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Any World War II enthusiasts?

Always have been since i was a kid.
Being in Germany has been awesome. I have been able to find a lot of interesting stuff nearby.

If there is any interest, i would like to start a thread chronicling my research etc.

Let me know.....first up, will be Erich Hartmann's Burial site if their is interest.

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I've always been interested in documentaries on the WWII but ONLY as a "lesson to learn what to avoid in ones life" kinda thing.

I never cherish them or believed in those ideas....

Sort of like the Hindenburg accident documentary really.

My grandfather fought in the Albania's mountains in 1940 against the Italian army at first.
He was wounded for life with a shrapnel embedded in his thigh from a Stuka Ju 87 bomber raid when the Germans reinforced the Italian army and Greek army was finally outnumbered and surrender.

Next to the village I live, there is another village where the Wehrmacht gathered and murdered some 500 men for participating in rebel army cores. There are still people living there who have lost their father, uncle or grandfather those days.

Lot of pain rises in memory of WWII around here.....but I try to look at it at a documentary point of view and learn from mankind's mistakes in the past.


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I for some odd reason have a connection to WWII movies, documentaries and memorabilia. What people do not know about Indianapolis, it has the second most monuments and parks in the US (besides DC) that honor our war Heros. (As told by a tour guide...) A little stroll downtown will do one good to remember. Our newest being a couple beams from the World Trade Center that were made into a nice monument.

This one reason why the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is such a great place. During any race or event they pretty much treat any active or retired military folks like royalty. For those of you that attend rememberance events or have been to a military funeral, you know that lump that develops in your throat to keep you from crying like a baby.....come and watch the opening events of the Indy 500.....nothing like it in the world.

Every year in honor of those who served, my family and I watch my box set of The Pacific and Band of Brothers. My kid(s) being young and never having to deal with the war or police actions directly, I need them to see what it really takes and may soon take from them to remain free. The other thing I want them to know is who was(is) really America's allies during the worst war ever and to never forget. We just may need them again.

Just recently we lost that last sitting WWII Senator in DC......now it is full of people who have no one to make them understand the full scope of that war and work to do everything to avoid civilization getting to that point again. History repeats itself.....The Crusades are happening again before our eyes again in modern form. (Do some reading here.....it is scary on how much it sounds like today!)

gts, I do evny you being able to visit key locations while living abroad. My dream vacation is to the Isle of Man then on to Belgium into Normandy. This would continue into Northern Africa in Libya (I know, maybe not now) where my Uncle Agot fought and kicked Rummels ass, with a short stay in the island nation of Malta. That place took a beating from Nazi Germany and those folks stood tall. I can appreciate that.

This is starting to sound like the resident Doctor Atif.


So, yeah I can't get enough of WWII movies (either theatre) or John Wayne movies.....


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ok no problem. i will start a new thread and start documenting some sites.

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I would definitely follow along. My Step-Dad was in WWII. He volunteered for Army Infantry and I'm sure he saw the worst the war had to offer. He never talks about it all.
My Mom was born in Frankfurt Germany in 1941. She grew up in post-war Germany, times were really bad then...
Yeah I'd be very interested in your thread.

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