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Feathered_IV
11-30-2006, 04:16 AM
This is odd. An approved plan to drop the remains of Japanese soldiers back behind the lines:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=166941<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Ratsack
11-30-2006, 05:45 AM
The Brits did a very successful operation, 'Dead Meat', using the body of a gardener. The stiff was popped in a uniform and washed up on an Axis beach with some plans in his pocket.

Gruesome, but true.

But when it comes to dirty tricks, my favourite is the anti-propaganda leaflet they dropped with a picture of Hitler on it. It was a doctored publicity photo of the Fuehrer, and he was in suitably dramatic pose, with fists clenched, one infront of his chest, the other at waist height. The Brit propagandists had collaged a photograph of a small erection in his lower hand, that went beautifully with Hitler's tight-lipped smile. The caption was a quote from the Great Leader himself:

'What we have, we hold!'


Ratsack

Low_Flyer_MkVb
11-30-2006, 06:16 AM
Tricked the Germans into believing Greece, not Sicily was the next target.

"The Man Who Never Was" links:

http://www.newsoftheodd.com/article1022.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A3031949

Interesting idea with Japanese ashes...would it have swayed opinion? Guess we'll never know.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Airmail109
11-30-2006, 06:30 AM
Reminds me of a biggles book i once when when i was smaller, where he dresses up a 100lb bomb in a flying coat, googles, straw and flying cap then dumps it overboard...over german lines....one a timed fuse....oads of germans come to check it out....then BOOOOM...i laughed<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Heliopause
11-30-2006, 06:38 AM
Well they dropped Bader's wooden legs behind the lines..... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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I was back over the channel when I saw another Hurricane coming from Calais, trailing white smoke, obviously in a bad way.
I flew up alongside him and escorted him all the way to England and waved goodbye.
A few weeks later the same thing happened to me.
That would never have happened in Russia - never". (Erich Rudorffer - 109 pilot)

DuxCorvan
11-30-2006, 07:35 AM
BTW, it was'n an "Axis coast", but Spanish coast. But given the close relations between General Franco and the Axis, they were sure the plans would somehow fall in German hands.

StG2_Schlachter
11-30-2006, 09:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
Reminds me of a biggles book i once when when i was smaller, where he dresses up a 100lb bomb in a flying coat, googles, straw and flying cap then dumps it overboard...over german lines....one a timed fuse....oads of germans come to check it out....then BOOOOM...i laughed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now, that's nice http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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SkyChimp
11-30-2006, 05:49 PM
Didn't the Brits used to fling bodies at the French with catapults?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Feathered_IV
11-30-2006, 06:05 PM
Didn't the Greeks do that too?

The WW2 plan is the first time I've heard of someone doing it to show they are nice guys though.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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SkyChimp
11-30-2006, 07:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Didn't the Greeks do that too?

The WW2 plan is the first time I've heard of someone doing it to show they are nice guys though. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Greeks flung bodies at the french?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Feathered_IV
11-30-2006, 07:26 PM
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DuxCorvan
12-01-2006, 10:23 AM
The origins of Nouveau Cuisine... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

major_setback
12-01-2006, 11:09 AM
Very early picture of a similar thing.

http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/HolyGrail/jpgs/08-moooo.jpg

Footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI7FNNtK40g&mode=related&search=

A very strage thing - Monty Python Holy Grail toys:
http://www.wickedcoolstuff.com/mopyto.html<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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fordfan25
12-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Well last week my BFG 6800gt died a horrible death.My first thoughts were of following it to the grave seeing as i have no cash to replace the old girl. then i rememberd something i read on the box. "LIFE TIME WARRENTY". well i vomited up the Cyanide pill i stole from some sucker named Bond and brethed a little sigh of relef. How ever i rememberd a little wright up on some web site about how a lot of PC hardwear vendors interpet lifetime warrinty as the life of production on the card. well seeing as my 6800gt is around two years old i started to get worried again.

called up BFG tech support. A hottie awnserd the call. i gave her normal info. Hardwear discription of my PC .... then my hardwear config http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif . after a few minutes of laughing at me.... uh i mean with me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif she had me dicribe what the card was doing. i expected to get alot of BS run around about this that or another but to my suprise she told me BFG would be happy to RMA the card for me. No charge. just cost me about 10 bucks to ship it seeing as i put 300 bucks insurence ect on the card. well that was rougly a week ago give or take. got my new card today.

As i sit hear typeing this out while downloading the new Beta drives i cant stop but think what it woulda been like had i bought a card even the same moddle from a deffernt company that does not offer LT warrinties. i would be scewed over.

Now if this story was not enough to impress me with BFG's customer service let me tell you the prequle of this cards saga. It started life as a faulty plain BFG 6800 not the GT. Bought from best buy. the card failed to days after bestbuys BS store warrinty. thay would not take it back so i had to for the first time in my 28 years send a product back to the manufacturer. At the time i felt this was a major hassle as i was with out my PC for a bit over a week. how ever when i receaved the RMA and opend the box what i found was a 6800GT at the time a 100 doller more card than what i bought. happy happy joy joy was the order of the day lol. i figured BFG made a foul up how ever i did not complain http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif well i talked wiyth a few people the other day who has had alot of EXP with BFG and thay said its not to uncommon for that to happen when a customers card goes belley up after such a short time. kinda a "we are sorry" from BFG. awsomeness right?

Also threw the whole transaction i was never qustiond as to weather or not i had OC'ed the card ect. in fact i had many times though not when the card failed.

Just thought id share my exp with ya'll. i highly recommend BFG if your into nvidea cards. i just wish Viewsonic had the same level of support. the 250 dollor 19" CRT i bought for them still sits in my back room wich was fubar from day one but veiwsonic would never give me a RMA do to some BS mix up with newegg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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fordfan25
12-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Well last week my BFG 6800gt died a horrible death.My first thoughts were of following it to the grave seeing as i have no cash to replace the old girl. then i rememberd something i read on the box. "LIFE TIME WARRENTY". well i vomited up the Cyanide pill i stole from some sucker named Bond and brethed a little sigh of relef. How ever i rememberd a little wright up on some web site about how a lot of PC hardwear vendors interpet lifetime warrinty as the life of production on the card. well seeing as my 6800gt is around two years old i started to get worried again.

called up BFG tech support. A hottie awnserd the call. i gave her normal info. Hardwear discription of my PC .... then my hardwear config http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif . after a few minutes of laughing at me.... uh i mean with me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif she had me dicribe what the card was doing. i expected to get alot of BS run around about this that or another but to my suprise she told me BFG would be happy to RMA the card for me. No charge. just cost me about 10 bucks to ship it seeing as i put 300 bucks insurence ect on the card. well that was rougly a week ago give or take. got my new card today.

As i sit hear typeing this out while downloading the new Beta drives i cant stop but think what it woulda been like had i bought a card even the same moddle from a deffernt company that does not offer LT warrinties. i would be scewed over.

Now if this story was not enough to impress me with BFG's customer service let me tell you the prequle of this cards saga. It started life as a faulty plain BFG 6800 not the GT. Bought from best buy. the card failed to days after bestbuys BS store warrinty. thay would not take it back so i had to for the first time in my 28 years send a product back to the manufacturer. At the time i felt this was a major hassle as i was with out my PC for a bit over a week. how ever when i receaved the RMA and opend the box what i found was a 6800GT at the time a 100 doller more card than what i bought. happy happy joy joy was the order of the day lol. i figured BFG made a foul up how ever i did not complain http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif well i talked wiyth a few people the other day who has had alot of EXP with BFG and thay said its not to uncommon for that to happen when a customers card goes belley up after such a short time. kinda a "we are sorry" from BFG. awsomeness right?

Also threw the whole transaction i was never qustiond as to weather or not i had OC'ed the card ect. in fact i had many times though not when the card failed.

Just thought id share my exp with ya'll. i highly recommend BFG if your into nvidea cards. i just wish Viewsonic had the same level of support. the 250 dollor 19" CRT i bought for them still sits in my back room wich was fubar from day one but veiwsonic would never give me a RMA do to some BS mix up with newegg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong.

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boxmike
12-01-2006, 02:10 PM
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/HolyGrail/jpgs/08-moooo.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Something similar in my mind but seriously early versions during medieval ages was to catapult disease deceased people into town/fort under siege, just to spread the disease. No loot very soon though...
The original purpose in this thread seems almost noble compared to that.

After all, a really noble purpose would have been to drop Douglas Bader(a fresh POW) his missing leg. I don not know if that operation was real and the bomber was not shot by the Germans?

Rgds,
- box<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Walter Mitty from Hell.

leitmotiv
12-01-2006, 02:20 PM
The Japanese can be ferocious, but they are also prey to gusts of sentimentality (as most of us are). The plan had some merit. A Japanese bomber pilot flew over the spot where PRINCE OF WALES and REPULSE were sunk the day before and dropped a wreath (see: BATTLESHIP, Martin Middlebrook).

Feathered_IV
12-02-2006, 12:19 AM
Pity some guy spoiled the nobility of the proposal by asking if they could just use any old animal carcass in the urns though. Always one in every crowd.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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"Intelligent, normally observant and answered all questions freely. He was arrogant and proud to be a pilot. Fellow prisoners in hospital consider him mentally unstable."

fighter_966
12-02-2006, 03:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by boxmike:
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Scripts/HolyGrail/jpgs/08-moooo.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Something similar in my mind but seriously early versions during medieval ages was to catapult disease deceased people into town/fort under siege, just to spread the disease. No loot very soon though...
The original purpose in this thread seems almost noble compared to that.

After all, a really noble purpose would have been to drop Douglas Bader(a fresh POW) his missing leg. I don not know if that operation was real and the bomber was not shot by the Germans?

Rgds,
- box </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Operation was real enough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Galland made it possible http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif althoug he said that plane which brings the leg can return safely:R.A.F send some bombers also along the leg and Bader got his leg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif but some germans got some bombs also http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

biggs222
12-02-2006, 04:02 AM
arrgh i knew there was goin to be a montey python reply... dang you beat me to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

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boxmike
12-02-2006, 04:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fighter_966:
Operation was real enough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Galland made it possible http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif althoug he said that plane which brings the leg can return safely:R.A.F send some bombers also along the leg and Bader got his leg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif but some germans got some bombs also http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Noooo! The nation that has my admiration due WW2 would not use such dirty tricks, my world just went down the toilet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Half-seriously, if I had been the German to deliver the package to Bader, I would have handed him a dud bomb first.
- here's your leg, sir.

Rgds,
- box<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Walter Mitty from Hell.

leitmotiv
12-02-2006, 04:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Pity some guy spoiled the nobility of the proposal by asking if they could just use any old animal carcass in the urns though. Always one in every crowd. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There's always one.