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65 Years Ago...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:58 pm

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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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:48 pm

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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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:47 pm

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!

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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:56 pm

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

Katyñ anyone?
 
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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:29 pm

WW2 was a bad occassion.Hopefully there is never a Third ever.
regds
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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:55 pm

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

Agreed.

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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:43 pm

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

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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:57 pm

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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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:09 pm

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
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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:12 pm

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

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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:17 pm

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.
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RE: 65 Years Ago...

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:36 am

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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