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#1 creeper2ads

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:36 PM

Now, I'm not a stalker, but it seems to me that every one I've talked to is WAY older than me! ( not saying ur old). I'm only 13!!!:eek:

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:39 PM

good for you but so what, I was 8 years old when I first started having an interest in WW 2 talking with relatives that were veterans from both sides, the interest grew and hopeful yours will too. At least you can brag you have the internet while I tried sometimes in vain to write friends of relatives in Germany with letters in response taking over 3 months at a time to be delivered to my door

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:45 PM

Nineteen! Like Erich said, it's good to have an interest when you're young! When I was a kid, starting around six or was when I really got into WWII interests. I'll thank my dad for that one!
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:08 AM

I thank my friend. He got me the game Axis & Allies ( for Pc, really good game), Got addicted at 10-11!

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:09 AM

Now you will be ahead of the rest of your class when you study 20th century history and you will have an area of interest to focus on when you are assigned papers in projects. You can get a topic for just about every subject out of WWII and you will probably already know more than your teachers.

I have tried for years to get my soon to be 15 year old son to pay attention to WWII. He took no interest and faces a major WWII project that is required next year when he is a sophomore. My 9 year old son (thanks largely to Call of Duty) now loves WWII so you are "old" by his standards!

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:18 AM

Now you will be ahead of the rest of your class when you study 20th century history and you will have an area of interest to focus on when you are assigned papers in projects. You can get a topic for just about every subject out of WWII and you will probably already know more than your teachers.

I have tried for years to get my soon to be 15 year old son to pay attention to WWII. He took no interest and faces a major WWII project that is required next year when he is a sophomore. My 9 year old son (thanks largely to Call of Duty) now loves WWII so you are "old" by his standards!


Call of Duty is a great game! It got my little brother (11) very intrested in WWII! Everytime I go to visit them, he is always shoving books from his school in my face saying, 'You should read this! It's awesome and it's all about WWII!' It's a shame your other son isn't interested though, it's a great subject. Though I must admit, when I watched Band of Brothers, I was pulled into it even more.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:25 AM

Ah young grasshopper, hanging out with us is how you will become wise and all knowing. :grad:
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:06 AM

Now, I'm not a stalker, but it seems to me that every one I've talked to is WAY older than me! ( not saying ur old). I'm only 13!!!:eek:


If you are referring to this site why are you so surprised lol? I would say that most here are older then you. Some of us have been studying military history for decades LOL. Way longer then you have been living. I started when I was 9 years old or there abouts. When you come to a site that is open to everyone you should expect a fair amount of adults. :rolleyes: :D. Its good that you have an interest in WWII. But for God's sake please don't base it on videogames and movies and TV shows LOL. There are quite a few here who have way more knowledge then those can give. I hope you will take the time to listen and learn. But remember that when trying to play with the big boys you will be treated the same way :D.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:14 AM

Now, I'm not a stalker, but it seems to me that every one I've talked to is WAY older than me! ( not saying ur old). I'm only 13!!!:eek:


Creeper2ads-I was the same age as Erich when I started becoming interested in WWII and it has become a life long hobby/passion. And if you think about it my young friend, you are ahead of the game. There are still many lessons about and from WWII that are still relevant today. From what I've seen in my short time here there are 1000's of years of wisdom to draw from. From those that were there and went on to rebuild all of the nations in the aftermath to the learned knowledge of those who have studied history, not to mention those that look at it from a philosophical point of view. You have a chance not just to learn what happened, but why. And that is just as important as the event itself. A lot of us older folks sure wish we had this kind of information at our fingertips when we were your age and a little older.

Besides that young man, we just look at it as you are WAY younger than us. :D Sometimes every now and then, we old farts actually know what we are talking about. Although I have been known to walk into a room and forget why I was there.

Another thing to look at is, think of the debating skills you can learn here. How to formulate thought, ideology and facts into a cohesive understandable format for presentation. Skills that are needed in life.

Most of all have fun with it, you are way to young to be taking anything seriously yet. You have your whole adult life for that.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:50 AM

I don't remember not being interested in WWII. In the second grade, I had to write a story on something that interested me. I chose the Pearl Harbor attack. I wrote my opus on the paper with the huge lines children back then wrote on. In total it was about 5 or 6 sentences long, but I was so proud of it. Creeper, that was around 1970. Ancient history to you, perhaps?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:55 AM

im only 14 and have been interested in WW2 since as long as I can remember......

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:04 AM

I don't remember not being interested in WWII. In the second grade, I had to write a story on something that interested me. I chose the Pearl Harbor attack. I wrote my opus on the paper with the huge lines children back then wrote on. In total it was about 5 or 6 sentences long, but I was so proud of it. Creeper, that was around 1970. Ancient history to you, perhaps?


Same here, I cannot remember not being interested, but I think I really started getting into it at about age eight or nine.
That how used to write-I will not disturb the class while the teacher is talking-100 times in about the same grades back in 196..hack..hack.

In all seriousness, it is great to see all of the young minds that are here to learn and be part of the discussions.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 05:53 AM

I have always been interested but I particulary remember my dad taking me to the D-Day beaches in 1984, when I woke up and looke dout of my hotle window and looked at the beach a complete rusted Sherman tank had landed over the night, pusched by the tide. This wonderful sight must have been the real trigger.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:05 AM

welcome aboard there young fellow
a fine and interesting place here..you will enjoy your stay
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#15 creeper2ads

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 10:50 PM

I don't remember not being interested in WWII. In the second grade, I had to write a story on something that interested me. I chose the Pearl Harbor attack. I wrote my opus on the paper with the huge lines children back then wrote on. In total it was about 5 or 6 sentences long, but I was so proud of it. Creeper, that was around 1970. Ancient history to you, perhaps?


Ancient history is anything to do with Babylon or Julis Cesar...
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:56 AM

16 now, interested in WWII since about 15.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:59 AM

Army Brat. Grew up around the military during the 60s,70s,80s.
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#18 T. A. Gardner

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:49 AM

Amazing to think I was in the US Navy longer than many of those in this thread have been alive; in some cases nearly twice as long!

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:31 AM

You're in a much better position than most of us were at that age to learn.
We had to walk five miles to the public library uphill both ways in the snow.
Interest is the important part. If you have that you will find a way.
Sort through the partisan sniping and this place will be a tremendous resource for the things you wont/cant find anywhere else.
Feel free to ask away on questions. The only problem you'll have is deciding which one you like best, or be eclectic and combine the lot.
The Veterans/relatives of, here are a particularly excellent account of how it really was, and is nowadays.
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:42 PM

Ancient history is anything to do with Babylon or Julis Cesar...
Just wondering..what grade do you study WWII so I can kick my classmates butts? I'm in grade 8...Posted Image


We never really "studied" it. We kinda just glossed over it superficially in world history in the 9th grade and again in US history in the 10th.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:41 PM

Believe it or not, when this Forum was first started up and I joined, I was only 15! Now, many moons later, I am 23 and still kicking around this joint as an 'old timer'. :) Never too young to get interested in WWII.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:53 PM

We never really "studied" it. We kinda just glossed over it superficially in world history in the 9th grade and again in US history in the 10th.


What difference one generation makes. In junior high school we covered WWII. In the 8th grade we actually spent a whole sememster on it. Now it is barely touched on.
Creeper2ads-Just remember when you get to study WWII, there are a few WWII veterans here that have actual accounts. I'm sure they will be more than willing to help you. May be worth extra credit in class.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:57 PM

What difference one generation makes. In junior high school we covered WWII. In the 8th grade we actually spent a whole sememster on it. Now it is barely touched on.


We're in the same generation, Salty. You were not even in kindergarten yet when I was born.:eek:

I wished that I was the age you think I am. Those big numbers are creeping up on us.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:29 PM

I never actually got to study WWII even though I was in the advanced history classes in high school and a history major in college. By comparison, my sons will have a major WWII project when they are Sophomores in HS.

Of course, HS and college were 1980-88 for me so most of the focus was on Viet Nam in academic circles. That conflict I did get to study and it became a good contrast to WWII. Someday I need to dig into the Korean Conflict.


What difference one generation makes. In junior high school we covered WWII. In the 8th grade we actually spent a whole sememster on it. Now it is barely touched on.
Creeper2ads-Just remember when you get to study WWII, there are a few WWII veterans here that have actual accounts. I'm sure they will be more than willing to help you. May be worth extra credit in class.

Take care,
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:47 PM

13? I am 13 too! Several times 13, actually 4x :D

No problem with young people, most of my friends are young or were decades ago :lol:

Provided you will believe that there are other sources of knowledge, wisdom and thought than games or the Internet, I see no problem. May you thrive for many years (till you are older than me) in this fine Forum, and here's to future discussions!

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