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jurinko
02-11-2004, 12:11 AM
http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=98;t=007171

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jurinko
02-11-2004, 12:11 AM
http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=98;t=007171

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Letka13./Liptow @ HL

Rajvosa
02-11-2004, 01:09 AM
Ah, I've always loved the partisans, real people's heroes! Many of my relatives were Yugoslav partisans, fighting for Tito. While some others were members of Bosnian SS unit. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

http://stu.wccnet.org/~ecrnovrs/inp150/finalp/sarajevo1/images/sarajevo.jpg

HansKnappstick
02-11-2004, 02:13 AM
Aww.. partisans... Why do the civilians have to do the job the military men should do? The whole patriotism/nationalism thing introduced in 17c caused only suffering for the populations without altering actaully the outcome of wars. Why cannot we return to the time when adult men kill each other but no one else in a professional manner while everybody else is just living his life...?

Rajvosa
02-11-2004, 02:36 AM
Hans, I suppose you're German? Pal, I love Germany for various reasons (girls, cars, planes, Kraftwerk http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif, friendly people), but youhave to admit we gave you hell in Yugoslavia! And worst of all, you haven't yet paid the bill for enjoying our hospitality for four years!

Also, the older members of my family, those that lived through the war, are praising German soldiers for their friendliness, respect toward the population and even giving food and medicine. Quite a different story when compared to USSR! They also mock with Italians, calling them ugly words and mentioning feathers, sort of chickens with feathers (implying on their lack of courage).

http://stu.wccnet.org/~ecrnovrs/inp150/finalp/sarajevo1/images/sarajevo.jpg

HansKnappstick
02-11-2004, 03:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rajvosa:
Hans, I suppose you're German?
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Depends how you look at this. I was born in Poland. I was raised by Prussian standards.
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Pal, I love Germany for various reasons (girls, cars, planes, Kraftwerk, friendly people),
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Slavic girls are much much better.
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but youhave to admit we gave you hell in Yugoslavia!
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My both grandpas and two of my uncles gave hell to the Germans as well. I ma proud of them fighting, but I consider a situation where civilains fight (my uncles were civilians, granpas were military) an aberration in the western civilization. What did it bring? 90% of educated people in Warsaw were dead when the story was over, the population of the city diminished by 2/3.
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And worst of all, you haven't yet paid the bill for enjoying our hospitality for four years!
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The state of Germany has been paying numerous bills for 85 years now, we have lost the count most probably.

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Also, the older members of my family, those that lived through the war, are praising German soldiers for their friendliness, respect toward the population and even giving food and medicine. Quite a different story when compared to USSR! They also mock with Italians, calling them ugly words and mentioning feathers, sort of chickens with feathers (implying on their lack of courage).
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Of various nationalities of Axis units and other occupants in Poland only Hungarians gained a reputation for their decent (i.e. normal, in my naive view) traetment of the civilian population.

BSS_Goat
02-11-2004, 09:42 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by HansKnappstick:
Aww.. partisans... Why do the civilians have to do the job the military men should do?

Why protect your freedom when you can pay someone else to do it for you? Is that right?

Cold_Gambler
02-11-2004, 11:11 AM
Excellent post Jurinko! Very interesting. Your illustrations and text are very clearly set out- nice job.