Time travel

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Peter Clare, May 12, 2006.

  1. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    With all due respect to your learned dissertation, I'm still voting for the brothel idea! While your theorem makes perfect sense I'm led to believe that Owen discovered a means to shrink himself and travel back in time safely encapsulized within a breast implant. I'm afraid that after a long day in the brothel he would have neither the energy or inclination to do any harm to the two dictators.
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  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Here you all are writing as though Time Travel was just a fantasy.

    How wrong you are !

    Consider my trip to Trieste in 2007.

    My wife and I were on our way to a week's stay in Venice when I twisted her arm and we arranged to spend three nights in Trieste on the way out, a city to which I had never returned since 1946.

    At 0600hrs, leaving she who must be obeyed sleeping in the hotel, I made my way to Piazza Goldoni armed only with a map, my camera and a snap from my Army Album showing me sitting on a balustrade with the square behind me.

    The map indicated that I must now turn right, so I did, and then the time machine told me I had reached my destination. I was back in 1946.............. no mistake and no possible argument.

    I was aged 23 again, feeling much fitter and certainly stones lighter.......... I was a young man with the war over and my life before me.

    The square was just as I knew it and I wandered round and marveled at my ability to cast myself back into a long gone era. I took photos to prove to myself that I had returned and that all was as I'd left it.

    How dare you suggest that Time Travel is a fantasy !

    I've used Time Travel and it works.

    So there !


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  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer


    Of course not many here will be able to display the same arguments :)
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Ron...That has got to be one of the best 'Then and Nows' ever !
  5. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Burma...Sittang bridge....I'd be heared saying...Oh eck...you dont want to do that mate...
  6. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Gin Drinkers´ Line, Clark Field, Shanghai Bund, Khota Bahru, all during the first week of the war in the Pacific.

    Also, the Corinth Channel when the fallschirmjagers came down in '41, and finally, during the evacuation of Berbera, in British Somaliland, also in ´41.
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    A great post, but I thought that you would have photographed your Tardis:D

    Where you involved in the Policing action with regards to Tito's moves in the area?
    I seem to recall that my father mentioned that reason for being in Trieste.

  8. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    If youve ever been on a bus in malta youd know time travel is possible...
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  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Where you involved in the Policing action with regards to Tito's moves in the area?
    I seem to recall that my father mentioned that reason for being in Trieste.

    That's exactly what our "raison d'etre" was in Trieste as this little piece tried to explain.
    BBC - WW2 People's War - Civil Police in Trieste during the unrest

    Cheers !

  10. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    I forgot Palembang during early '42, with oil-smoke darkened skies, KNIL troopers running all around and Hurricane strafers overhead, getting rid of a whole lot of Sons of Nippon a mile or so downriver; and with 7th Armored Stuarts´during the long retreat towards India, going toe to toe with Type 95´s somewhere in Burma...
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    The trouble with posting similar items on more than one website is that when you are looking for something you have to first ask yourself the question "Where the hell did I post that bloody item ?"

    Over the years since WW2 (and that's a bloody long time for starters) I've managed to get the odd "Then & Now" picture and I certainly posted one of them on this thread at Comment #42

    I also remembered posting other "Then & Now pics" on 2ndww2.blogspot.com
    and after some searching I was able to find them under the title of "Returning to old haunts" at WW2 - The Second World War

    I hope you will forgive me linking the two together so that when I want to find them again they will be in the one place, here, and on a website that I find myself visiting at least several times a day.

    Sobering thought....... does that make me a nerd ?

  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm afraid it probably does mate.
    (But don't worry, everyone has to secretly approve of nerdism really. We all know that without it our tellies wouldn't switch on, and would be rubbish little things, the Internet would collapse, and nothing serious would ever get done... Personally, I'm an out & proud nerd supporter.)

    Back on the time-travelling (which ain't gonna happen without nerds either) :
    Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act - Television Tropes & Idioms
  13. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    As Bill Gates has noted, be nice to Nerds because you will likely end up working for one!
  14. sparky34

    sparky34 Senior Member

    a bit sad maybe , but i would like to be in the trench with the BRADFORD PALS at
    SERRE 1ST JULY 1916 . 30 minutes before they went over the top ..
  15. gunbunnyB/3/75FA

    gunbunnyB/3/75FA Senior Member

    to be honest, there are so many places and times that to be able to pick just 1 would be nigh on imposable for me.
  16. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    To be with the Henry Tandey the poor Tommy who "let Adolf go" and whisper in his ear "that bastard will kill 20,000,000 unless you squeeze your trigger".
    If possible let him have a quick time travel forward say ten minutes before he encountered Hitler.
  17. Theobob

    Theobob Senior Member

    Alexandria 47BC
    i would be an aide to Ceasar,and i would advise him not to play with fire.
    It resulted in the burning down of the Great Library,losing untold books on ancient civilizations,one of the great crimes of all time.
  18. Stig O'Tracy

    Stig O'Tracy Senior Member

    If I traveled back in time and bumped off Adolph, I might be undoing myself at the same time as my father met my mother in Scotland during his time the the RCAF. Still it would be very tempting,especially if he was on one his anti Semitic - Grossdeutschland rants a the time.

    If I did go back in time I think I'd like to do it in true Flashman style given that military leaders of lore were pretty careless with their soldiers lives.
  19. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    My time capsule would take me to Normandy and see my late father as a 22 year old in action. He was very reticent to discuss any of the horrors of war. When questioned about a particular action, he would say " Son, forget about that...let me tell you about this French girl I met outside " ....of some town.
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    10th May 1940.

    I'd be stood on the French Belgium border and shout 'STOP !' :icon_police:

    Hammer time

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