About Why did Germany lose WW2? Page 24
|October 9th, 2008||#231|
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We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
|October 18th, 2008||#232|
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The problem with this theory an narrow front, an army on a narrow front attack is a lot like a tight rope walker the farther out on the wire he gets the easier it is to knock him off!
Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimum food or water, in austere conditions, day and night.
The only thing clean on him is his weapon.
|October 19th, 2008||#233|
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Any Army that loses that number of men like the Germans did in Russia will soon run out out of manpwer. This was shown up when germany started to call up boys as young as 11 years old to fight for their country.
LeEnfield Rides again
|October 19th, 2008||#234|
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Last edited by MontyB; October 19th, 2008 at 20:36..
|November 10th, 2008||#235|
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when Italy and Russia and America came aboard on the Allies side, there was no hope of Germany winning the war.
It pays to keep you're friends on you're side during the war.
May be someone should of told Hitler that!
|November 11th, 2008||#236|
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Perhaps Italy was more of a hindrance for Germany before they switched sides!
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright
|December 10th, 2008||#239|
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He should have taken North Africa with as many panzer division's as it would take. Only admiral Raeder saw this as the only common sense move. Rommel picked up on it later. But for some reason Hitler expressed ridiculous ideas for his next move. He was obsessed with Gibralter and he wanted France's entry into the war on Germany's side. Franco refused him and so did Petain. He should have taken the French fleet and sent troops right into Algeria and Morocco. By not taking the fleet and taking Vichy's word on their half promise of Vichy troops being allied to Germany in North Africa, this man was suddenly asking for things when before, he just took them. He suddenly lost interest in Africa and then he made his monumental mistake by attacking the Soviet Union. Then stupidly he declared war on the United States. All these things along with his mass murder of Jews and Slavs could only bring one result. The unconditional Surrender of Germany. Adolf Hitler was Germany's Achille's heel.
|December 12th, 2008||#240|
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I am coming late to this forum and wish to add a few more comments.
1. I believe that had Hitler allowed Hoth and Guderian to complete their attack on Moscow, before drawing down their forces to attack the Crimea, this would have significantly impacted Russias morale and ability to counterattack in the Winter.
2. Hitler placed too much faith in Goering's promise to win the Battle of Britain. The focus of the Luftwaffe should have been the destruction of the RAF, not city bombing.
3. Germany was planning Sealion as a really wide river crossing. They should have concentrated on elimiating the RAF, then the Royal Navy, then worried about Sealion.
4. Hitler should have let slip Guderians leash and allowed him to destroy the BEF at Dunkirk. Remeber that both France and the BEF were still reeling from the gains that Guderian had made. One of the reasons that Guderian was so successful was that, unlike the French and British commanders, he did not tie his armored forces to the infantry. That in addition to motorization and mechanization of supporting forces significantly added to the mobility of the formations attacking in the West.
5. Germany should have done a better job at planning Barbaroosa. After their successes in the West, Hitler and the General Staff felt that Barbarossa would be concluded before the onset of the Russian winter. They did not follow the axiom "Plan for the worst and hope for the best." If they did, their troops would have had the winterclothing and replacement parts that were needed to continue Barabarossa through the winter.
Gunner. Sabot. Sniper. Is not an appropriate use of ammunition.
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