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The Great War ... 04 Aug 2015 00:35 #51149

... often overshadowed by WW2 in germany ... non-funny at all :sick: but very informative

www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar/videos
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The Great War ... 05 Aug 2015 14:58 #51152

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The Great War ... 05 Aug 2015 15:00 #51153

Thanx, my friend Braini.

i still have a box full of medalls from my grandfather who served as a soldier on the Yzer-front for 4 years.
And a very big book full of names and pictures of soldiers who served in the Belgian Army.
a big part of them died on that thin red line.

sad, very sad.

Be gratefull we have (relative) peace now in Europe for more than 70 years.
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The Great War ... 06 Aug 2015 01:12 #51154

Kimi wrote:
Who can read has the clear advantage .... :whistle:


Well im not that old, thus my granddad (which i knew) served in ww2. Unfortunately all i know is that he ended up as a POW in a labor camp in Texas. However these times were not much discussed within the family, and now my grandparents all passed away long ago.

This loss of personal history is kind of sad, but probably understandable as the experiences were probavly worse than unpleasent.
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The Great War ... 07 Aug 2015 03:55 #51156

As pointed out before, WWI is somehow (trying to find the decent word here, let's take "neglected", even though it's wrong!) neglected.
There's - at least from what I understand - a different understanding among the British, the French and the BeNeLux countries for the simple reason the static trench war took place there.
My father's grandfather lost a leg at Ypres while trying to save a comrade. Of course I never met the man, but that's my relation to WWI.

I'm quite drunk right now ----> and i deleted the rest.

Go read "Im Westen nichts Neues" by Erich Maria Remarque.


Also there's a great thing I've been sharing with everybody, it's a guy who's publishing his great grandfather's war journal on the fly (+100 yrs), sadly it's in German only...
www.vierzehnachtzehn.de/
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