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KarayaEine
06-30-2004, 11:22 AM
I found this transcript of Gunther Rall's lecture while he was visiting Finland last year.

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-GuntherRallEnglish.html

Fascinating read.

Enjoy,

Johann

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KarayaEine
06-30-2004, 11:22 AM
I found this transcript of Gunther Rall's lecture while he was visiting Finland last year.

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-GuntherRallEnglish.html

Fascinating read.

Enjoy,

Johann

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"We need more ammo!"
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Achilles97
06-30-2004, 11:52 AM
Interesting. I've been fascinated with the 109 ever since I saw Gunther Rall on the 109 edition of "Wings of the Luftwaffe" on the Discovery channel about 10 years ago.

Thanks!

yarbles67
06-30-2004, 12:02 PM
Thanks for that link! Very interesting to read his accounts. The guy had some grit. Sustaining those types injuries and coming back for me. He would have made a helluva a hockey player.

Helonwhls87
06-30-2004, 12:44 PM
Very cool read.

Thanx

georgeo76
06-30-2004, 12:48 PM
Thanks for that. good read

FirewolfX
06-30-2004, 02:14 PM
Nice! Some very interesting information there.

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JV44Rall
06-30-2004, 07:45 PM
Great read. Thanks.

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Dammerung
06-30-2004, 10:31 PM
Only Read part of it, but it was a good read. It's a shame that all of the WWII vets don't have much time, but I'm glad that they're all starting to share their experiences.

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ZG77_Lignite
06-30-2004, 11:06 PM
I suppose everyone says it about every WWII participant, but I find Gunther Rall to be an extremely interesting person. He seems to me to be very open, honest, and quite intelligent, makes for very interesting listening/reading.

Thanks for the transcript it was quite interesting. I found his book to be quite similar in style, and even more detailed (though it jumps around a bit). Good stuff.

Its interesting to note that even after all these years it is possible to envision not only his actions, but his feelings. For example, as he describes the combat where he lost his thumb; I 'hear' feelings of fear and determination to survive just from reading the account. Fascinating stuff.

Fehler
07-01-2004, 12:14 AM
Yet another wonder article/interview that I have read or seen from this man.

He has always appeared to be a very humble person with a sharp mind and even sharper wit.

I would love to meet him one day.. of course those chances are getting fewer and fewer... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

So many wonderful people in the world back then. What a shame so many had to come to arms against each other. Why cant the world ever learn?

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karost
07-01-2004, 12:37 AM
Hi,KarayaEine

Thanks for you link.

That is a very good story and good knowledge about how the man can do in difficult situation.

S!