Germany

  “They were radically different. The German was far more skilled than the Japanese. Most of the Japanese that we fought were not skilled men. Not skilled leaders. The German had a professional army. . . . The Japanese army was very much like ours in a sense. They had a small corps of officers […]

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On his way to power, there were many who suffered at the hands of his proxies and his insane lieges. Not surprisingly, some 130,000 dissident voices were extinguished by Adolph Hitler. It was the necessary antecedent to having competing security apparatuses fight to see who can be more ruthless and cruel. The SA and the […]

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World War II. The Numbers

September 10, 2012

  The thing about World War II that just fascinates me the most are the numbers involved. The sheer magnitude of the effort boggles the mind. The number who moved across the world to deadly bloody battle, the numbers who died, the numbers who survived, the numbers of POWS. That said, here are some more […]

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World War I Mortality Figures. 8.9 Million Dead.

July 6, 2012

  No two sources really quotes the same numbers. So these are rough median figures. Austria – Hungary   1,200,000 Belgium – 13,716 United Kingdom – 900,000 Bulgaria – 87,000 France – 1,375,000 Germany – 1,773,000 Greece – 5,000 Italy – 650,000 Japan – 300 Montenegro – 3,000 Portugal – 7,300 Romania – 335,000 Russia – […]

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More On The Allied Bombing Of Germany

November 23, 2010

Firestorm, the documentary is one of those gems you find on Netflix, the greatest movie distribution outlet ever. Firestorm was directed by Michawl Kloft and Kevin Brownlow, and it bravely tells the story of the bombing, and in particular, the firebombing of Germany by England and by the US from the points of view of […]

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The Rape Of Germany.

August 29, 2010

Stalin wanted the Russian Army to take Berlin by April 30th, 1945, in time for May 1st 1945, or the Mayday Celebration. The 150th Rifle Division of the Red Guards had come within a few hundred yards of the Reichstag and other government and administrative buildings. Smoke filled the air. Bodies rotted in the streets. […]

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The Gigantic German Heavy Tank. The K Wagen

August 17, 2010

Two of these behemoth prototype heavy tanks were built by Germany around 1917. Originally planned to weigh 165 tons, it was shortened and the prototypes weighed 120 tons. It was so big, nothing could carry it except a train or a ship and only then in pieces. It might have actually seen battle but the […]

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Gallipoli. The Cost Of Bad Planning.

July 22, 2010

  The Dardanelles Fleet The now much denigrated Mel Gibson starred in a movie about this campaign, not surprisingly called Gallipoli. The movie is great and it is also a good portrayal of the cost paid by young soldiers for making war that is poorly led, poorly planned, begun with poor intelligence and untried methods.  […]

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Dornier DO 31 VTOL Prototype, 1967

May 15, 2010

After WWII, tensions between Germany and the west continued with East Germany and West Germany, West Germany remained a part of NATO and East Germany remained Communist in the Warsaw Pact. Surprise air strikes worried war planners and so a plan was concocted to create VTOL aircraft that could take off from highways and soccer […]

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The Amazing Number Of Experimental Nazi Aircraft.

March 13, 2010

Related Posts:Great Article In The Wall Street Journal Asks The Big Questions About Flying.General “Lightnin” Joe Collins On How The Japanese And German Soldiers Differed In World War II.So Many Nations Capitulated To The Germans Early On, Hitler Was Itching For A Real Fight.The Bell P-59 Airacomet. It Saw Little Action But Taught Us Volumes.World […]

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The Astonishing Number Of Russian Casualties In WWII.

March 10, 2010

Stalingrad Soviet Soldiers Fire Back At Germans  .   When we talk about warfare we often have little to compare it with but Hollywood. But even Hollywood has barely depicted the the largest combat operation of all times: Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet union.  Sometimes what becomes a battle and what remains a […]

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