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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 5/29/2020 1:10:40 PM   
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Well, I'll just have to re-take Alexandria!

LoL! Who am i kidding?!

I can't even scratch these tanks...
anti-tank, M3s, Crusaders, B17 bombers, artillery, ...

Not a scratch :(
Will the Shermans have better luck?
Will I ever GET any Shermans?





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/4/2020 4:05:40 PM   
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Well, the CW is rocking back on its heels,
in a corner and on the ropes.

Here is an interesting German newsreel.
This is what's going on outside Cairo ATM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaiK1qCqDdc

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/10/2020 5:41:53 PM   
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@CW turn 187 (July 1, 1942)
News of the World
https://archive.org/details/1942RadioNews/1942-06-25-CBS-News-of-the-World-AM-Edition.mp3

West of Cairo, the desert swirls around the clash of Armies!





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/11/2020 10:16:50 AM   
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Damn, Axis looks close to a decisive victory.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/11/2020 5:35:28 PM   
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Yes, he is (in fits and starts) beginning to push me off the board.

But, I have been getting some pretty beefy reinforce / reconstitute
East ... of Cairo. And that is not much territory there,
but hold it, I must.

Rommel is definitely hell-bent on hemming me up there.
On the bright side, CW is maneuvering for a left hook.

My only concern right now, is that unit that is HEAVY HEAVY Panzer,
I can't seem to put even a scratch in it.

That one unit of his could wreak havoc.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/13/2020 5:03:13 PM   
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@turn CW 189

Hurricane 2, flying recon over the raging tank battles west of Cairo, reports:

"THEY GOT 'EM!! I think it was 25s, or maybe the six pounders,
shot 'em right down the SNOUT!!! GIVE 'M HELL BOYS!!! WWOOO WWOOOOOO!"

10 Heavy Panzer, that were making their way toward the Great Pyramids,
ARE BLOWN OUT THE DESERT!!!!

"Time flows slowly in the Land of the Pyramids .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cEuZikZ3eE



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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/13/2020 5:15:57 PM   
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Meanwhile, in Cairo, MPs desperately try to make way for the Valentines,

(200 PLUS, how many tons is that?
(That's a lot of steel.)

through the teeming mobs of desert peoples seeking refuge in Cairo;
and the CAMELS! omg the CAMELS!!!
CAMELS EVERYWHERE!!!!!


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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/15/2020 9:37:18 PM   
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Not only do I like your AAR, but the links you share are really cool!

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/18/2020 3:50:32 PM   
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Thanks, I've just recently found some of those links,
like the Periscope Films web site,
they have an awesome collection of old news reels I haven't seen before.

And the archive.org I found that I can search out old radio down to the month,
have found some interesting links there. I put a few of those in the FitE1 thread or maybe it was the Russo-German War one.

I really liked that Spike Jones one, "The Feuheres Face" LOL
They really give boost to "atmosphere" when I am playing

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/23/2020 5:37:53 PM   
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@CW turn 196 (Aug. 1, 1942)

The British Valentine Tanks arrive and engage ....
destroying over 100 German Panzers that were headed for the Pyramids from the SW!!

You can't see them here (they are under that Combat Results list)
but many Rat Patrols have made there way around to the rear of this Axis army,
between them and the Wadi Natrun.

The trap is sprung!!





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/24/2020 5:33:57 AM   
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How the...

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/24/2020 3:56:36 PM   
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@CW turn 197 (August 5, 1942)

French Engineers repair the bridges at AlQanitir al-Qahiriya,
paving the way from Qalyub, Baktim, Al Mansuriya, and ... CUC-a-MON-ga!

Codeword of the 8th Armored is broadcast: "GO!!!"
The 8th Armored and 4th Infantry are fresh and full divisions,
finally sobered those chaps up after their adventures in Cairo.

They lead the left hook, 4th Infantry provides jabs to the body,
9th Australians ready their right cross ....
POW!!!!
1st SA and the FR Foreign Legion hold the Nile.

Early reports of 10 Italian Caro Veloce tanks destroyed,
(it was only about 100 German tanks we got last time,
there are a couple dozen more, looks like they are retreating....

hundreds of British Valentines are racing through the desert at top speed,
while German and Italian infantrymen and mortarmen are dropping like flies.





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/28/2020 4:53:56 PM   
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@CW turn 199 (August 12, 1942)

The 51st Infantry (Highlanders) join the fray!!

I need that airfield at the Wadi Natrun.
My kitty cat like to sit in my lap while I move,
he likes to watch the little chits move around.

So I put a little sand kitty on the map for him LoL
He says, "SERPENTINE!! SERPENTINE!! Move like cat in desert!"

Germans / Italians are having a rough time out there.
I figure, with all those engines and the heat of battle....

must be a good 130F in the shade out there.
LoL WHAT shade??
Brits bring camels of waters from Cairo,
put them out there on hill tops,
just barely where Rommel can see them from afar,
and dream of all the water over there.





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/28/2020 7:24:23 PM   
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Churchill visits the troops, inspiring them on toward the Natrun airfields.

"A Bloody good stroke of a blow, give 'em Hell, Boys!"

On a more somber note...he pays respect to the fallen at their final resting place....
lights another cigar .... and says, "Give 'em Hell."

Then, it is back to London.

"HEY THERE GENERAL! You gonna stay for supper w/ us?"

"GO TO BLAZES, SOLDIER!!"

a silent newsreel, but gives good idea of environs. Sand. Sand EVERYWHERE!
AND WHAT'S THAT SMELL????
Oh ... camels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTY6sgFV-s0




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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/29/2020 4:56:51 PM   
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Neat encirclement, but the northern side seems a bit too weak.

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 6/29/2020 5:09:17 PM   
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:)

Fr. Foreign Legion is stocking the Nile up there with ferocious ... and hungry ... CROCODILES!!

They have trebuchets, are launching camel meat over to over there side, luring the crocodiles onto Germans.

CHOMP CHOMP a crocodile video (couldn't find an oldie from the 40s, but this one pretty good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIqlD7lANA

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 7/4/2020 4:26:49 PM   
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"In jungle, strong always win."
----------------------------------Tarzan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cwh_PBB5OU

Shermans appear!!!!!!
US is sending help!!!!!

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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 7/4/2020 7:28:31 PM   
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@CW 203 (August 26, 1942)
zoomed out, you can see where
Monty is beginning to get that Wadi Natrun
and its airfield





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 7/4/2020 7:33:09 PM   
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near end of CW203, Greeks come on line.

A daring raid (cannot see here)
by SaS RAT PATROL does significant damage to German air outside Alexandria





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RE: CfNA 40-43 (GeneralJCL [DAK] v Hellen [CW]) - 7/10/2020 1:39:52 PM   
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@CW turn 206 (Sept. 5, 1942)

American B-24s rain Death From Above ....
Alexandria is re-taken!!
but can it hold....





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