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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So...Gallipoli...greatest achievement.
    Australian soldiers have a very good reputation. The Siege of Tobruk was an important victory over Rommel, mainly by Australians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Australian soldiers have a very good reputation. The Siege of Tobruk was an important victory over Rommel, mainly by Australians.
    There is a player at MCC who is rated 1300. His reputation is very good though...
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    The Australian military suffered a series of defeats during the early months of the Pacific War. The 8th Division and RAAF squadrons in Malaya formed a part of the British Commonwealth forces which were unable to stop a smaller Japanese invasion force which landed on 7 December. The British Commonwealth force withdrew to Singapore at the end of January, but was forced to surrender on 15 February after the Japanese captured much of the island.[

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    But needless to say....It contributed to development of the Spirit. Just like Gallipoli did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    The Australian military suffered a series of defeats during the early months of the Pacific War. The 8th Division and RAAF squadrons in Malaya formed a part of the British Commonwealth forces which were unable to stop a smaller Japanese invasion force which landed on 7 December. The British Commonwealth force withdrew to Singapore at the end of January, but was forced to surrender on 15 February after the Japanese captured much of the island.[

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    But needless to say....It contributed to development of the Spirit. Just like Gallipoli did.
    So in plain language: Smaller Team Japan defeated brave, selfeless proud Team Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So in plain language: Smaller Team Japan defeated brave, selfeless proud Team Australia.
    We were under British command. The surrender was by the British commander

    See also Battle of Gemas

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    There is a player at MCC who is rated 1300. His reputation is very good though...
    There has never been an invasion of Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So...Gallipoli...greatest achievement.
    non sequitur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    We were under British command. The surrender was by the British commander

    See also Battle of Gemas
    Does it mean that when Aus Victory scored under the British command...it is also British doing? . Takes not only King to lose a game of chess...but all the pieces too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Does it mean that when Aus Victory scored under the British command...it is also British doing? . Takes not only King to lose a game of chess...but all the pieces too!
    So when a player resigns, all his pieces are to blame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    So when a player resigns, all his pieces are to blame
    He should play with different pieces. I wonder what was happening at wars after 5pm...did Austrlaian soldgers demanded overtime pay or threated to complain to the Union?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Australian soldiers have a very good reputation. The Siege of Tobruk was an important victory over Rommel, mainly by Australians.
    Russian soldiers, on the other hand, barely managed to defeat Finland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Russian soldiers, on the other hand, barely managed to defeat Finland
    Russia lost many wars, but also won many!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I wonder what was happening at wars after 5pm...did Austrlaian soldgers demanded overtime pay or threated to complain to the Union?
    Very droll. But to set the record straight, every ADF member receives a daily rate of pay for 24/7 service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    Very droll. But to set the record straight, every ADF member receives a daily rate of pay for 24/7 service
    This is good to know. Now only tea breaks left to worry. Other times - we can feel protected.
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