Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry

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Who was Superior? British vs German Infantry

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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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What is the superior?
The winner, isn't he?
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an adjective or a noun or a great lake [:D]
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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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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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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. [:D]
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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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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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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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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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Look guys we ALL know that John Mills one the war...[:'(]

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Look guys we ALL know that John Mills one the war...[:'(]

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"Broadsword Calling Danny Boy" won the war.

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John Mills FTW [:D]

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Ah The Queen Mum - God Bless Her (and KGVI too of course) [&o][&o][&o][&o]

[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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"Broadsword Calling Danny Boy" won the war.

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