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  1. This simulation isn't a "hop & pop"....and it isn't playable on PS or Xbox....limited demographic....have to work with that...tough sell...
  2. XOOM - Happy Birthday~!
  3. ..or a written transcript/AAR
  4. I applied for Windhund last night - but one of there members told me to "get lost".... I may suck...but If there is a squad out there that really helps players want to make a difference and improve their game (especially my LW skills)....I'll ber there 100%)....oh well....still the lone wolf...
  5. DITTO... Lone-wolf here....trying to find a US squad that will train and help this LW wannabe.... ready to hang-up the lone wolf title...
  6. http://englishrussia.com/?p=2239 "Such photos always fascinate me. I mean the color photos from the past, the older the better. These ones is no exception. We got used to see only black and white photos from the World War 2 - the color photography was very expensive at that times and actually was not widely implemented, and especially usually nobody took the expensive equipment to the battlefront. Still there are some color photos from the times where our grandfathers were young, like 70 years ago."
  7. Saw this website - how politically incorrect it would be today...how times have changed ... link is bad - oh, well..hope you get the point - what won the war in WWII couldnt be won today IMO..would be an interesting thread here if you were to post WWII pics of examples of what won the war in '02 that would not be acceptable and be un PC today in Iraq and Afag... "War without mercy" waged in the Pacific: This photograph was taken on Tulagi, near Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, in July 1943. Admiral William "Bull" Halsey commanded the South Pacific Area at that time. He galvanized the tired ground and naval American forces fighting in the Solomons, and led them to the signal victory at Guadalcanal. Halsey was unconventional, but his full-blooded hatred of the Japanese was not. The Pacific conflict has been called a "war without mercy." Allied troops' ruthlessness was prompted by prewar racism and personal experience of the extraordinary viciousness of their opponents. In the next section, see a detailed timeline of key World War II events during the first half of July 1943.
  8. Read wartime memories written by the public I'd like to bring your attention to a website from the BBC: WW2 People's War http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/ As quoted from the website: "The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. This archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images is the result." Please check it out - it's a priceless treasure trove of first-person experiences from the the civilians who lived it.
  9. Found a great on-line true story about an American GI's experience in Germany during WWII. Not sure if it's been posted here before - but it's an excellent read (lots of pics are included!): World War II Story by Robert F. Gallagher "Scratch One Messerschmitt" (400 pages and 200 photos ) http://www.gallagher.com/ww2/index.html
  10. What if Hitler was killed in WWI??? ****er put us back 1000 years and not to mention our loved ones who we will never know.
  11. Another issue (actually not an 'issue') - is a special effects setting. Around when 1.29 or 1.28 came online (cant remember which) - I noticed that when planes where flaming in the sky at night and flying overhead - it really looked kewl - like a comet on fire - with flaming smoke and fire - while still maneuvoring around... Problem is - i jacked up my settings (which in hindsight, I didnt need as my system can handle the graphics) - I can no longer get those smoke and flaming effects. Is there a way to get them back? What settings changes them? Or was it just a special effects "test" that was taken back out of the game... any help would be appreciated.
  12. Wow - that first picture - looks like he's knee-deep in mud??? And the jeep, isnt???
  13. General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book George S. Patton, America's greatest combat general of the Second World War, was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of US leaders, according to a new book. By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 5:09PM GMT 21 Dec 2008 'We've got a terrible situation with this great patriot, he's out of control and we must save him from himself'. The OSS head General did not trust Patton The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives. The death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring mysteries of the war era. Although he had suffered serious injuries in a car crash in Manheim, he was thought to be recovering and was on the verge of flying home. But after a decade-long investigation, military historian Robert Wilcox claims that OSS head General "Wild Bill" Donovan ordered a highly decorated marksman called Douglas Bazata to silence Patton, who gloried in the nickname "Old Blood and Guts". His book, "Target Patton", contains interviews with Mr Bazata, who died in 1999, and extracts from his diaries, detailing how he staged the car crash by getting a troop truck to plough into Patton's Cadillac and then shot the general with a low-velocity projectile, which broke his neck while his fellow passengers escaped without a scratch. Mr Bazata also suggested that when Patton began to recover from his injuries, US officials turned a blind eye as agents of the NKVD, the forerunner of the KGB, poisoned the general. Mr Wilcox told The Sunday Telegraph that when he spoke to Mr Bazata: "He was struggling with himself, all these killings he had done. He confessed to me that he had caused the accident, that he was ordered to do so by Wild Bill Donovan. "Donovan told him: 'We've got a terrible situation with this great patriot, he's out of control and we must save him from himself and from ruining everything the allies have done.' I believe Douglas Bazata. He's a sterling guy." Mr Bazata led an extraordinary life. He was a member of the Jedburghs, the elite unit who parachuted into France to help organise the Resistance in the run up to D-Day in 1944. He earned four purple hearts, a Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre three times over for his efforts. After the war he became a celebrated artist who enjoyed the patronage of Princess Grace of Monaco and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. He was friends with Salvador Dali, who painted a portrait of Bazata as Don Quixote. He ended his career as an aide to President Ronald Reagan's Navy Secretary John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 Commission and adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign. Mr Wilcox also tracked down and interviewed Stephen Skubik, an officer in the Counter-Intelligence Corps of the US Army, who said he learnt that Patton was on Stalin's death list. Skubik repeatedly alerted Donovan, who simply had him sent back to the US. "You have two strong witnesses here," Mr Wilcox said. "The evidence is that the Russians finished the job." The scenario sounds far fetched but Mr Wilcox has assembled a compelling case that US officials had something to hide. At least five documents relating to the car accident have been removed from US archives. The driver of the truck was whisked away to London before he could be questioned and no autopsy was performed on Patton's body. With the help of a Cadillac expert from Detroit, Mr Wilcox has proved that the car on display in the Patton museum at Fort Knox is not the one Patton was driving. "That is a cover-up," Mr Wilcox said. George Patton, a dynamic controversialist who wore pearl handled revolvers on each hip and was the subject of an Oscar winning film starring George C. Scott, commanded the US 3rd Army, which cut a swathe through France after D-Day. But his ambition to get to Berlin before Soviet forces was thwarted by supreme allied commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, who gave Patton's petrol supplies to the more cautious British General Bernard Montgomery. Patton, who distrusted the Russians, believed Eisenhower wrongly prevented him closing the so-called Falaise Gap in the autumn of 1944, allowing hundreds of thousands of German troops to escape to fight again,. This led to the deaths of thousands of Americans during their winter counter-offensive that became known as the Battle of the Bulge. In order to placate Stalin, the 3rd Army was also ordered to a halt as it reached the German border and was prevented from seizing either Berlin or Prague, moves that could have prevented Soviet domination of Eastern Europe after the war. Mr Wilcox told The Sunday Telegraph: "Patton was going to resign from the Army. He wanted to go to war with the Russians. The administration thought he was nuts. "He also knew secrets of the war which would have ruined careers. I don't think Dwight Eisenhower would ever have been elected president if Patton had lived to say the things he wanted to say." Mr Wilcox added: "I think there's enough evidence here that if I were to go to a grand jury I could probably get an indictment, but perhaps not a conviction." Charles Province, President of the George S. Patton Historical Society, said he hopes the book will lead to definitive proof of the plot being uncovered. He said: "There were a lot of people who were pretty damn glad that Patton died. He was going to really open the door on a lot of things that they screwed up over there."
  14. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 SURFIN' SAFARI 'Old Blood and Guts' remembered Exclusive: Andrew Shea King cites information sources for WWII leader Posted: December 16, 2008 12:30 am Eastern By Andrea Shea King WorldNetDaily Millions of Americans will be remembering "Old Blood and Guts" next week when military bloggers make note of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s life. It was 63 years ago Dec. 21 when America's distinguished and controversial WWII Army officer passed away, not on the battlefield, but as the result of injuries sustained in a freak auto accident near Mannheim, Germany, on December 9, 1945. Patton was being treated for a severe neck injury at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg when he died four days before Christmas 1945. He was buried three days later, December 24, 1945, in the American Cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg. A superb compendium of Patton's career, including links to his speeches, diary, famous quotes, photos, posters, articles, comics, newspaper reports, the movie "Patton," website, national museum and much more, has been assembled by Patton expert Dave Logan at his ThirdWaveDave.blogspot.com site. Brian Kilmeade, Fox & Friends television personality and radio host, in his book "It's How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America’s Finest," noted that Patton's failures motivated him even more to succeed. (Column continues below) Patton's great-grandniece Patti Patton-Bader is keeping the family name and tradition alive with her ongoing support for our troops. She founded the international troop support organization SoldiersAngels.org and for her effort has been recognized by NBC as America's Favorite Mom.