WW2talk or WW2f ?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Ron Goldstein, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Well... at least the ones who can swim !:unsure:
    The French Quarter was high and dry. It's about 6 feet above sea level there you know. Even if the water does get deep, most of the bars and restaurants have balconies.
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Jeff, Blighty is an affectionate term for Britain (as in WW1 term 'by George my dear chap, I do believe thats a Blighty', which loosely translated means 'that wound will get you sent home for treatment:D).
    Awe, I know, I was just mussing with you.
    As for Lestershire I take it you mean Leicestershire?;).

    Yep, I was just spelling it as it sounds to my Southern ear when y'all say it.
    Still none the wiser mate, don't have a map of Alabama to hand, need to look up my atlas. In England I am in the County of Essex, North East of London but, confusingly, a London Borough, just inside the M25, the biggest car park - sorry, ring road - in Britain (maybe the world). I should know, I spend a lot of time most days parked - sorry - travelling on it!
    Isn't most of the southern third of England now a borough of London? You have about 80 million people where we have 4, in just about the same space as Alabama.
    Might try the trip to Alabama!

    Mike
    What are you waiting on? Come in April or October.

    Me neither, but we can visit there. They'd get a kick out of the WW2 Museum.
    And the food. They might actually find out what good food tastes like.
     
  3. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Thought you were pulling my pi**er Jeff.
    Not quite up to 80M yet but to be honest we really do't know how many are living in this little overcrowded former WW2 aircraft carrier just off the coast of Europe!

    Alabama still sounds good, not sure about the food though.

    Mike
     
  4. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Sure 'nuff, the food's good. But come between October and April. Too g0dd@mn hot in the other half of the year, that and having to dodge hurricanes is a bit chancey too.
     
  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'm not registered on WW2f and don't really feel inclined to sign up if I'm not likely to participate but I did just find my way there.

    Would anyone who's a member mind telling this enquirer that his Grandfather probably defended Bergues ?

    The BEF in Belgium - World War II Forums

    Bergues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If he wants to learn more then he'll probably need to come over 'ere !

    Cheers, Rich
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'm not registered on WW2f and don't really feel inclined to sign up if I'm not likely to participate but I did just find my way there.

    Would anyone who's a member mind telling this enquirer that his Grandfather probably defended Bergues ?

    The BEF in Belgium - World War II Forums

    Bergues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If he wants to learn more then he'll probably need to come over 'ere !

    Cheers, Rich

    I don't post on there anymore but having just read the post Rich I concur Bergues seems to be the obvious answer. Hopefully someone will steer him over here.
     
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Never really been and I'm quite happy here where my friends are.
     
  8. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

    Havent tried the other forum and wont be as I like this one and the others with which I am already registered. I dont have the time to keep up with you guys as it is!!!! Mind you rehearsals for playing several parts in MacBeth don't help!
    Dee
     
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Oh? What parts are you playing? How do you manage if they are supposed to appear in the same scene at the same time? :)
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Dee

    do you mean the
    The Scottish play"
     
  11. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

    Dee

    do you mean the
    The Scottish play"

    CL1 Yes I do mean that one... Its only not safe to say it when actually in a theatre.
    Za (of the great bouncing elephant) Fortunately my 3 parts are not on at the same time... My main part is Witch no 3 (OK typecasting and I have a witch before!) the others are mostly on and off stuff...

    Dee
     
  12. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Take it or leave it. My following comment that is.. I have found that the relationship to actual scources of information..provebable facts matters and is at the forefront of the ww2 talk site. Other sites sometimes let the need for a credible scource slip by for one of opinion or screaming like a banshee. The knowledge base here is predominantly based on researched proveable scources in the main. As I say take it or leave it.
     
  13. freebird

    freebird Senior Member

    All this respect between forums, all so bloody civil!! ;)

    If any of you ever make to Alabama, THE tourist destination for the discerning European traveler, please plan on visiting with me. If you were to superimpose a map of Great Britain over Alabama, I am about where Lestershire is.

    Just curious, has either forum ever had a "meet up" where a bunch of members get together for a few pints? (cold brew for the Americans :D )

    I went to one from another forum, it was good fun.
     
  14. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    All this respect between forums, all so bloody civil!! ;)



    Just curious, has either forum ever had a "meet up" where a bunch of members get together for a few pints? (cold brew for the Americans :D )

    I went to one from another forum, it was good fun.
    I think that it has been attempted, but never pulled off. A hand few of members have met up before for discussions over beer, or touring WW2 sites but that's about it. I think there are several threads dedicated to that idea.
     
  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    One of the less palatable aspects on paying a visit to ww2f is to have this sort of error message flash up on one's screen.

    "This site may harm your computer"

    I can take a hint and so will stay well away until the coast is clear :unsure:

    Ron
     
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    It's not that the site may harm my computer, what it will certainly harm is the amount of time I may have left for actually living a life :)
     
  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    It's not that the site may harm my computer, what it will certainly harm is the amount of time I may have left for actually living a life :)


    That's why I stay with this Great Forum. OK I'm a coward;) but I was once with the BBC site, but found it very Political and full of slanging matches, with little moderation.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  18. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Just curious, has either forum ever had a "meet up" where a bunch of members get together for a few pints? (cold brew for the Americans :D )

    I went to one from another forum, it was good fun.

    No, but we have threatened each other with it.

    I met up with David Layne a few years back to tour the Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola.

    I've also spent an evening with A-58 whilst my wife and daughters were at a concert.
     
  19. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter

    I've not had the pleasure of meeting up with any of the members, but hope that it may happen some day! I certainly consider that some have become friends.
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Had a brief look at the ww2f site this morning and spotted this introduction from a new member:

    New to the WWII Forum!!! Glad I found it!!!
    Hello all!!!

    My name is Chris and I am from NW Pennsylvania. Let me start off by saying that I am glad I found the site. I hope to learn, from the great members of the forum, as much as I already know. I am a firm believer in that a person can not know too much.

    I became really interested in World War 2 in high school. On the first day (a Friday) of the WWII segment of tenth grade American History class, my teacher told all the students not to bother bringing our history books to class for the next six weeks. You can imagine the reaction of the class when he said that!!! He told us to "bring a three-ring binder, a couple different color highlighters and our brains to class on Monday. Because this is going to be your best six-week period of tenth grade!" Let me say that he was right!!! Everyone stayed involved. Even the "slackers". Anyways...we all learned so much, and no one in my class got less than a "B" for a final grade. He kept everyone that interested. But enough about that...

    My main area of interest of WWII may seem a little controversial, but everyone has their favorite parts. In no way do I condone what Adolf Hitler did during his time of "rule", but the way that he empowered the entire country of Germany to buy in to his beliefs is astounding to me. Hitler, even though he did what he did, can not be discredited as to how much of a great leader he actually was. That being said, we had our great leaders, too. Presidents Roosevelt and Truman; Generals Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Bradley and Eisenhower; Admirals Nimitz, Halsey and McCain; as well as numerous others.

    My personal library contains well over 1000 books, most of which are related to WWII in some fashion. My two most prized possessions in my "library" are a first printing of Mein Kampf in German; which I got as a college graduation present; and a "first translation" edition of Mein Kampf in English. Both of which are very valuable, of course. They are both displayed in a glass case, along with a Hitler youth knife and an original authentic War Merit Cross medal. I am currently in negotiations with private collector to acquire an original Panzer Badge and an original gold German Cross.X

    Enough of boring everybody!!! Like I said, I am glad to have found this site!!! I can't wait to dive into some conversation about my favorite piece of history.
    Last edited by Deuce and a Half; October 20th, 2011 at 07:17 PM.

    Now I know why I prefer to spend my time on this site !

    Ron
     

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