Conflicts other than WW2.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by von Poop, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Jack-a-row

    Jack-a-row Junior Member

    The Vietnam wars
    Thirty years war
    six day war
     
  2. slaphead

    slaphead very occasional visitor

    Having spent 5 years in a salt mine in Poland my dad learned the language and developed a soft spot for the Poles.
    That and the bit in the Battle of Britain film with the over exuberant Polish squadron has fostered a soft spot for me too.
    I'd love to know more about the Poles and the Norse in the time Hamlet is set (Act 4 scene 4)
     
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  3. beeza

    beeza Senior Member

    Boer war particularly, çause had a great uncle in that lot with two tours of the
    place, eventually settled in S.A.
    WW1 cause most of my immediate relatives fought in that one, father, both grand
    fathers, uncles and cousins - the lot.
    David
     
  4. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    WW 2 is my main interest, for reasons stated in the Introductions thread.

    Others would be the Falklands, because so many important lessons were learned there.

    Certainly Afghanistan (since I do my duty) and Iraq for its relevance to Afgh. But those are both history in the making; cannot tell whether to call them history quite yet.


    Slaphead: My ancestors came from Poland. Having been there on exercises failded to spur an interest. Maybe I should see a shrink ?
     
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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'm starting to rekindle an interest in the Age of Marlborough.
    I'd like to know more about Prince Eugene, anyone know a good book on him ?
     
  7. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Second World War for me.

    Love to see details of the huge amount of artifacts uncovered, mostly in the old east by "Amateur Archeologists".

    The German T34 was excellent.

    Would like to know of websites covering this subject.
     
  8. beeza

    beeza Senior Member

    I am interested Victorian wars from about 1879 and WW1 cause I had close relatives
    in both - am a member of the appropriate forums for those periods, and in WW2 çause I was a little shaver during that period.
    David
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Love to see details of the huge amount of artifacts uncovered, mostly in the old east by "Amateur Archeologists".

    The German T34 was excellent.

    Would like to know of websites covering this subject.
    Polish Forum that's always worth a shufti, translate works OK on it:
    Google Translate - Discoverer

    & Detektorweb's really good for this stuff, but much harder to navigate as the translate doesn't always seem to take too well:
    Google Translate - Detektorweb

    If you've somehow not visited, Lerenfort is a fine site for dug-up things too:
    WW2 Battlefield Relics

    ~A
     
  10. jainso31

    jainso31 jainso31

    Afghan Wars 1838-1939 and the Korean War-the latter would have been my war ,should circumstances have been different.

    jainso31
     
  11. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    The Rhodesian wars - both the Victorian Matebele War and later rebellion and the 'Independence' struggle post UDI where a small army developed new techniques of airborne warfare - the Fireforce Concept - also interesting in this war were the Independent Companies and the Territorial Battalions. I believe the RLI and RAR Fireforce troops still hold the record for the most combat jumps.
     
  12. CharlesXII

    CharlesXII Junior Member

    I am really surprised that Napoleon does not figure - easily the greatest commander since Alexander.

    Just been reading about how in the retreat from Moscow he crossed the Beresina,with the 30000 remainder of the Grand Armee pursued by three Russian armies 4 times stronger than him and still fooled them into thinking he was going to use a ford - in the meantime built a bridge (twice) and crossed with the majority of his force.

    The Mansteins, Montgomeries, Pattons and Zukovs don't even get close.

    So many battles, so many nations and so much information we could gather together.
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I am really surprised that Napoleon does not figure


    Why be surprised on a forum with a high proportion British members?
    He was French & he lost.
    :p
     
  14. bern

    bern Senior Member

    The American civil war is a recent interest, I recently scanned through a book called I think was something like "What if...". It looked at what would have happened to the U.S if the war had been won by the south?. The actual name of the book eludes me i wish i had written it down any ideas?.
     
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  16. bern

    bern Senior Member

  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I am really surprised that Napoleon does not figure - easily the greatest commander since Alexander.

    Just been reading about how in the retreat from Moscow he crossed the Beresina,with the 30000 remainder of the Grand Armee pursued by three Russian armies 4 times stronger than him and still fooled them into thinking he was going to use a ford - in the meantime built a bridge (twice) and crossed with the majority of his force.

    The Mansteins, Montgomeries, Pattons and Zukovs don't even get close.

    So many battles, so many nations and so much information we could gather together.

    Yeah, and he abandoned the army to his Marshal Ney and fled to Paris, just like he had done in Egypt. After losing. Twice. At least.
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Why be surprised on a forum with a high proportion British members?
    He was French & he lost.
    :p

    I've met plenty of British Napoleophiles. Seem to recall an Uncle had a large portrait of him in the hallway...

    Yeah, and he abandoned the army to his Marshal Ney and fled to Paris, just like he had done in Egypt. After losing. Twice. At least.

    A Portuguese chap, not too keen on Napoleon & his works?
    Imagine that! ;).
     
  19. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    WW2 dominates my interest but WW1 is a close second and beyond that it's The War of 1812 or as we Canadians call it, "The War of Southern Aggression".:D
     
  20. PBI_1944

    PBI_1944 Member

    The other era I research, study and reenact is the French Indochina War (1946-54):

    Legion Etrangere en Indochine 1946-54
    index

    When the dust dies down my other interest is the Mexican Civil War, 1905-1930 primarily the history behind the Villista's (Division del Norte) and the Punitive Expedition.
     

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