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Philip Whitehouse

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  1. Philip Whitehouse


    That was me, I think- pleased to be of assistance.
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    I sincerly hope all this advertising represents a significant income-stream, because it's spoiling any debate.
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    I stand to be corrected, but it looks to me very much like a North American B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber. If so ,there's plenty of information readily available about the aircraft.
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    France-Great Britain.

    Interesting. Are you saying that the British were not justified in trying to prevent the French Fleet from falling into Hitler's hands ?
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    Advertising Rubbish.

    Why do we have to put up with it ?
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    The "Maus"Tank.

    According to the News Report. the "Maus" tank might have " changed the outcome of World War Two". Hardly !
  7. Interesting. So what political philosophy would you describe as being "Right Wing "?
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    Accuracy of Stories

    There is a thread that deals with "Myths of the Second World War ". Obviously this is an ideal place to state such inaccuracies.
  9. Actually I've visited the Karelian Isthmus battlefields as both the "Winter War" and "Continuation War" are of special interest to me. Fascinating stuff ! Whether the seige of Leningrad would have taken place without Finnish (passive) participation is a moot point. As you know, they halted at the 1938 frontier before the city and, while they did move along the River Svir towards Lake Onega during the 1941-44 conflict, that was more a strategic consideration than a bid for annexation. THe point I was trying to make is- just as you did regarding the Kurland Pocket- the Battle of Tali-Ihantala was not a part the Seige of Leningrad per se, which seemed to have been the main thrust of the article
  10. Perhaps the article,while giving an account of the exploits of the Warrior Lady,inadvertently gave the impression that all the actions in which she was involved concerned the seige of Leningrad. The article goes on to mention the Battle of Tali-Ihantala -the battle that probably saved Finland from Russian occupation- which again, was fought some way from Leningrad:- near Vyborg (Viipuri)
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    Don't miss seeing the film if you have the chance
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    Today's Post---myths of WW2

    Another persistent myth (or is it ?) concerns the bombing of the City of Coventry on the night of November 14-15, 1940:- the Luftwaffe's Operation "Moonlight Sonata ". The proposition is that Churchill- although being forewarned of the impending raid by Enigma intercepts- nevertheless decided to deliberately sacrifice the city. His motive was to protect a precious national resource which might have been compromised if the enemy had got wind of any additional anti-aircraft resources being concentrated to protect Coventry.
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    The most impressive weapons of war

    A big call. Obviously, almost all "big weapons of war" are out there in the "main history books", and,of course,It depends what history books you have read. Still, if you are referring to items which might be thought to have been overlooked in the popular estimation as being crucial to the war effort (WW2, that is) I would nominate the Studebaker 2 1/2 ton 6 x 6 "deuce and a half" truck.
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    Forgotten battles in history

    That's a very broad brief. Do have any particular conflicts or theatres in mind ?
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    Amidst the otherwise interesting article about the Sopwith Camel there is a picture captioned "British troops fleeing from Dunkirk". The relevence escapes me.