009-07-26 08:38:40 AM
Call me when the last Austro-Hungarian veteran of WWI dies. They were the real heroes.

British, not so much . They were the Nazis of WWI.
 
2009-07-26 08:48:22 AM
stiletto_the_wise: Why don't we just have a "military" tag and be done with it? Does "military" always == HERO? What's next?

Army vet takes a dump at the Giants game

Ex-Marine in Tuscon announces he quit smoking

Studies show soldiers play video games when not on duty


villagethinker.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-07-26 08:49:57 AM
Mr. Wert's books. (new window) The one about Mosby's rangers was made into a tv pilot but was never picked up.

Damn. My dad never wrote a book - what a loser.
 
2009-07-26 08:53:20 AM
r1niceboy: I'm from Scotland, and every Scottish kid gets a sound grounding in WWI history. Hell, that teaching spawned the band Franz Ferdinand.

My HS history teacher was a bit nuts. When we started on WWII he walked into the room wearing a WW!! Nazi uniform and recited - in German - one of Hilter's speeches. It was shocking, he was yelling and had most of the manners down. Pretty bizarre but it go the point across. Now you wouldn't see that at all.
 
2009-07-26 08:55:15 AM
Broz_Tito: Call me when the last Austro-Hungarian veteran of WWI dies. They were the real heroes.

British, not so much . They were the Nazis of WWI.


Call me when the last Italian WWI vets dies, they were the wily-nilly side switching Italians of WWII....oh wait.
 
2009-07-26 09:24:45 AM
i78.photobucket.com

To the dead: A warrior comes....
 
2009-07-26 09:27:19 AM
Flying Lasagna Monster: MIguy: The biggest face palm on Fark is the assholes who bash people serving in the modern military but call veterans of WWI and WWII heroes. WTF is the difference?

One group consists of pampered pussies with gold-plated benefits that constantly need their ass kissed while picking on third world nations in protracted conflicts that they never actually win. The other group sucked mustard gas while fighting other first-world nations, enjoyed trench foot, got surgery without anesthetic, and most importantly, actually won their war. It's pretty clear cut to me.


Welcome to my killfile.
 
2009-07-26 09:49:01 AM
So, not trying to thread jack at all but any of you ww2 buffs/historians?

I did a stint as a archiver for a guy in my town who collected ww2 photos. Anyways we went to estate auction of a ww2 vet and found a box of photos. And they are amazing. Would it be cool to post a few, I know its not ww1 but I have never shown these to anyone.
 
2009-07-26 09:57:48 AM
I think the Germans had the right idea in WWI: exterminate the British.

If nothing else, it would make the internet usable again if all the snarky UK posters died tomorrow.
 
2009-07-26 10:00:04 AM
Falcon Hunter: I'll be happy when all the lib-tard anti-military wankers simply up and die. Serve or STFU in regards to those who do/did.

Don't lump the rest of us libtards in with that moron. As for "serve or STFU," not everyone can or should be in the military. Around 1% of the US population serve in the military. Think of the size of the military budget. How much greater would it be if we doubled the number of personnel to 2%?

Despite what several people seem to believe, the military (even the Army!) is pretty selective -- not only on a physical level, but on a mental and psychological one as well. Can we please put down the myth of "joining the Army because you don't have any other options?"

But let's also put down the myth of having to serve in order to be considered a patriotic American, have a sense of duty, or have an opinion that can be taken seriously. Imagine if other professions did that. Your opinion is invalid because you're not a bus driver. Would anyone seriously entertain such a concept?
 
2009-07-26 10:07:18 AM
DFWPhotoGuy: So, not trying to thread jack at all but any of you ww2 buffs/historians?

I did a stint as a archiver for a guy in my town who collected ww2 photos. Anyways we went to estate auction of a ww2 vet and found a box of photos. And they are amazing. Would it be cool to post a few, I know its not ww1 but I have never shown these to anyone.


Post 'em.


/Also : Axis forum, feldgrau...
 
2009-07-26 10:08:52 AM
Came in to hear the whining about supposed misuse of the 'Hero' tag.

Leaving with the cries of those who can never understand echoing behind me.

/goodnight, sir
 
2009-07-26 10:12:23 AM
/salute
 
2009-07-26 10:16:09 AM
Here are a few - the ones I have look to cover north africa mainly. Im uploading a churchhill one right now...

damnit - file to large to display..here is a linky

Link (new window) Destroyed Nazi Bomber with RAF hanging out

Link (new window)I think RAF officers lounge


Link (new window) Ariel shot of line of RAF planes taking off in the desert - clouds of dust behind them - pretty damn cool
 
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