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Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 7/31/2020 11:59:48 AM   
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Greetings to All,
Yet another interesting video analysis of British Vs German infantry in 1940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwoKTe19etI
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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 7/31/2020 4:11:04 PM   
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What is the superior?
The winner, isn't he?

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 7/31/2020 8:30:04 PM   
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an adjective or a noun or a great lake

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 7/31/2020 8:42:57 PM   
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The British bayonet was the size of the Roman short sword. But the British soldier may have been from Nepal who has his own knife. How many Germans survived a night meeting with them?

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 7/31/2020 10:17:13 PM   
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Greetings RangerJoe,
British allies, French Moroccan Goumiers, also specialized in knife fighting in North African and Italian campaigns against German forces with great success.

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/1/2020 1:07:07 AM   
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Greetings RangerJoe,
British allies, French Moroccan Goumiers, also specialized in knife fighting in North African and Italian campaigns against German forces with great success.


In World War One, the Germans called those the Devils. They called the US Navy's infantry the Devil's Dogs.

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/1/2020 7:08:25 PM   
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The British bayonet was the size of the Roman short sword. But the British soldier may have been from Nepal who has his own knife. How many Germans survived a night meeting with them?


The British were superior in terms of tea and fire support, which as we all know are the key determinants of military performance.

The German system of Auftragstaktik, or "Mission command tactics", was initially inherently superior but failed during the war due to the requirement that all orders be expressed as one compound word. With the increasing sophistication of warfare, the words became too long to be trasmitted over the radio or indeed shouted over the battlefield.

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/2/2020 2:47:36 AM   
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The British bayonet was the size of the Roman short sword. But the British soldier may have been from Nepal who has his own knife. How many Germans survived a night meeting with them?


The British were superior in terms of tea and fire support, which as we all know are the key determinants of military performance.

The German system of Auftragstaktik, or "Mission command tactics", was initially inherently superior but failed during the war due to the requirement that all orders be expressed as one compound word. With the increasing sophistication of warfare, the words became too long to be trasmitted over the radio or indeed shouted over the battlefield.

Yes. For example, late in the war the Germans may be launching a counterattack in Austria. Perhaps their objective was the headquarters of the Association of Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services. Well the German for that is something like, "Erobern Sie das Hauptquartier des Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtenge".

A bit of a mouthful


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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/2/2020 3:29:15 AM   
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The British bayonet was the size of the Roman short sword. But the British soldier may have been from Nepal who has his own knife. How many Germans survived a night meeting with them?


The British were superior in terms of tea and fire support, which as we all know are the key determinants of military performance.

The German system of Auftragstaktik, or "Mission command tactics", was initially inherently superior but failed during the war due to the requirement that all orders be expressed as one compound word. With the increasing sophistication of warfare, the words became too long to be trasmitted over the radio or indeed shouted over the battlefield.

Yes. For example, late in the war the Germans may be launching a counterattack in Austria. Perhaps their objective was the headquarters of the Association of Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Services. Well the German for that is something like, "Erobern Sie das Hauptquartier des Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtenge".

A bit of a mouthful



Especially if you have had a few gute grosse biers!

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/2/2020 9:52:14 PM   
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BTW, Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtenge is (sort of) a real German word. The Association of Subordinate Officials of the Head Office Management of the Danube Steamboat Electrical Service actually existed (before WW1 I think).

Generating these ridiculously long words is a kind of joke amongst German speakers. Mostly they're not really used.


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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/3/2020 7:47:18 AM   
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If the British had perfected the Worlds' funniest Joke they would have won hands down! - As long as none of them read it
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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/7/2020 12:01:42 PM   
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Look guys we ALL know that John Mills one the war...

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/7/2020 2:47:53 PM   
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Look guys we ALL know that John Mills one the war...

Cheers
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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/7/2020 3:09:16 PM   
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Look guys we ALL know that John Mills one the war...

Cheers
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YES! Three cheers for Corporal Tubby Bins!


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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/8/2020 11:41:39 PM   
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Look guys we ALL know that John Mills one the war...

Cheers
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I thought it woz the Queen Mother who won the war for us? Her, Vera Lynn and George Formby.

Ice Cold In Alex.
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I saw generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with a crayon and dispose of enemy concentrations, that were on the ground and on the map, with an eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/9/2020 6:36:07 AM   
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Ah The Queen Mum - God Bless Her (and KGVI too of course)










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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/9/2020 10:20:54 AM   
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"Broadsword Calling Danny Boy" won the war.




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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/9/2020 11:46:44 PM   
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John Mills FTW

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/12/2020 10:42:06 PM   
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Ah The Queen Mum - God Bless Her (and KGVI too of course)

[some shocking images of a woman pretending to win the war.]


Anybody else and I would apply Poe's Law but I know you mean it.

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I saw generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with a crayon and dispose of enemy concentrations, that were on the ground and on the map, with an eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?

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RE: Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry - 8/13/2020 4:49:12 AM   
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"Broadsword Calling Danny Boy" won the war.



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Great. Love this movie.



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