El Alamein

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by spidge, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. MikB

    MikB Senior Member

    Do stop bickering about our war leaders. Of course they made mistakes - everybody does - and the nature of war is that the butcher's bill for such mistakes is high. But they didn't have the hindsight we have in such detail today, and whatever their faults, they didn't sell us out to the enemy when things looked bleak, and they brought us through. The 'if only' game can be played by anyone. Leave them in peace - they earned it.

    Regards,
    MikB
     
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  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Do stop bickering about our war leaders. Of course they made mistakes - everybody does - and the nature of war is that the butcher's bill for such mistakes is high. But they didn't have the hindsight we have in such detail today, and whatever their faults, they didn't sell us out to the enemy when things looked bleak, and they brought us through. The 'if only' game can be played by anyone. Leave them in peace - they earned it.

    Regards,
    MikB
    Great post MikB :D
     
  3. MikB

    MikB Senior Member

    Great post MikB :D

    Hmmm... do I detect just the faintest edge of sarcasm, I wonder?.....
     
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Hmmm... do I detect just the faintest edge of sarcasm, I wonder?.....
    Actually I was not being sarcastic. I genuinely thought your post was a good one and I agree with its sentiment. Even if I get sucked into these arguments on occasion.
     
  5. MikB

    MikB Senior Member

    Actually I was not being sarcastic. I genuinely thought your post was a good one and I agree with its sentiment. Even if I get sucked into these arguments on occasion.

    Thanks, then. I wondered if I was stating the bleedin' obvious to people who thought it not worth considering.

    Regards,
    MikB
     
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  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    There is a link to the El-Alamein mueseum in the town. The Shop Dummies are a hoot but there is a collection of vehicles on display both Allied and Axis:

    The Al-Alemein War Museum in Egypt
     
  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

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  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Wow, so it is! For some reason I had "November" in my head.
     

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