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User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1163 posts, RR: 17
Posted (8 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 1629 times:

At 4:45 in the morning Nazi forces launched a suprise attack without the declaration of war on the Soviet Union along the entire western border of the USSR starting what would last 3 years and 11 months and cost millions of lives, many of them civilian.


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User currently offlineAriis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

After Nazi Germany and USSR had launched combined surprise attack on Poland in 1939, you can't expect much pity on the event you mentioned, at least not from Poles.

FAO

P.S.: I don't want to start a flame war about who did what in the past, but your post sounded so dramatic, that I couldn't resist.



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting Ariis (Reply 1):
After Nazi Germany and USSR had launched combined surprise attack on Poland in 1939, you can't expect much pity on the event you mentioned, at least not from Poles.

I'm sure the finns won't feel a whole lot of compassion either...

Finlands sak aer vaar!

Cheers
Mats

[Edited 2006-06-22 12:47:52]


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5669 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Quoting Ariis (Reply 1):
you can't expect much pity on the event you mentioned, at least not from Poles.

Katyñ anyone?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

WW2 was a bad occassion.Hopefully there is never a Third ever.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
WW2 was a bad occassion.Hopefully there is never a Third ever.

Agreed.

Aeroflot777


User currently onlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
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Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 5):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
WW2 was a bad occassion.Hopefully there is never a Third ever.

Agreed.

I concur as well

Good Day  Smile

Russell



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
WW2 was a bad occassion.Hopefully there is never a Third ever.



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 5):
Agreed.



Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 6):
I concur as well

I think you will find most sane people of the same opinion  Wink



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User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1524 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
WW2 was a bad occassion.Hopefully there is never a Third ever.
regds

Yes Lets all hope and pray this 'war on terror" dosen,t go down that road



too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, in case anyone doesn't know... Global wars are bad.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Quoting Oldman55 (Reply 8):
Yes Lets all hope and pray this 'war on terror" dosen,t go down that road

It can If the World cannot Find a Definition between Terrorism & others qoute Freedom Mvmt.
A Hidden Enemy is Tough to Fight.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13166 posts, RR: 78
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

The Nazi high command called it 'Operation Bararossa', Hitler referred to it as a 'war of annihilation'.

It would include the 'prototyping' of genocide by the 'Einszatgruppen', by bullets, then exhausts re-directed to the back of a truck, on a path leading to the death camps.

27 million dead at it's end.

Stalin was lucky to survive the first few months, he had refused to believe the intel on German preparations, he had purged half of the officer corps a few years before.

The Eastern front was the worst example of 'total war' in WW2.

The epic sieges at Stalingrad and Leningrad, the beginning of the end of the Wermacht at Kursk.


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