Why World War Two??

Discussion in 'Historiography' started by von Poop, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    Me thinks that amongst the forum members there are also those who read Commando, War Picture Library and similar. Come out and show yourselves.
     
  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Yes, we all read those and many more, and like Owen says Airfix, Matchbox, Britains, Action Man etc all plays a part.

    Growing up in the 70s I was fed a diet of my dad's stories of Anzio, my grandfather's of Dunkirk, my Nan's of the Blitz, and my various uncles' stories of just about everywhere. Films like A Bridge Too Far did little to discourage me. And finally, when I was 12, I got chance to visit Normandy. Since then I have been visiting battlefields all over the world, and not just WW2.

    As Kitty said, we should not forget that we still have the men of WW2 with us - but not forever. Go out and speak to those veterans today; their memory, and what they did should never be forgotten.

    And as for collecting, well Herr Von Poop, for those of us who frequent places like Beltring there is no cure... !
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Me thinks that amongst the forum members there are also those who read Commando, War Picture Library and similar. Come out and show yourselves.
    Owen and I are quite content to be outed on that score mate, we outed ourselves :cool: . I still buy 'em when I see 'em and pass 'em on to my brother. Interestingly the weaponry, campaign & equipment diagrams inside the covers are actually quite good :eek: .
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    Paul, Cure for collecting rusty Beltring-Junk... Cashflow.
     
  4. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Paul, Cure for collecting rusty Beltring-Junk... Cashflow.

    Yes, true. We all suffer from that one. :(
     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    You ain't seen nothing till you've seen Barbie and Cindy jump out of the bathroom window whilst strapped into Action Man's parachute. :D


    Barbie and Cindy, strapped together... in the same parachute. I am sure Owen has told me about videos like that... :D

    Interesting it was the bathroom, too.! ;)
     
  7. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Barbie and Cindy, strapped together... in the same parachute. I am sure Owen has told me about videos like that... :D

    Interesting it was the bathroom, too.! ;)

    :eek: You are a very wierd man Paul. They made seperate jumps and the bathroom window was the only one I could reach when I was 6 years old.

    Excuse me while I go and get the mindbleach from under the kitchen sink.
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    :eek: You are a very wierd man Paul. They made seperate jumps and the bathroom window was the only one I could reach when I was 6 years old.

    Excuse me while I go and get the mindbleach from under the kitchen sink.

    Ok - only having a laugh. I had an imagine in my brain of this story being described over few pints of lager, and couldn't stop laughing. I must keep taking the tablets... :cool:
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Thinking about it 'Action Man' was writ large in my early ww2 interest..
    Most of mine either perished on the infamous 'bedroom window death slide' or fell to that famous weapon, The French Banger.
    And then there was 'The Calvary Incident' but maybe better a veil was drawn over that....

    He did tend to have a bit of a torrid time with passing Cindies/Barbies didn't he.
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Action Man and Tommy Gun went to Cindy's Strip Club once.
    I was playing with an older girl. I wanted to play War but she told me they had to take Cindy's clothes off.
     
  11. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    You have just entered...the Twilight Zone.

    I take it the Beltring is like a Gun show on steroids in the UK???
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Action Man and Tommy Gun went to Cindy's Strip Club once.
    I was playing with an older girl. I wanted to play War but she told me they had to take Cindy's clothes off.

    What for?:p
     
  13. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

  15. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Bad Moderator! [​IMG]
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I take it the Beltring is like a Gun show on steroids in the UK???
    Transatlantic translation:
    Beltring is:
    The War and Peace Show 2006, Beltring - Largest military vehicles show in the world!
    Not just the vehicles, over 1000 trade stalls.

    The event strikes me as significant in illustrating just how large the ww2 interest is. The very fact that such a show can exist underlines that the level of attention to the war is exceptionally strong, and from a few years of going seems to be expanding. Thousands of people visit, they all may have different reasons for attending but they are all a part of the surviving fascination with the conflict.
     
  17. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Transatlantic translation:
    Beltring is:
    The War and Peace Show 2006, Beltring - Largest military vehicles show in the world!
    Not just the vehicles, over 1000 trade stalls.

    The event strikes me as significant in illustrating just how large the ww2 interest is. The very fact that such a show can exist underlines that the level of attention to the war is exceptionally strong, and from a few years of going seems to be expanding. Thousands of people visit, they all may have different reasons for attending but they are all a part of the surviving fascination with the conflict.

    That will be a destination someday!
     
  18. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Me thinks that amongst the forum members there are also those who read Commando, War Picture Library and similar. Come out and show yourselves.

    Oh! You mean British Army training manuals!
     
  19. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Action Man and Tommy Gun went to Cindy's Strip Club once.
    I was playing with an older girl. I wanted to play War but she told me they had to take Cindy's clothes off.

    Thats the problem. Those dolls are getting too life like. I once spent christmas ripping action man off of barbie!
     
  20. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Thats the problem. Those dolls are getting too life like. I once spent christmas ripping action man off of barbie!


    Well...Hitler playing the banjo was priceless:D :D :D
     

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