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Offline al_infierno

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A recent interview with an American WWII vet talking about his experience going into combat against the Germans for the first time.  Goes a bit into the defensive tactics the Germans used, which is quite interesting to hear about first-hand from the receiving end.  Also, he's got some great onomatopoeia going in his anecdotes  ;D

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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Re: WWII Veteran Talks About Unforgettable First Experience in Combat
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 03:50:15 PM »
accidental double post
« Last Edit: January 19, 2021, 03:54:08 PM by al_infierno »
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao

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Re: WWII Veteran Talks About Unforgettable First Experience in Combat
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 04:08:02 PM »
Wow, God bless him.
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