View Full Version : christmas peace????

12-03-2007, 12:49 PM
anybody having truble waging war in theese...times of peace?

i mean. theres is such things as christmas peace. Or is it only christmas eve?

well i did shoot down some ai's last christmas eve...the day i got il2 46

another thing

how come there were christmas peace in ww1, and no peace in ww2?
i mean, in 1944 the germans gave the americans in the ardenne a bombardment in present, christmas eve.
not very nice.

12-03-2007, 01:18 PM
Two very different wars, and I believe the Christmas truce only happened in 1914 not long after the war had started so feelings were still pretty lite towards each other.

12-03-2007, 01:23 PM
December 25 1939
On the Western Front... Within the concrete and under the turrets of the Maginot and Siegfried Lines the armies celebrate the first Christmas of the war. The frontline is reported to be quiet. Hitler begins a 3-day visit with German troops at the front, joining in the Christmas celebrations.

In the Winter War... The Soviets repeat their earlier attacks on the north end of the Mannerheim Line with little success, on a cold Christmas Day (-30?C). Helsinki, Viipuri and over 30 other Finnish towns and villages are bombed or strafed. Railway lines are also attacked. Finnish air defenses damage or destroy 20 bombers.

In Britain... King George VI broadcasts a Christmas message to the Empire: "A New Year is at hand. We cannot tell what it will bring. If it brings peace, how thankful we shall all be. If it brings us continued struggle, we shall remain undaunted.

December 25 1940
In the North Atlantic... The German cruiser Admiral Hipper meets and attacks a British troop convoy 700 miles west of Cape Finisterre. The escort for the convoy consists of three cruisers and the carriers Argus and Furious. In the engagement which develops, the British cruiser Berwick is hit but the Admiral Hipper is forced to withdraw to Brest with engine trouble, sinking only one ship on the way. This is the only return for a cruise lasting one month.

December 25 1941
In Hong Kong...The British and Canadian manned garrison at Hong Kong surrender to the Japanese.

On Eastern Front... Soviet offensives continue to succeed before Moscow.

In North Africa... The advancing Allies reach Benghazi and Agebadia. The Axis forces continue to withdraw.

In the Philippines... The US defensive strategy continues with their withdrawal to the second line of defense at the Agno River. Japanese attacks continue.

December 25 1942
In New Britain... The Japanese base at Rabaul is attacked by bombers from Guadalcanal.

In North Africa... Libya, The Axis garrison of Sirte withdraws.

In Tunisia... German forces retake Longstop Hill.

In Burma...Patrols from the 123rd Brigade reach Rathedaung and report that the Japanese have evacuated. This is not the case and actually Japanese reinforcements are on the way

Dec 25 1943
On the Eastern Front... Soviet forces south of Nevel continue attacking and the Vitebsk-Polotsk rail line is cut.

In the Bismarck Archipelago... US Task Group 50.2 (Admiral Sherman) raids Kavieng with 86 aircraft. There are 2 carriers and 6 destroyers employed in the operation but they succeed in sinking only 1 Japanese transport ship.

In the Arctic... The German battle cruiser Scharnhorst under the command of Admiral Bey sets sail from northern Norway to attack convoy JW-55B which has been discovered by German air and submarine patrols. Bey is unaware that the British battleship Duke of York is in distant support of the convoy.

Dec 25 1944
On the Western Front... Allied forces surrounding the German-held bulge begin counterattacking. The US 4th Armored Division, an element of US 3rd Army, aims at relieving the Americans surrounded in Bastogne. Meanwhile, German attacks are halted by American armor at Celles, about 6 km east of the Meuse River, after having advanced about 80 km since the beginning of the offensive in mid-December.

In Italy... German radio announces a withdrawal of some 2000 yards to the northwest of Faenza after heavy battles.

On the Eastern Front... In Hungary, Soviet forces continue to advance west and southwest of Budapest. To the northwest of Budapest, intensive fighting is reported with Soviet forces now less than 100 miles from Vienna.

In Liberated Greece... Fighting between the Greek government forces and the communist forces begins to die down. British forces have actively assisted the government.

In Athens... British Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden arrive for talks with Greek leaders, including ELAS representatives.

In the Philippines... On Leyte, part of the US 77th Division makes an amphibious move from Ormoc to San Juan, on the west coast of the island, north of Palompon, where the Japanese forces are concentrated. The landing is unopposed. General MacArthur announces that the Leyte campaign has ended with Japanese losses totalling 113,221.

12-03-2007, 01:45 PM
Are you chasing a rainbow ?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

12-03-2007, 01:53 PM
"Even now, our capable forces, led by Darth Vader, are striking back on the the rebel insurgents."

12-03-2007, 06:43 PM
how come there were christmas peace in ww1, and no peace in ww2?
That first christmas peace was 1914 and was the last. The reason for there not being another in 1915, 1916,...1941, 1942, 1943,...etc... is that the high level "leaders" on all sides learned not to let it happen again, and were ready to take action if peace ever broke out again between the soldiers. Some history on this in a children's book review no less;

The Game ~> http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/jul2003/xmas-j17.shtml

link not working for me right now, but then it took an hour to get on the ubizoo.

12-04-2007, 09:30 AM
if peace ever broke out again
if peace "broke"???

anyway. that i logical explanations.
sad thing though.

12-04-2007, 09:36 AM
Yeah peace seems pretty borked these days. I think 4.09 will fix that though.

12-04-2007, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by general_kalle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">if peace ever broke out again
if peace "broke"???

anyway. that i logical explanations.
sad thing though. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Let me quote Slayer:
"Can't stop the warring factions
Global tension starts aggression
Peace breaks out then
Breeds contempt unrest"