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HayateAce
10-23-2008, 07:29 PM
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10-23-2008, 07:29 PM
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HayateAce
10-23-2008, 09:17 PM
He died long ago,but this bit hit my tender spot: "Tell my family I am OK, and it has been swell working with you."

Apparently getting lynched by german civilians wasn't too uncommon. That may or may not have actually happened in his case, but I keep reading more accounts about this all the time.

WTE_Galway
10-23-2008, 09:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HayateAce:
He died long ago,but this bit hit my tender spot: "Tell my family I am OK, and it has been swell working with you."

Apparently getting lynched by german civilians wasn't too uncommon. That may or may not have actually happened in his case, but I keep reading more accounts about this all the time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Civilians do not have the detached attitude that combatants have. They have just been bombed shot at lost their home and maybe someone in their immediate family and are not happy about it.

You got far more irrational hatred in the civilian populations than you do amongst the military in a war.

The same thing happened in London during the Blitz, quite a few downed Germans where killed by cvilians before the police could intervene.