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Agent-D

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Osmotic Jae

Subj: Re: Interesting take on WWII
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 at 07:45:01 pm EST
Reply Subj: Interesting take on WWII
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 at 10:39:11 am EST

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http://www.exile.ru/2006-December-15/war_nerd.html

Not exactly a run of the mill take on WWII. Think hes right about Stalin tho.

> http://www.exile.ru/2006-December-15/war_nerd.html
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> Not exactly a run of the mill take on WWII. Think hes right about Stalin tho.

His line about the sequel to Churchhills "fight them on the beaches" made me laugh a little. Through the UK, certain beaches along the east coast still have WWII era anti tank and troop landing counter meassures in place.
Generally these are big cubes about 2 by 2 meters, packed together in such a way that any land vechile would find it nearly impossible to get over it, and most soliders would be unable to squeeze past them, espcially with all their gear on.
The more damaged ones, you can see had iron bars inside them to help keep them together.

Generally these would be guarded by concrete bunkers (most are still around and are used by passerbys as toilets, not official toilets, but you get the picture) that would have a good view of the beaches and any hiding holes on them.

Unless they brought tanks with them somehow, or rocket launchers with fire power enough to destroy these baracades, and some good way to counter the bunkers who snipers could easily pick the enemy off at their leisure. All that, without taking out their own men with the resulting shrapnel.

And even if they did get past the first line of bunkers there were often a second line of bunkers after that.

So "for ten minutes" does sound about right, that's as long as we would have needed. Give or take.


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