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    World War 1 & 2

    From thread Boris coming back from grave

    This is a bit like the Australian High Court justice who remarked, in a case involving the question whether an Australian sailor could be tried by UK authorities for an offence carrying the death penalty in the UK, that the Court's decision could have grave consequences for the sailor.

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    I recently read an article that made me proud of Aussie diggers. During WW1 when the Allies wer being wiped out by Johnny Turk many Diggers deserted, Australia being the only country that did enforce the shoot-em-at-dawn dictum. When they were challenged by Poms as to why they were letting their mates down they replied: if their mates had any sense they would be wining, dining, womanising just as they were.

    Reminded of that quip, what if they declared a war and nobody came? Was it John Lennon who was a peace campaigner?

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    how ironic

    Facism and Nazism, which were partly areaction to communism. Yet HItler seen fit to make agreement with the USSR early WW2 and the USSR helped Germany in numerous ways. But eventually both sides true colours came to the fore and exploded.

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    Im very interested in war lately. Ive collected lots of information on it, so thanks for the extra work AC! <3 ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    From thread Boris coming back from grave
    huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    huh?
    Boris Spassky. Not you.

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    "war what is it good for ?" elaine from seinfeld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sotto Voce
    "war what is it good for ?" elaine from seinfeld.
    I didn't realise Seinfeld went back to 1969.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I didn't realise Seinfeld went back to 1969.
    yes thats correct.

    it was originally based on the vietnam war but they found that m.a.s.h. was too successful at capturing the essence of the conflict so the producers tweaked the format to instead encompass the entrepid adventures of a group of new york city friends.

    quite a remarkable change from the original pilot as im sure you can imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I better not mention Boris Karloff or Brissie boris may get confused again - is he getting old or persecution complex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    I better not mention Boris Karloff or Brissie boris may get confused again - is he getting old or persecution complex?
    Yeah teh way I read your comment made no sense, so I figured that was how you intended it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sotto Voce
    yes thats correct.

    it was originally based on the vietnam war but they found that m.a.s.h. was too successful at capturing the essence of the conflict so the producers tweaked the format to instead encompass the entrepid adventures of a group of new york city friends.

    quite a remarkable change from the original pilot as im sure you can imagine.
    I think MASH was based on the Korean War, but no doubt there was some allegory with Vietnam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Yeah teh way I read your comment made no sense, so I figured that was how you intended it.
    Such interpretation would be correct according to RW - or what exactly do you mean? That non speaking registrar is nearby you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    I think MASH was based on the Korean War, but no doubt there was some allegory with Vietnam.
    youve got me on that account but the seinfeld genesis is 100% ridgy didge !!

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    tomorrow, 31st January, is the anniversary of the German 6th army surrender at Stalingrad in 1944 - the first defeat for the Third Reich - the beginning of the end.

    WE are so lucky to miss the world wars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    tomorrow, 31st January, is the anniversary of the German 6th army surrender at Stalingrad in 1944 - the first defeat for the Third Reich - the beginning of the end.
    The first defeat was actually that of the Afrika Korps at the hands of the Aust 9th Div at Tobruk in 1941.

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