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shifty_26
04-20-2009, 12:56 PM
maybe it's old?

but it's cool nonetheless

http://english.pobediteli.ru/

shifty_26
04-20-2009, 12:56 PM
maybe it's old?

but it's cool nonetheless

http://english.pobediteli.ru/

Odemkirtariy
04-20-2009, 01:34 PM
Yeah, I found the website last 9th may. Anyway, we are approaching 9 may again.
I really don't understand why here in Belgium, they don't celebrate victory day, on 8th may or 9th may, whatever. They have a remembrence day for First World War, but none for second world war... what a pity.
In my homeland they celebrate it as it should be. The least we can do is to remember our old ones, our veterans, our heroes, our simple fathers who picked up a weapon to defend their dearest and their homeland, our simple mothers who engaged themselves in the supporting role and those who even fought in the first ranks. To remeber the war in all it's uglyness and glory.
We shal never forget our veterans and the war. But also those Germans who fought for the right causes against the system in Germany at that time and understood that it was wrong. I bear great respect for them too.

People today, and esspecially the younger generation, are rarely conciuos about second world war. Wich was one of the grossest of all wars.
I fear for the time when people will start to forget about it. That's why I am so sensitive about it, I may sound sentimental. But I think it is needed to say it.
Great guys here on the forum. We somehow remember it on our way. But that's important. To remember. Not to talk about plane X, Y or Z but to REMEMBER! Not to talk about gun X, Y or Z, but to REMEMBER! Not to talk about engine X, Y or Z, but to REMEMBER!

McHilt
04-20-2009, 01:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shifty_26:
maybe it's old?

but it's cool nonetheless

http://english.pobediteli.ru/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very nice to see history like that!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thanks for sharing...

shifty_26
04-20-2009, 01:39 PM
i am only 19, and it's amazing at how little my generation knows about the second world war. I bet 75% of the people my age know absolutely nothing about the eastern front.

Insuber
04-20-2009, 04:13 PM
Amazing job, I really enjoyed it. Well done. Shifty, thank you very much for the link.



Bye,
Insuber

crucislancer
04-20-2009, 04:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shifty_26:
i am only 19, and it's amazing at how little my generation knows about the second world war. I bet 75% of the people my age know absolutely nothing about the eastern front. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the link! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I think it really depends on where you get your knowledge from. When I was in school, talk of WWII was limited to an outline and some major battles. Unless you have an interest in the military (I was an Army brat, with relatives that served in WWII, so I was interested) I doubt people would take it any farther then that. That was the 80's, so I have no idea how they are teaching it in schools now. My kids will know enough going in that they will teach the teachers if I have anything to say about it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The other day my Dad gave me some of his WWII books, and there was a book on Omar Bradley that I had used for a book report when I was in 4th or 5th grade, don't recall exactly. What a blast from the past.

danjama
04-20-2009, 04:50 PM
Thanks for the link, never seen it!

I think here in England it depends entirely on your circumstances growing up. I was unfortunate to grow up in the area i did, but i was fortunate enough to have a good friend there who got me into WW2 aviation, and i have been hooked since, at the time i was 6/7, i'm now 21. All of my friends have a good knowledge of WW2, mostly ETO though. Outside of my circle of friends, younger kids especially, i'm not really sure. From the outside we may get the impression they are disinterested and don't know much, but i'm sure there are people just like me, becoming interested due to some sheer lucky encounter or event. There will always be people keeping the period alive, i'm sure of that.

Codex1971
04-20-2009, 04:53 PM
Here's one that has just been setup about ANZAC cove (WW I - 1915).

http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gallipoli/

Treetop64
04-22-2009, 08:02 PM
I'm one of only 12 Americans that have even heard of the eastern front! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

jus kidding...

But seriously, that link is one of the coolest things I have ever seen regarding that front. Very cool indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Pobediteli is permanently bookmarked.

Thanks for sharing