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  1. J

    WW2 Japanese Army - Do they get a Complete Crap Army Award?

    I was in an argument on another (political) forum, with someone who is a contrarian and knows little about warfare. He was contending that the two atomic bombs had to be dropped because the invading allies would suffer 250,000 casualties. I couldn't be bothered debating him, but I started...
  2. J

    [Documentary] D-Day to Berlin - Colour footage of WW2

    Part of my job is to do with archive footage. In anticipation of the commemoration of D-Day I rediscovered Hollywood director George Steven's colour home movies of his war. He volunteered at 37 and was put in charge of a combat film unit, filming of course in B/W but he took his 16mm camera...
  3. Badger73

    Luke Hughes' Recommended Reading List

    From interview at http://grogheads.com/interviews/15577 Any of John McManus’s books! – For example he covers the general experience of war for the soldier in Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq. Also The Dead and Those About to Die which gives...
  4. Z

    Silent Hunter

    Greetings all, I've played Silent Hunter 1, 2, III, IV & V - modded versions of IV & V are my favourites - but it's been a while since I played any. Love the long game of submarine warfare - patrolling, chasing, maneuvering, firing & then getting the hell out. (Well I occasionally survived...
  5. Badger73

    "Allied" - the 2016 WW2 movie starring Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard

    Rented and watched this DVD with my wife last night. She thought it was okay as a WW2-lite movie. I thought it wound up sucking raw sewage. Rotten Tomatoes describes this as "a handsome empty shell of a movie" and I must agree. I found this WW2 thriller disappointing on so many levels and...
  6. macjim

    CSA38 mod

    Has anyone tried out the Czechoslovak-army-1938 mod? I hear it is very stable.
  7. Badger73

    [MOVIE] Hacksaw Ridge

    Scheduled for release in November 2016 WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Director: Mel Gibson Writers: Andrew Knight...
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