Battle of the Bulge

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    More pictures at original link.
     
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    Nice pics...thanks for posting them.
     
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    the series band of brothers covers this battle.
     
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    Thank you for posting pictures. While growing up in 60's, I use to look forward to movies from west based on second world war stories. To this day when, I visualize the landing on Normandy beach of all the war theatres sends chill through my entire body. I am in awe watching these young sons of our land walking in to the on coming fire from enemy without any fear. One has to be exceptionally brave and self motivated to take on the rascals of that era.
     
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    They were heroes. I am equally in awe of US Civil War infantry standing in ranks exchanging volleys with the enemy. I would have been like Henry Fleming in The Red Badge of Courage.
     
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    With every generation the war gets easier but more complicated.

    You think fighting in hordes with swords was an easy task ? id pick a gun fight anyday over a sword or axe one.
     
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    Last words of Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson, Guinea Station, Virginia, 3:15 pm Sunday, May 10, 1863
     
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    From Mosby's War Reminiscences by John S. Mosby



    Also supposed to have said,
     
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    W.G. Ewald:

    Your post have raised my curiosity about the war history of USA of the bygone era. I am read as much as possible given the time constraints in todays age we all face. Thank you once again.
     
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    OT, sorry but when I first read the title I thought it was the bulge many of us suffer from!!!
     
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    I agree with you it is hard for us to imagine the scenario of those times. One has to be fearless and I wonder how they prepared themselves mentally to go to war knowing well the outcome.

    It is going to be more complex in the near future once the nations start introducing robotic weapons in the war zones.:scared1:
     
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    I fear the day when robotic weapons become the primary weapons in combat. That would be the day that war simply becomes a game for the people behind the scenes. Right now people naturally try to avoid war because no one wants the bloodshed and human destruction associated with it. But if humans are removed from war, those sentiments will no longer exist.
     
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    Agree. A bullet will in all probably kill immediately but having multiple cuts of sword or spear wounds will take like a little slowly and its quite "cruel" a death.
     
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