Privet from Russia!
Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:10 PM
By the way, I also don't know absolutely anything about the war in the Pacific, or North Africa, or Italy, or Greece, which I'm really ashamed of, but It would be great if someone could enlighten me on the subject
Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:25 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:22 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:05 PM
Jump on in the discussions and show us pics of the memorabilia you have.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:58 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:07 PM
I'd like to see some photos of the battlefields as they are today & the memorials there.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:26 PM
and yet - isn't there still something
remaining in it? - Takahama Kyoshi
Proud Son of Japan
Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:50 AM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:56 AM
you have come to the right place, Hopefully you'll enjoy it here
Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:32 AM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:01 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:14 PM
Urgh, thank you for your rather positive comment, I am actually quite surprised to find such a place where Russia and her history are well-respected and discussed very positively, due to the amount of negative stuff that developed between the West and the USSR during the Cold War. It's a new day now, and 'forgive and forget' would be a useful thing, especially on the internet
Slipdigit, thank you for that rather flattering compliment, I actually tend to consider my written English quite a bit worse than my spoken English, or so my teachers say anyway . I've done a few Cambridge Language exams, such as the FCE (First Certificate of English) which I passed with an A grade, an I've only recently done the CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), and I'm waiting on the results now, so, it's like that basically I go to a British school here in Moscow, the British International school to be precise, and I've been studying the language for about 8 or 9 years. Thank you again.
Wessex Wyvern, here are some of the battlefield memorials you wanted to see, Borodino field (originally famous for the Napoleonic War of 1812, but it was a battlefield in WWII as well) and th memorial to 33rd army General Efremov.
One of many memorials at Borodino (there are actually dozens of 'Bratskiye Mogily' as we call them, erm... Brotherly Graves, I guess would be an appropriate translation, they're burial grounds, pits even, into which tens and hundreds of corpses were thrown and then buried, as to save time with the ceremonial aspect of burial.)
Close-up of that Memorial.
Monument to General Efremov (Mikhail Grigoryevich Yefremov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Overall, thanks for that warm welcome, guys!
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:16 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:37 PM
Oh, and in the other thread you said you were a retired teacher? I suspect you taught History, am I right? Did you teach anything else besides that? And by the way, what brought you to WW2F? I apologise for all the personal questions lol.
Erm, by the way, can anyone tell me how you get the little medals to acompany your profile? I've already got a Purple Heart, God knows how I got that lol. Do they show your rating or something?
Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:55 PM
You are awarded the medals next to your name based on the number of posts you make. Off hand, I don't have the exact numbers required for each medal.
I believe they come at
Then one for each 100 after that.
Your reputation is shown by the little blue medals on the right side under you other stats. Reputation is earned through salutes or the giving of rep when members click on the little scales in the top bar of your posts.
Edited by LRusso216, 16 January 2010 - 01:55 AM.
Cleared up the posting number awards.
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