Are we anti-German on this forum?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Owen, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    We Got your thRed.

    £1000 pouNds or Else.
    Do you take Deutshmarks:lol:
     
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Do you take Deutshmarks:lol:
    I hope not, they've been out of existence for years!!! :lol: Euros is the only currency worth having.
     
  3. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I hope not, they've been out of existence for years!!! :lol: Euros is the only currency worth having.
    Dunno Mate I seen them at the post office once;) but its still pounds and pence where I come from:D
     
  4. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    urgh
    Good post James, agree mostly. Personal on the how you treat folk subject though. My own old man would never have good words for any Uboat crewman. Thats the personal part of war I suppose. It didnt help that they were trying to kill him I suppose.


    My father in passing a rare comment told me that "if you ever saw a tanker going up" it was something which you would never forget , if anything he hated the people who exploited wartime shortages more than he did the UBoatcrew , blackmarket fuel in particular.......
    My grandfather on my mother's side ran a taxi and post war he told my father about buying " aviation fuel from a RAF man "but you had to water the 100 octane down" ( don't know if this bit is true or not , but he maintained it would burn out the engine of a car).
    "Bob" didn't think this clever at all as he knew his father in law didn't know the cost of getting it across the Atlantic and that it ended up in a taxi and pout money in an airman's pocket rankled my old man more than just a little.
     
  5. Stig O'Tracy

    Stig O'Tracy Senior Member

    My father has expressed a distinct distaste for German military parades, goose stepping and the music associated with them. He also doesn't like the German uniforms. He has said they were to flashy and fancy and I think that in his mind this was a reflection of the Germans tendency to glorify war. He has said that Allied uniforms were much more conservative.
    I believe that these were opinions he formed as a young man as he saw the world edging closer to war in the news reels of the 30's.
    I don't know how he feels about the Germans of today but I believe that he still harbours ill feelings towards the German of his generation.
     
  6. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    My father in passing a rare comment told me that "if you ever saw a tanker going up" it was something which you would never forget , if anything he hated the people who exploited wartime shortages more than he did the UBoatcrew , blackmarket fuel in particular.......
    My grandfather on my mother's side ran a taxi and post war he told my father about buying " aviation fuel from a RAF man "but you had to water the 100 octane down" ( don't know if this bit is true or not , but he maintained it would burn out the engine of a car).
    "Bob" didn't think this clever at all as he knew his father in law didn't know the cost of getting it across the Atlantic and that it ended up in a taxi and pout money in an airman's pocket rankled my old man more than just a little.

    Your grandfather may have poured water into gasoline, but the two don't mix. The gasoline will float on top of the water. I guess depending on the amount of water and gasolline and size and shape of the fuel line inlet, there could be some mixing as the liquids are drawn into the fuel line, but there would be no consistent ratio.
     
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  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    What a thread to come back to after a week with a self-fragged hard drive !

    I think that generally this forum dislikes intolerance and I'd guess that the average poster is fairly well travelled and fairly well read. Those of us in the UK and Europe will have had plenty of contact with modern Germans (and not just their lorry-drivers with mullett haircuts and white socks !).

    I can see no justification for the rôle of the German nation during the years 1939 - 45 and this colours how I view the events of that time. In no way can I admire the conduct of their armed forces but this in no way affects my feelings towards modern Germany.

    My personal preoccupation is largely with the British Army but my 1940 focus has brought about an increasing interest in the French and Belgian forces too. Post-1940, De Gaulle becomes too prominent and although I like the French, their politicians are well up there on my most-despised list.

    This forum appears to be most happy when focussing on individuals and small actions rather than the wider scheme of things and I can't believe that help would not be freely given to anyone of any background with regard to family history or specific actions.
     
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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    This thread seems determined to hang around for a while so I thought I'd add a piece.

    The question was "Are we anti-German on this forum ?"

    Before responding I emphasise that I speak not so much as a "Vet" but purely as an individual forum member who just happened to have lived during the frenetic period up to and including what we now refer to as WW2 and who also happens to be Jewish by birth.

    It is an established fact that this forum has always been completely open to any contributor who was willing to abide by the forum rules.

    It is therefore certainly open to anyone who wishes to either post articles showing a German viewpoint of WW2 events or to make enquries regarding one of their family members who served in the German forces.

    In that sense I posit that we definitely are not anti-German.

    However, possible contributors of German background have failed in the past to take advantage of this opportunity and that, in my opinion, is a clear indication that on reading previous postings they have considered that the bulk of present forum members seem to have fairly strong and entrenched positions concerning the possible culpability of the whole German nation during the WW2 period on which this forum specialises.

    If I am correct in my theory then it is patently obvious that they would not feel comfortable posting on this site for the same reason that I do feel comfortable and I have made this very point on previous occasions.

    Ron
     
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  9. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Well done Ron......The End
     
  10. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

    Do you take Deutshmarks:lol:

    I remember them :poppy: when there was 8 to each £1! Bring em back!
    Dee
     
  11. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Sparkesse bank? Whats this then....Can I buy beer chitties with this stuff then?
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I think this thread has run it's course, which I did say a few posts back.
    As Kieron said to Ron's post.
    Well done Ron......

    THE END.
     
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