Most impressive military achievement in the 20th Century? - Page 11




View Poll Results :Most impressive military achievement in the 20th Century?
The Japanese victory over Russia, 1905. 6 2.47%
The Allied victory in WWI, 1914-1918. 3 1.23%
The Finnish stand against the USSR, 1940. 46 18.93%
The Axis victories in the first half of WWII, 1939-1942. 29 11.93%
The Allied victory in WWII, 1939-1945. 39 16.05%
The Israeli victory in the Israeli Independence War, 1948. 11 4.53%
The UN/USA victory in the Korean War 1950-1953. 2 0.82%
The Israeli victory in the Six Days War, 1967. 30 12.35%
The Arab relative succes in the Yom Kippur War, 1973. 3 1.23%
The Israeli Victory in the Yom Kippur War, 1973. 10 4.12%
The North-Vietnamese Victory in the Vietnam conflicts, 1945-1975. 20 8.23%
The Mujahidin victory in the Afghan War, 1979-1989. 7 2.88%
The Hizballa succses in the Invasion of Lebanon,1982-2000. 4 1.65%
The UN/USA victory in the Gulf War, 1991. 11 4.53%
Other. 22 9.05%
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October 27th, 2008  
BritinAfrica
 
 

Topic: Battle of Britain


In my opinion, the Battle of Britain, against a vastly numerically superior and better trained force.
If Britain had fallen, WW2 could have gone on for a lot longer. Hugh Dowding and Keith Parks handled the battle brilliantly.
October 27th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
The Englanders were able to beat the Italians because they were able to identify their aircraft since they had hair under their wings.
October 28th, 2008  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by AikiRooster
The Englanders were able to beat the Italians because they were able to identify their aircraft since they had hair under their wings.
From what I understand, the Italians only came over Britain once, the RAF got among em and cut em to pieces.
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March 14th, 2009  
gotcha1234
 
The way germany got control of Europe with their panzer tanks was simply impressive for me.
March 14th, 2009  
Del Boy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
In my opinion, the Battle of Britain, against a vastly numerically superior and better trained force.
If Britain had fallen, WW2 could have gone on for a lot longer. Hugh Dowding and Keith Parks handled the battle brilliantly.

This effort is greatly underestimated; I lived through it, I remember the tension, I survived, thanks to others and the strategies and their determination. My father's generation - fantastic; two world wars!

(I am reminded of the time when De Gaulle took France from NATO, and insisted that all American personnel were withdrawn from France. When President Lyndon Johnson was told, he instructed his ambassador to ask De Gaulle if that included the 60,000 American troops buried in France from two world wars; when the ambassador did so, De Gaulle did not answer!

Another great under-estimation - to this day! Am I still pro Churchill & pro-American - for sure. And I have no time for ingrates, because WW11 in Europe was a close-run thing.)
March 14th, 2009  
Balkan-MiG
 
 
I see you didnt add Stalingrad or Kursk

So i voted for the righteos Vietcong victory over the capitalists.
March 14th, 2009  
Partisan
 
 
Too tough, several different ones spring to mind.

1. The Falklands War, sheer guts and determination to tab across the East FI.
2. The Ho Chi Minh trail & its continued use, despite intense air attack.
3. German invasion of Crete 1941.
4. Rhine Company thrashing the cadets of St Cyr at Beerhunter & Centurion (not yet in the history books, but one day...)

However I think that I will have to go for 14th Army at Kohima & Imphal.
March 19th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Boy
(I am reminded of the time when De Gaulle took France from NATO, and insisted that all American personnel were withdrawn from France. When President Lyndon Johnson was told, he instructed his ambassador to ask De Gaulle if that included the 60,000 American troops buried in France from two world wars; when the ambassador did so, De Gaulle did not answer!
I remember a story about an elderly American chap visiting France who got into bit of an argument with a French Passport control officer.

It went something along the lines of.

American “Last time I was in France I didn't have to show a passport.”

French Passport Officer “Impossible, people always have to show a passport, no matter where they come from!”

American, “On D Day in 1944 I didn't show any passport when I landed on the beaches!”
March 19th, 2009  
Del Boy
 
Nice one. As it happens, that day is about to be celebrated by USA and Europe - and our Brit government appear to be treating with disdain and ignoring the occasion.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Normandy.html
March 24th, 2009  
Panzercracker
 
This is rubbish, the only true impressive achievements here are the Finns and Nazi victories, Jews have no place here at all given the state of their enemy and the length of American support, the Allied victory in WW2 is actually a bit humiliating given how much hard time Germany has given them and "relative Arab victory" if a victory is relative its not impressive.


I assume through horrible lack of basic historical knowledge you failed to add the following.

Stalingrad.
Moscow counteroffensive.
Kursk.
Polish victory in 1920 (personally i believe this was the most impressive just after what Finnland pulled off but being Polish i might be biased).
Allied defence of Bastogne.