If The World Treated WW2 Like the War On Terrorism!




 
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Boots
 
January 3rd, 2012  
Der Alte
 

Topic: If The World Treated WW2 Like the War On Terrorism!


March 15/16, 1939: Germany take Czechoslovakia. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge Czechoslovakia to be restrained in their response.)

May 22, 1939: Germany sign 'Pact of Steel' with Italy. (Other nations declare that Italy and Germany signing pact to help each other take over the world "not helpful to the peace process.")

Aug 23, 1939: Germany and Soviets sign Pact. (The world heralds signing of treaty as a sign of Hitler's good intentions. He wouldn't be signing a peace treaty if he wanted war would he?)

Sept 1, 1939: Germany invade Poland. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

Sept 3, 1939: Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany. (World condemns these nations for declaring war. This may cause unrest in Europe!)

Oct, 1939: Germany begin euthanasia on sick and disabled in Germany. (World mildly condemns this but declares that we must understand the actions of Germany in the context of the horribly unfair treaty of Versailles.)

April 9, 1940: Germany invade Denmark and Norway. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

May 10, 1940: Germany invade France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

June 14, 1940: Germans enter Paris. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

July 10, 1940: Battle of Britain begins. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge Britain to be restrained lest they further the "cycle of violence.")

Aug 23/24: First German air raids on Central London. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge Britain to be restrained lest they further the "cycle of violence.")

Aug 25/26: First British air raid on Berlin. (World outraged at British attacks! Civilians may have been killed by irresponsible British attacks! World votes 453-4 to condemn British!)

Sept 13, 1940: Italians invade Egypt (Other nations give mild condemnation of Italian attack but urge rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

Nov 20, 1940: Hungary joins the Axis Powers. (World excited! Hopes Hungary may now have the influence to help move the peace process forward. World publicly says they applaud the peace effort they are sure Hungary will soon begin!)

Nov 23, 1940: Romania joins the Axis Powers. (World excited! Hopes Romania may now have the influence to help move the peace process forward. World publicly says they applaud the peace effort they are sure Romania will soon begin!)

Dec 9/10: British begin a western desert offensive in North Africa against the Italians. (World outraged at British attacks! How will we ever have peace if Britain keeps attacking the other side?)

March 11, 1941: President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act. (World criticizes Americans for selling weaponry to combatants! Announces they should only give food, blankets, and tents if they're going to get involved at all.)

May 10/11, 1941: Heavy German bombing of London; British bomb Hamburg. (World is outraged by British attack on Hamburg! Civilians may of been injured! World condemns Britain in strongest terms and demands they stop bombing anywhere civilians might be!)

June 14, 1941: United States freezes German and Italian assets in America. (Americans accused of "hating all Germans and Italians". 32 lawsuits filed.)

June 22, 1941: Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins. (World upset that treaty broken. They urge president Roosevelt to personally sit down with Stalin and Hitler to negotiate new treaty.)

Sept 29, 1941: Germany murder 33,771 Jews at Kiev (Other nations give mild condemnation of German murders but urges rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

Dec 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor (Other nations give mild condemnation of Japanese attack but urge United States to be restrained in their response.)

Dec 8, 1941: United States and Britain declare war on Japan. (Other nations outraged! Accuse United States of furthering "cycle of violence". World says that Roosevelt calling Dec 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy" is "simplistic" and "not helpful.")

Jan 20, 1942: SS Leader Heydrich holds the Wannsee Conference to coordinate the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." (World declares plan to kill all Jews is "not helpful". Urges Hitler to declare that exterminating all Jews is wrong.)

Aug 17, 1942: First all-American air attack in Europe. (World outraged at American aggression! Suggests putting Roosevelt up for war crimes trial!)

Oct 18, 1942: Hitler orders the execution of all captured British commandos. (World takes occasion to remind "Allies" that German prisoners should get extra bratwurst and beer for "Oktoberfest".)

Jan 14-24, 1943: Casablanca conference between Churchill and Roosevelt. During the conference, Roosevelt announces the war can end only with an unconditional German surrender (World outraged! Says that Churchill and Roosevelt must be willing to negotiate with Hitler now while they're being attacked!)

May 13, 1943: German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa. (World demands that relief groups monitor the conditions for German and Italian troops to make sure they're not being "tortured.")

July 25/26, 1943: Mussolini arrested and the Italian Fascist government falls; Marshal Pietro Badoglio takes over and negotiates with Allies (World fears change in Italian leadership will cause "more instability in Europe.")

July 27/28, 1943: Allied air raid causes a firestorm in Hamburg. (World condemns "Allies" raid on Hamburg. Votes 454-2 to order all allied forces to withdraw to their own countries and begin negotiating for peace.)

Jan 6, 1944: Soviet troops advance into Poland.(World condemns Soviet aggression! Demands Soviets stop their "brutal oppression.")

March 18, 1944: British drop 3000 tons of bombs during an air raid on Hamburg, Germany. (World outraged! Citizens of Hamburg "under siege"! World suggests putting troops inbetween combatants in effort to insure a cease fire.)

June 6, 1944: D-Day landings. (World goes nuts! This outrageous aggression by the Allies must not stand!)

June 13, 1944: First German V-1 rocket attack on Britain. (Other nations give mild condemnation of German attack but urge rest of the world to be restrained in their response.)

Sept 1-4, 1944: Verdun, Dieppe, Artois, Rouen, Abbeville, Antwerp and Brussels liberated by Allies. (World urges Allies to negotiate with Axis for peace! World has moment of silence for the German people who may of been harmed in attacks!)

Dec 17, 1944: Waffen SS murder 81 U.S. POWs at Malmedy. (World chides Allies that they had better not treat their prisoners like that!)

Dec 26, 1944: Patton relieves Bastogne. (World outraged! Patton is a "hawk". The fact that the Americans put a man like that in charge of their military shows "they're not serious about peace.")

Feb 13/14, 1945: Dresden is destroyed by a firestorm after Allied bombing raids. (World calls for all allied leaders to be put up for war crimes trial. World expresses "shock and dismay" at Allies "complete disregard" for civilians!)

March 6, 1945: Last German offensive of the war begins to defend oil fields in Hungary. (World comments "Who could blame them after all those allied attacks? Wouldn't you do the same thing in their place?"

April 1, 1945: U.S. troops encircle Germans in the Ruhr (World demands US allow German troops a way out rather than attack.)

April 16, 1945: Soviet troops begin their final attack on Berlin; Americans enter Nuremberg. (World demands that Hitler not be overthrown! He is the elected leader of the German people!)

April 30, 1945: Adolf Hitler commits suicide. (World now very upset! Fears someone "worse than Hitler" may now take his place!)

May 7, 1945: Unconditional surrender of all German forces to Allies. (World upset and concerned about fate of German people. Sends relief groups in to make sure Germans not mistreated!)

June 5, 1945: Allies divide up Germany and Berlin and take over the government. (World outraged! Demands that the "occupation of Germany" end immediately)

Aug 6, 1945: First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan. (World demands Truman be tried for war crimes. Protestors and peaceniks from across the world flock to Japan to act as human shields)

Aug 9, 1945: Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan. (World tells US that dropping atomic bombs will only "create more martyrs" and will encourage more Japanese than ever to turn against the Allies!)

Aug 14, 1945: Japanese agree to unconditional surrender. (World sincerely hopes the citizens on the Axis nations can forgive the Allies for their uncalled for aggression, imperialism, and oppression in this war.)
January 3rd, 2012  
Del Boy
 
Brilliant Der Alte, just brilliant.lol.

Just 2 tiny ommissions - 1940 Aug 23/24 - Del Boy's home and place of birth razed to the ground by LW.

1940- slightly later - Del Boy's next home razed to the ground by LW. Britain will save the site to build the 2012 Olympic Games.
January 3rd, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Well done..., it could not have been any more truthful...
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Boots
January 3rd, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
We are certainly living in a weird old world today.

I thought that I was the only one who thought this way.
January 3rd, 2012  
headwards
 
Del Boy

You were a young child when this happened, so how did your parents go about explaining that men from across the sea kept blowing up your house?

I imagine it was like a boogeyman story.
January 3rd, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Boy
1940- slightly later - Del Boy's next home razed to the ground by LW. Britain will save the site to build the 2012 Olympic Games.
Are you sure it was the Luftwaffe that did this and not Bomber Harris as part of advanced planning for the Olypmics?
January 3rd, 2012  
Del Boy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by headwards
Del Boy

You were a young child when this happened, so how did your parents go about explaining that men from across the sea kept blowing up your house?

I imagine it was like a boogeyman story.
Headwards

I was just 4 when WW11 started in 1939. But no, I never experienced the bogeyman syndrome. Everybody seemed ready to take it on the chin and prepare the sucker punch. Optimism was always the order of the day. I believe that the last big bogeyman of the English was Napoleon ! On the other hand there were times when my favourite game was using all the coastal defences for my own war games. Shallow trenches all around the beaches, huge concrete blocks spaced along the front, concrete pill-boxes, wooden spikes in the exspances of sand, facing the North Sea; great stuff for small boys threatening revenge on Hitler.

The most distressing thing for me was being seperated from my parents for just about the whole of the war, and seeing very little of them. They seperated during that time. By the end I had collected a step-father and a step-mother. That was 1945, by 1950 I was off to sea.

No fear was ever demonstrated that I was aware of in those times; we always seemed confident of prevailing.


Monty B

I say LW because they were very accurate! In a nice road of newly built houses no. 13 was taken out like a bad tooth and replaced after the war.

The Olympic site - well my home was close to an important station where my Dad worked and the whole street was removed, I believe by some sort of floating land mine.

But who knows? The whole area was a mass of football pitches after the war, and many great players are from that era - so in a way they have got their hands on it one way or another. I resent the loss of those massed football pitches actually.
January 4th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Boy
Monty B

I say LW because they were very accurate! In a nice road of newly built houses no. 13 was taken out like a bad tooth and replaced after the war.

The Olympic site - well my home was close to an important station where my Dad worked and the whole street was removed, I believe by some sort of floating land mine.

But who knows? The whole area was a mass of football pitches after the war, and many great players are from that era - so in a way they have got their hands on it one way or another. I resent the loss of those massed football pitches actually.

Why is it that every time I see this picture it reminds me of you...

January 4th, 2012  
Del Boy
 
Because you have a finely honed perception ; that pic hits precisely the attitudes I recall and try so clumsily to describe - you represent it one pic.

As it happens, the thumbs up is just about my favourite response - I use it for example every time another driver gives way or displays politeness towards me on the roads.

Believe me, that pic depicts the optimism I refer to so often.



January 20th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Boy
Headwards

I was just 4 when WW11 started in 1939. But no, I never experienced the bogeyman syndrome. Everybody seemed ready to take it on the chin and prepare the sucker punch. Optimism was always the order of the day. I believe that the last big bogeyman of the English was Napoleon ! On the other hand there were times when my favourite game was using all the coastal defences for my own war games. Shallow trenches all around the beaches, huge concrete blocks spaced along the front, concrete pill-boxes, wooden spikes in the exspances of sand, facing the North Sea; great stuff for small boys threatening revenge on Hitler.

The most distressing thing for me was being seperated from my parents for just about the whole of the war, and seeing very little of them. They seperated during that time. By the end I had collected a step-father and a step-mother. That was 1945, by 1950 I was off to sea.

No fear was ever demonstrated that I was aware of in those times; we always seemed confident of prevailing.


Monty B

I say LW because they were very accurate! In a nice road of newly built houses no. 13 was taken out like a bad tooth and replaced after the war.

The Olympic site - well my home was close to an important station where my Dad worked and the whole street was removed, I believe by some sort of floating land mine.

But who knows? The whole area was a mass of football pitches after the war, and many great players are from that era - so in a way they have got their hands on it one way or another. I resent the loss of those massed football pitches actually.
Those flaoting land mines as you put it were one of the nastier tactics of the war. The were actually seamines that the germans dropped with the sole intention of trying to kill the bomb disposal people who kept foiling the germans mine program .As they would dismantle them and discover there secrets and find solutions to make them ineffective to ships. they dropped them on the land with extra booby traps... But such is war
 


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