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#1 Ken The Kanuck

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

Enjoy,

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#2 Gebirgsjaeger

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

A good find, Ken! Yes, the british...........
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#3 Markus Becker

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:15 AM

*hrmpf*

Waste of time if you ask me. I stopped half way because of:

-too much Hollywood acting, too little history. The ep. about Trafalgar was done much better.
-too narrow focus. Where were the Czechs, Belgians, Americans and all the Colonials who never had been in the UK before?
-too many myths. The RAF was loosing(they never did), they were outnumbered(except in the category of planes that mattered)...

The docu the BBC made was much, much better.

edit: fixed typos

Edited by Markus Becker, 22 February 2012 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

A nice testimony . Too bad they say it is "untold". In my opinion the Polish contribution is a well known fact, so is the contribution of other nations.

Edited by Skipper, 22 February 2012 - 01:22 AM.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:21 AM

A nice testimony with surviving Polish veterans . Too bad they say it is "untold". In my opinion the Polish contribution is a well known fact, so is the contribution of other nations.


This was well know in Britain, but I growing up in communist Poland knew nothing about it.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:40 AM

Frantisec's story is quite well known in France (He is Czech by the way not Polish) . The Poles had their own squadron there too and flew the Dewoitine 520. There was another famous Frantisec in 312 Squadron (7 claims, 1 in France, 5 in the UK, one in the Red Army)

In France the Poles had their own insignia "Jeszce Polska Nie zgenela" and their group I/145 Varsovie led by Commandant Joseph kepinski scored 12 kills in June 1940. This explains why the poles kept saying "oui mon Commandant" to their Raf leaders .

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#7 Ken The Kanuck

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:15 AM

Sent it to my Uncle. He said that he flew with these boys and that they were very good and very vain.

He also said that there was a rumour that they were nipple biters. Don't ask me why he passed on that bit of info, maybe a combat flyboy could explain it to me.

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