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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 03:15 PM
On the NEW MAP!

Thanks for shoing up today Thunknak


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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 03:15 PM
On the NEW MAP!

Thanks for shoing up today Thunknak


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The world will change when you are ready to pronounce this oath:
I swear by my Life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man,
nor ask another man to live for the sake of mine.

Miss A. R.

XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 03:33 PM
whats a thunknak?

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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:02 PM
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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:05 PM
I had a Thunknak once, but a good surgeon took care of it /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:07 PM
I have a Thunknak first thing every morning.

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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:21 PM
Ahem, what's special about this bridge? I have a feeling I should know this, but I'm having a brain blackout.

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09-12-2003, 04:27 PM
D Day.

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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:30 PM
http://www.normandybattlefields.com/mapphotos/29-pegasus_bridge.jpg


Pegasus Bridge - Looking East
June 12, 1944

"The lift bridge spanning the Orne Canal was captured by British 6th Airborne Division glider troops in the first few minutes of D-day. The three Horsa gliders, visible in the top right brought Major John Howard and his troopers in on time, accurately placing them in position to seize the bridge by rapid surprise. Lt. Den Brotheridge, the first allied death on D-day was killed where the Jeep is standing as he and his men rushed across the bridge from the eastern side. A Bedford 4x4 engineer's truck is returning from the airborne headquarters area to secure supplies from Sword Beach. The drivers, although in Europe, are still driving on the left side as in England."

(From http://www.normandybattlefields.com/img29_pegasus_bridge.htm )




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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:44 PM
Nice pic.

XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 04:59 PM
Very cool picture!



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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 05:06 PM
Nice.

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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 05:19 PM
Very.

XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 06:01 PM
Sooo........

Looks like the bridge is just a lil "UBER" in the game /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

compare the original pic with this one lol
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/12Sep/Pegasus01s.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
09-12-2003, 07:59 PM
I gotta d'l that.




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J_Flyer
02-12-2004, 01:35 PM
Pegasus bridge is the most important part of the whole second world war!

It allowed an important supply route for the allies and a well placed PIAT shot disabled a tank and blocked the road
If the guy had missed with his PIAT then tanks would have recaptured the bridge and Von Lucks panzers would have made a counter attack and pushed the allies into the sea.

Read Stephen Ambroses book Pegasus Bridge.
It is one of the best military history books I have ever read.

The one question his book did raise at the end was why D company of the Ox and Bucks didnt reinforce and be used at Arnham bridge.. seems like a MAJOR flaw in the allied command
Another WW2 what ifs...

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VW-IceFire
02-12-2004, 02:21 PM
Wait? Don't we have this already?

Its on the Normandy map I presume. Where's the bridge?

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Sturmtrooper
02-12-2004, 02:27 PM
"I'm just tryin' to find the bridge , has anyone seen the bridge ?"
"Where's that confounded bridge ?"
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zugfuhrer
02-13-2004, 03:42 AM
I have been there and talked to Hans v Luck and John Howard just where the gliders landed.
You really feel the wings of history there.

The bridge was defended by defensive infantery company of 716:th inf.div wich was a secondrate poorly equipped imoblie division made a hotchpothc of Poles Russians, French and other conscripted troops. The tank was an old french one. The piat was a springdriven minethrower.

The ox and bucks and John Howard should join the Arhem operation but John was badly injured in a car accident with an american lorry and was crippled through out his life.
Hans v Lucks who war regimental commander in 21 armored division. His units reached the atlantic the 6:th of june but was called back by order of the divisional commander.

Read Pegasus bridge by Stephen E Ambrose
and
Panzer Commander : The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck
both are good and nonheroical descriptions of the madness of war

FI.Red.Lichtie
02-13-2004, 04:46 AM
There are some amazing ww2 pics at this site if yer interested.

http://www.after-hourz.com/cod/modules.php?set_albumName=World-War-II-Images&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php

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FW190fan
02-13-2004, 09:27 AM
Wowie!

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Boandlgramer
02-13-2004, 09:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sturmtrooper:
"I'm just tryin' to find the bridge , has anyone seen the bridge ?"
"Where's that confounded bridge ?"
-Led Zeppelin-
"The Crunge"
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LeadSpitter_
02-13-2004, 01:35 PM
its a regular bridge as the pegasus bridge doesnt resemble it at all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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