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




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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September 29th, 2010  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
Interesting choice for your opinion: i would like to offer what i would believe would be my take is on a rag tag army of a few thousand.

I believe that your stated number of the opposing force, either as a North Vietmanese Army (NVA) regular soldier, or as what the US Forces reffered o the local partisan group, called a NVA irregular or "Viet Cong" force is very much under the actual numbers involved. maybe you made a mistake with the actual number, due to non-sufficent information?

what i find a little puzzling is this statement found on this site concerning myths for the viet nam war:

" ...the Communists declared, in an official press release to Agence France, that we had actually killed 1.1 million NVA soldiers".

http://www.rjsmith.com/war_myth.html#bodies

i have not been able to find the actual statement or to verify the source. Can anyone else assist in this?

BTW, im sorry i was gone so long. the satillite internet idea wasnt productive, and its back to slash and grab internet ambushing of friends with computers.

no smiley on this one by the way. the statement made in the opinion just kinda sounds...weird.
I think you will find that you are arguing 2 different timelines here, Hanoi claimed the 1.1 million figure to cover the whole war 1954-1975, the 750,000 figure is for the "second war" 1960-1975.

Apparently the announcement was carried in:
Associated Press 3 April 1995
Washington Post 30 April 1995
But I have been unable to find a corresponding report in either paper.
September 29th, 2010  
Chukpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I think you will find that you are arguing 2 different timelines here, Hanoi claimed the 1.1 million figure to cover the whole war 1954-1975, the 750,000 figure is for the "second war" 1960-1975.

Apparently the announcement was carried in:
Associated Press 3 April 1995
Washington Post 30 April 1995
But I have been unable to find a corresponding report in either paper.
Actually, what he was questioning was Korean Seaboys statement:

"Vietnamese victory: The US was one of the greatest powers of that time, and yet a ragtag army of only a few thousand defeated and humiliated it. The US did everything to defeat it, with bombs, newest weapons, and everything they had. Yet they survived amazingly."

Either figure you wish to use would dispel the statement: "small army of only a few thousand".
Unless, of course, they were repeatedly killed many times over.
January 1st, 2012  
MMM2909
 
I voted for Other. namely the entire Serbian Front and the ammazing batles that have been won by the serbian army in WW1(Cer,Kolubara and the Macedonian front)
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