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Pirschjaeger
10-28-2005, 01:26 AM
Hi All,

Over the years, I have noticed many wrong assumptions and myths about Germans and Germany. I decided to search for info to disprove or prove these. Here's a link for some of the most common. In the least, it is interesting reading.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa021024a.htm

Any other contributions to this thread would be informative and appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
10-28-2005, 01:26 AM
Hi All,

Over the years, I have noticed many wrong assumptions and myths about Germans and Germany. I decided to search for info to disprove or prove these. Here's a link for some of the most common. In the least, it is interesting reading.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa021024a.htm

Any other contributions to this thread would be informative and appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Fritz

Ruy Horta
10-28-2005, 04:22 AM
Nice site, I especially enjoyed the Jesse Owens and Devil Dogs pages.

The latter reminds me much of the whole Fork-Tailed Devil debate.

Interminate
10-29-2005, 12:13 AM
Danke.

TAGERT.
10-29-2005, 12:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Hi All,

Over the years, I have noticed many wrong assumptions and myths about Germans and Germany. I decided to search for info to disprove or prove these. Here's a link for some of the most common. In the least, it is interesting reading.

http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa021024a.htm

Any other contributions to this thread would be informative and appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>The myth that the Germans invented the rocket.. Do a search of Goddard, and note that his patents from the 20s and 30s were used on the V2 in the 40s