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  • Gadzooks Batman, can they be serious?

    Read a fine article in the latest issue of World War II Magazine concerning the Long Range Desert Groups in North Africa. Sadly, they mistakenly credited the troops of the Commonwealth with the many acts of valor committed by those units, when anyone who ever watched that classic American television series "Rat Patrol" knows that it was the Americans who were in charge . Are there any other examples of history being twisted in such a way?
    Last edited by sherlock; 02 Jun 10, 21:27.
    If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went when they died-Will Rogers

  • #2
    Yep, the Yanks won the Battle of Britain by providing a gallon of unleaded and half a dozen fighter pilots.
    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.


    • #3
      And U-571 was a documentary I tell you!


      • #4
        Hey now..... don't brust our bubble.
        My worst jump story:
        My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
        As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
        No lie.

        "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
        -2 Commando Jumpmaster


        • #5
          Originally posted by broderickwells View Post
          And U-571 was a documentary I tell you!
          I thought it was a movie.
          In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes
          - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman, author, and scientist


          • #6
            When I was a young lad at my first job in the London Stock Exchange one of my mentors was a LRDG of the most mild mannered, quiet, unassuming guys you would ever meet BUT had a rack of medals to show on Nov 11... and a hell of a guy to get a story out of ( taught me a lot before I took the Queens shilling then dollar).....One of the loudest,bombastic blowhards was a Capt (who had to be addressed as "Captain") who had never set foot out of the country (UK) during WW2.....


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