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Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by TheRedBaron, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. bigfun

    bigfun Ace

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    my interests are anything ETO, but recently i have been focusing in on the Netherlands.

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    Ron, well said Sir! I truly enjoy reading your posts, and look forward to learning more from you!
    Thanks again!!!
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Not real knowledgeable about anything but I can fake it. I have good books I can rifle through if you need answers on these subjects I enjoy:

    US Army organization, buildup, unit insignia
    US Ground combat in the ETO
    Naval activities in the Central Pacific.
    German Army organization and structure
    Pacific Naval suface combat.
    War economics and logistics (real weak here, more of a wishful thinking on my part)

    What I am actively trying to learn about:

    British Commonwealth forces, ground and naval.
    Soviet Army development, structure and logistics.
    Uniforms and personal equipment of the Brits and Soviets. If either of these groups would put together some good web pages, I could learn more about them.

    Things I am interested in but don't really persue:

    Armor I can tell the difference between the various US, German and Soviet AFVs, but don't ask which M4 had a HVSS suspension and which one had VVSS suspension.
    I am at a complete loss as far as British and Commonwealt armo(u)r is concerned. Did they build anything besides the Matilda and the Churchill?;)

    I'd be even dumber were it not for the internet. Wikipedia is 100% accurate, right?
     
  3. Stevin

    Stevin Ace

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    My interests are

    - Air war over NW Europe, particularly the January 11, 1944 mission
    - Ground war in Europe; tactics, strategy, eye witness accounts
    - Allied casualties in The Netherlands; I try and research the lives and deaths of the men buried in my country.
    - Self published books by veterans

    Slipdigit; you might find this book interesting, about the naval battle in the Java sea. Self published AnotherSixHundred- A True Naval History in Narrative Form
     
  4. Paul Errass

    Paul Errass Member

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    As i've just returned after a three year absence my original post remains the same but now i'd like to add,

    Battle of Normandy

    Battle of Narva and the fighting in Estonia

    The British in the Ardennes !!! Yes we were there !

    Ron,

    I'd like to send you greetings and best wishes from a fellow Gunner , 4 Field Regiment , RA, great to see you passing on your knowledge and experiences to us , your war service certainly was " Ubique ",

    Paul
     
  5. Joe

    Joe Ace

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    My Dad found a postcard from one of his relatives recently (Forget what relation they where), and he got captured in the Ardennes!
     
  6. FramerT

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    Ost Front.

    Have always loved reading books about first hand experience soldiers [American or German] accounts of the war.

    Armor.
     
  7. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    I know alot of stuff. Feel free to ask.
     
  8. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    You do now? You'll have to prove that to me.
     
  9. Jaeger

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    Through my grandfathers the interest for WW2 was more focused on the British than the Norwegian campaign. But later it grew to expand beyond the Med and Europe, as I found that everything was connected. I was also drawn into the Russian front on account of a Waffen SS veteran 'Nordland' that lives nearby. (to me a as a lad it was impossible to understand that a soldier decorated for fighting the Nazis in the Norwegian campaign , would join their elite forces a year later). Starting my service the interest expanded into the realm of doctrine and tactics.

    The areas I am looking into now is the American ground forces and the RAF.
     
  10. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    SO far I think he has done that some 2,011 times...

    ;)
     
  11. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    :lol::lol: Yes he has!
     
  12. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    I've been reading and watching television programs on World War II since I was a kid. If I watched a show or movie & had questions, I got sent off to research. So, at least 40 years of being fascinated and learning. While I am interested in the actions of British, American, and other nationalities during WWII, I am most interested in the Canadian experience in the War.

    Operation Jubilee (if my father hadn't been badly injured by a parachute bomb shortly before-hand he would have been there; his battery the 16th battery 3LAA was the only artillery unit to go to Dieppe; he recovered to serve NW Europe)
    Normandy: Caan, Falaise Gap
    Holland/Belgium: Antwerp, Battles for the Scheldt, Bresken Pocket, Gronigen, Nijmegn Salient
    Westerbork Concentration Camp
    The Holocaust
    Military Intelligence: Camp X, Enigma/Ultra, Bletchley Park, William Stephenson
    Hochwald Forest
    Civilian Life WW2
    Effect on lives during and after World War II
    The Pacific
    First Special Services
    First Person accounts, such as George Blackburn's trilogy of life in the Canadian Artillery

    Also, interested in all areas and time periods of history. Currently reading Terry Copp's Fields of Fire" and Dennis Whitaker's "Tug of War" both about Canadians fighting in NW Europe. In the wings waiting is "Cinderella Army" by Terry Copp.

    Michelle
     
  13. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Slightly o/t but I can say 'snap', macrusk - I'm also reading Copp's book right now and enjoying it very much. Have also just finished Reid's 'No Holding Back'.
     
  14. bodston

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    My areas of Knowledge

    I am a vehicle spotter any shape, any size. Always learning.
    AFV's or Softskins, main interest is British and Commonwealth armies.
    British Airborne in particular 6th Airborne Div.
    Airlanding and glider borne operations.
     
  15. Jan7

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    • Well, my interest in the WW2 are first the german U-Boats.
    • Other, very interesting for me are the enormous quantity of information hosted in the Internet sites and archives in english and attempt share with my friends of U-Historia -in spanish-
    • And practice my written English with all of you, my dear friends.;)
     

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