they just keep showing up
You mean triple :P.
I looked for where I got the number - a documentry says it. 7 American pilots DURING the Battle of Britain. Maybe your statistic is an overall number that served over the years going beyond the battle ?Originally posted by SylenAzeur:
Please, this is a game you guys. Historical accuracy is one thing, but a fighter game focuses on the fighter aspect. The feel of the plane in the air, the closeness of combat, the aerial stunts that lead you to getting behind a guy so you can fire you .50 Caliber machineguns and blow them out of the sky. Ah saying that just turns me on, but thats besides the point :P.
Everyone did their part in WWII, and correction, there were more then 244 American Pilots that served in Eagle Squadron, of the thousands that volunteered for overseas action in Britain. Of the 244, 16 british were the squadron and flight commanders. So, if anything, there wasn't just "7". Not only are all of you guys ignorant about history, but the fact that none of you have thoroughly researched your claim disgusts me.
To EnglishRedneck, it is not "something like that". That is fact, this is history, and unless you know the exact amount of numbers, what people did, and what happened, don't spout nonsense like that. The same goes for every other person who "takes offense" to this. If anything, the americans, the british, the french, the chinese, the australian, etc..., all did their part for this war. None of them deserve any less credit then anyone else. But if you go around spouting inaccurate historic facts like that, you not only bitterly mock other nations, but you disgrace your own by pretending to be noticed for something you were never part of. Britain helped win the war, so did the Americans, and so did every other ally nation. Thats what happened.
This is a game, this game didn't say it was going for historic accuracy, it was made to give you the experience fighter pilots like those in WWII had to go through, and how they fought. For that, I think this game really did that, even with all the problems it has in its technical aspects.
I also read the number in one or two sources awhile back, but I can't remember where.... I wonder if the info is available online...
Oh, I might add this though.
The very REASON I got into WWII history, was reading about the Battle of Britain. How the RAF, stood against the onslaught of the German Luftwaffe, day and night, day after day. As Hurricanes and Spitfires pitted themselves against ME 109s and Stuka Bombers.
Its a tale that truly got me fascinated with airplanes and just wow, made me really wish I had been up there fighting with them. But they weren't alone.
To Wyzard, to think that men fought alone, and solely alone in war. Then you are ignorant to war yourself. Haven't you seen Band of Brothers? War brings out the brotherhood in men. Knowing that the Americans helped fight, that the British helped the Americans and vice versa. That was what that war turned into. Not about who gets credit. For the men who served there, regardless of nation. If they were reading what you idiots have written, I bet they'd be throwing grenades at us right now telling us to die.
Yeah, 7 served in the Battle of Britain, but I wasn't talking about the Battle of Britain. I was talking about Eagle Squadron. :P Sorry, my facts were confused with your point. Your win on that :P, but it wasn't only the British that fought in the Battle of Britain anyways. Thats one thing I wanted to point out to Mr. Wyzard who started this whole thing.
Everyone did their part. And soldiers in the past don't care as long as people like us who honestly look at history remember what happened there.
Ha ! I'm right !
Number of pilots from each Country that took part in the Battle of Britain.
So yeah, what was that about me spouting nonsense ? Be careful when slating people in future.
And RM, when I was talking about the whole U.S ignorance, I meant pretty much the points you made and didn't mean to sound so harsh. Its just scary at times when you see how clued up a large number of the people are. My Fiancee's brothers have even said stuff thats raised an eyebrow.
But then I guess alot of the education departments there don't see any need to teach kids about history that extends outside the Country. My Fiancee knows quite alot, but thats really down to her having an interest in the subject rather than being given the chance to learn about it. I'm still quite surprised that the U.S doesn't really do that though, seeing as the majority of the U.S population have come from various areas of Europe and Britain (I know they're supposed to be the same thing, but most British tend to seperate themselves from Europeans lol)