Poll: Do you personally know someone who was a WW II veteran
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#1
I know this could get ugly with all of the people from different countries out there, but my question is: do you have anyone in your family, or personally know someone who was a WWII veteran?
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#2
I know a guy who was in the first wave to hit Gold beach on D-DAY
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#4
My grandad was flying gliders. He never saw service though, he was posted in India for an invasion of Japan>

Bit of a boner-killer.

I also know someone who was in the Franch Resistance. He's cool.
#5
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i met an ex ss member a few years ago


i hope you did insult him and kick him?

they don ´t deserve better than that...
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#6
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i hope you did insult him and kick him?

they don ´t deserve better than that...


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The American veterans are the same as German veterans, they just speak a different language.

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#7
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i hope you did insult him and kick him?

they don ´t deserve better than that...



well, he was pretty friendly, though the fact, that i look like im half arabic (my dad's from kazakhstan). he told me he has changed his attitude completly. whatever, didnt liked him though, but a pretty funny guy.
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#9
iknow a few. i was an aircadet and got to meet a few. also they come to our school sometimes...
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#10
G.dad was staff-seargent in egypt... heh gotcha
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#11
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Ignorance, Ignorance, Ignorance.

The American veterans are the same as German veterans, they just speak a different language.

Respect those who fought and gave their life.



hats wrong...the SS were trained to torture people. and most of them said they enjoyed it. The americans didnt kill people because they were jews either did the UK.
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hats wrong...the SS were trained to torture people. and most of them said they enjoyed it. The americans didnt kill people because they were jews either did the UK.


Ahh just realised the phrase SS just popped up...

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#13
^^^ it wasnt me that started it...
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#14
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Ignorance, Ignorance, Ignorance.

The American veterans are the same as German veterans, they just speak a different language.

Respect those who fought and gave their life.


WHAT?!

does the name joseph mengele say something to you? he happened to be an SS

all the SS were the real hardcore nazis, they deserved spending the rest of their lives in prison...
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#17
I think my great uncle was among the first wave to hit the beach on d-day, i think it may have been omaha but i may be wrong, my mum told me he said it was hell out there, he made it through though but he passed away when i was about 5 or so.

My grandad was also in the army during WWII i think but he didn't have to do service, he was in the band playing piano, so his talent kind of saved him, his brothers were in WWI though, his friend who i met at my grandads funeral had to serve in the war but i can't quite remember where he was stationed or anything, one of my mums cousins was stationed in africa and i think he retired as colonel or something, my dads dad was on a torpedo boat in japan i think but i never met him.

So yeah, quite a few of my family have been in the war.
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#18
2 uncles. My mother was a USAAF ferry pilot. She flew bombers to England.
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#19
My grandfather was in Italy, he doesn't talk about it much though, but when he does..holy crap...it is really intense. Unfortunately, not many people out of his company survived. He got to see Mussolini being hung up by his toes though
#20
My granddad was italian, but fought on the american side as a radio operator on a bomber.

I never talked to him about it before he passed away
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#21
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i met an ex ss member a few years ago


Yikes.

My grandfather was a radio operator for the Germans, assisted in the invasion of Russia.

He doesn't like talking about it.... can't blame him.

My other grandfather (Belgian side) worked with a tank division, iirc.
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#23
my dad worked with a scotish man , who apparently played the bagpipes on a retreating boat at evacuation of dunkirk.
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#24
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hats wrong...the SS were trained to torture people. and most of them said they enjoyed it. The americans didnt kill people because they were jews either did the UK.


You do realize most German people and soldiers knew nothing of the genocide until 1944-1945, right? Don't generalize an entire elite operations storm force as prison guards. Yes, many soldiers not running the prison camps still did horrible things, but you have to realize this happens on every side in every war.
#25
Great Grandad served in the RAF,
Godfather served in the airbourne
Grandfather served in Palestine.
#26
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I think my great uncle was among the first wave to hit the beach on d-day, i think it may have been omaha but i may be wrong, my mum told me he said it was hell out there, he made it through though but he passed away when i was about 5 or so.

Unless your uncle was American he would have went to Gold, Sword, or Juno beach. The Americans were assigned to Omaha and Utah beaches.
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#27
Grandfather, he did someting with Sonar down in Iwo Jima
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#28
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WHAT?!

does the name joseph mengele say something to you? he happened to be an SS

all the SS were the real hardcore nazis, they deserved spending the rest of their lives in prison...


Josef Mengele - The Angel Of Death, experimented on inmates (Mostly Romanian Gypseys) at Auschwitz, facinated with twins and mutations. Don't go "wiki l0lz" because I knew that before ¬_¬

Even so, SS Members were psychos yes, but they had been influenced by a brutal Fascist regime, you might have heard of a guy called Hitler You would go murdering Jews with propaganda like they had...

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#29
my great uncle is a veteran. he showed me loads of old letters and stuff a few years ago. but i havnt seen him since

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Josef Mengele - The Angel Of Death, experimented on inmates (Mostly Romanian Gypseys) at Auschwitz, facinated with twins and mutations. Don't go "wiki l0lz" because I knew that before ¬_¬

Even so, SS Members were psychos yes, but they had been influenced by a brutal Fascist regime, you might have heard of a guy called Hitler You would go murdering Jews with propaganda like they had...


they even sent the propaganda to kids. with anti jew messages in comics and schools.
#30
Ironically...I have a great grandad who was an officer in the luftwaffe and my other great grandfather was an officer in the R.A.F....strange ,huh?
#31
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Ironically...I have a great grandad who was an officer in the luftwaffe and my other great grandfather was an officer in the R.A.F....strange ,huh?


That's awesome, maybe they shot at each other at one point

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#32
Grandfather was in the first wave to hit one of the beaches on D-Day.

One of the few to survive from his squad... Interesting stuff.

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they even sent the propaganda to kids. with anti jew messages in comics and schools.


The Americans did the exact same thing.

Wartime wouldn't be possible without propaganda.


Even after the war was finished, try to tell me that this isn't propaganda.,

You simply don't hear about the american propaganda, because they were a part of the Allies, who happened to win the war, thanks to Russia.
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#33
Didn't a lot of SS and einsatzgrupen (sp?) become morally depressed after having to shoot mass groups of people? Wasn't that one of the reasons for the death camps?
#34
A bunch of relatives I never met, and some relatives of friends that I know but not too well. I'd be interested to talk to a World War I veteran. There's only 22 of them left.
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#35
^ Indeed, also designed to save munitions and to kill as many as possible with as little human interaction possible

e.g All you had to do was flick a switch to kill hundreds/thousands

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#36
last thursday. these war veterans came to my history class to talk about their experiences...does that count?
#37
My grandpa was a B-17 bomber pilot. He passed away about 7 years ago but my dad told me stories about him. Supposedly one time, the bomber was shot up pretty bad and everyone got freaked out and bailed except my grandpa, who reovered it and flew it home. Then, near the end of the war he was shot down and captured. My dad said that they treated my grandpa well though because he could speak German fluently. Im sure there were Althauses on the Axis side too.

My uncle flew huey's in Vietnam, and he was shot through the knee, but luckily he made it through all right.

My great grandpa fought in world war one and was mustard gassed which had horrible effects on his long term health.

My grandpa on my mom's side maintained bombers in Greenland during early stages of the cold war.
#38
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The American veterans are the same as German veterans, they just speak a different language.

Respect those who fought and gave their life.

well said
#39
Yes the SS were nazis but then people were easily brainwashed in their position.

Everyone always gets on the ass of these regimes with things like their compulsory sterilisation policy for disabled and criminals without realising that the Americans did it first.

Obviously the Nazis were the bad guys but not all of them are evil people, they were fighting for their country.
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#40
My Grandpa was From Poland, i think he Was at Warsaw. im not sure. he later Joined up in the British Army and he was In Italy for the Battle of Monte-something (the place on the Hill) and he also went to Egypt.
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