Thought I'd start a nice shiny new thread for some REASONABLE discussion of the Eastern Front. Comments by a new member underline that we're not very good at doing this without resorting to shouting (I include myself in this) so lets see if we're all bright enough to do it. Politics will inevitably flare up (50 years of cold war will do that) but there is now 'the politics thread' where shouting can be tolerated, could the Mods request a shift there if any bother at all breaks out. There are some very 'black' topics that could be covered but surely we could cover them in a friendly manner? On this thread lets try and ignore post-war references and concentrate specifically on ww2/great patriotic war issues. It's 50 years of post-war mistrust that contributes to the fog over the eastern front, let's see if we can skirt it a little. Imagine Granny is reading! Imagine a 9 year old is asking for his school project! Imagine that we all want to learn just a little more about the Eastern Front! BE NICE!! Who's gonna start it off then? anyone got a burning eastern front question we can all have a jolly nice chat about?