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Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu Nov 08 14:38:00
World war one ended. 16 million people dead.

For anyone interested I strongly recommend the Dan Carlin Hardcore history podcast series "Blue print for Armageddon", it's still free on iTunes.
TJ
Member
Thu Nov 08 14:51:44
http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/
jergul
large member
Thu Nov 08 15:02:22
Or Blackadder!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM

"We survived the great war of 1914-1917! Hurrah!"

Lulz.
jergul
large member
Thu Nov 08 15:02:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM
Paramount
Member
Thu Nov 08 15:05:11
Tomorrow is eighty years since the Kristallnacht.
jergul
large member
Thu Nov 08 15:05:19
You are 3 days off btw.
jergul
large member
Thu Nov 08 15:05:34
@nimi
Average Ameriacn
Member
Thu Nov 08 15:07:59
We won WW one.

USA USA USA
Rugian
Member
Thu Nov 08 16:04:33
And in related news, Macron is now gushing over Nazi collaborators. Scumbag.
jergul
large member
Thu Nov 08 18:42:25
Realpolitikk. Trump is gushing over Kfk folk. He used to give money to the democrats.

Drittsekk.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 09 00:17:18
I wonder, when will we start gushing over and forgiving the Nazis themselves? It seems like the natural progression as we run out of Nazi collaborators to forgive.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Nov 09 00:47:56

'Trump is gushing over KFC folk.'


(FIXED)



He gave money to Democrats because his business is in New York. It's called greasing the palm.



Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Nov 09 00:52:07

"Devil Dog is a motivational nickname for a U.S. Marine. It is said by US Marines to be based on the use of "Teufel Hunde" [sic][idiomatic German: "Höllenhunde", which exactly means "hells dogs"] by German soldiers to describe Marines fighting in World War I."


WIKI


Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Nov 09 01:05:34

The Germans always felt safe moving around the trenches and looking up over the top.

When the US Marines arrived they found out it was no longer safe to stick their heads up.


It took a while but they soon learned that each and every US Marine qualify on the shooting range each and every year.



Dukhat
Member
Fri Nov 09 02:07:39
It was a good war. So many white people died. Think about how many Trump and Le Pen and Brexit supporters they sired had they lived.

#whitegenocideisgood
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Nov 09 03:28:30

^^^ = Racist POS.

murder
Member
Fri Nov 09 12:30:11

"#whitegenocideisgood"

But #reallypalelatinos are OK, right? :o)

Sam Adams
Member
Fri Nov 09 12:55:32
Lol we broke cuckhat.


Anyway, back to the subject, i reccomend a book called castles of steel about the great battleships of england and germany. Jutland would have been so badass to watch.
Forwyn
Member
Fri Nov 09 13:10:17
"So many white people died."

"If looked at without breakdowns, the total Ottoman losses run almost as high as 25% of the population — approximately 5 million out of population of 21 million."

Worth
Rugian
Member
Fri Nov 09 13:11:48
Dukhat is gradually making me see the wisdom behind extreme emergency protective orders.

And when time travel tourism is invented, Jutlands definitely on my list of events to go to.
Rugian
Member
Fri Nov 09 13:12:02
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Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 09 13:30:57
>>Lol we broke cuckhat<<

To be honest, I think he was born like this.
Sam Adams
Member
Fri Nov 09 13:40:54
"And when time travel tourism is invented, Jutlands definitely on my list of events to go to."

Correct
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 09 14:13:48
As far as sea battles go, that was the last time two navies were so evenly matched, no? Nazi germany had no "navy", they had little assassin squadrons at sea, largely trying to (and failing to) avoid the RN. The Japanese navy was demolished at virtually every battle. And from then on, nothing even remotely close to that scale has happened again. I concur.
Forwyn
Member
Fri Nov 09 14:22:24
Coral Sea was the only time Japan was evenly matched.

Midway would probably be the only naval spanking worth watching. After that it was one-sided.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Nov 09 14:31:12
Yes, but also, the airplanes kinda ruined sea battles and the Pacific was the famous paradigm shit. Missiles launched from ships, from planes, taking off from ships. It sorta got out of hand, you could say.
Sam Adams
Member
Fri Nov 09 15:10:35
Germany was moderatly outclassed at Jutland once Jellicoe showed up with the main line of royal navy battleships.

The US and Japan in the pacific had some epic fights too but they there distant carrier fights, beyond visual range.

Ya, by world war 2 the german surface fleet was pretty pathetic. The bismarck episode was interesting but that was a single ship...

Jutland was certainly the largest fight where ships could see eachother.

Sam Adams
Member
Fri Nov 09 15:16:19
The RN put 37 modern battleships up against 21 for germany at Jutland. The main fleets only clashed for a few minutes before germany ran away but what a few minutes it was!

The lead elements of the german fleet said the entire horizon turned to fire and smoke, as they emerged from a fog bank and found the greatest concentration of firepower in history waiting for them.
Sam Adams
Member
Fri Nov 09 15:17:42
Counting both BBs and BCs as the same, as they were similar displacement.
Sam Adams
Member
Fri Nov 09 15:21:35
Imagine watching 33 battleships(3 british bcs were dead already and the mighty Warspite was suffering steering issues and unable to fire) all open up at once!
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