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MessagePosté le: 06/11/2012 20:53:26    Sujet du message: Le saviez-vous... Répondre en citant

En anglais mis très facile à comprendre!!!

Very interesting WW II Trivia

You might enjoy this from Col D. G. Swinford, USMC, Ret and history buff.
You would really have to dig deep to get this kind of ringside seat to
history:

1. The first German serviceman killed in WW II was killed by the Japanese
(China, 1937), the first American serviceman killed was killed by the
Russians (Finland 1940); highest ranking American killed was Lt Gen Lesley
McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps. So much for allies.

2. The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham, USN.
He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age.
His benefits were later restored by act of Congress.

3. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top US Navy command was called CINCUS
(pronounced 'sink us'), the shoulder patch of the US Army's 45th Infantry
division was the Swastika, and Hitler's private train was named 'Amerika.'
All three were soon changed for PR purposes.

4. More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.
While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was
71%.

5. Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter
pilot. You were either an ace or a target. For instance, Japanese Ace
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a
cargo plane.

6. It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with
a tracer round to aid in aiming. This was a mistake. Tracers had different
ballistics so (at long range) if your tracers were hitting the target 80% of
your rounds were missing. Worse yet tracers instantly told your enemy he was
under fire and from which direction. Worst of all was the practice of
loading a string of tracers at the end of the belt to tell you that you were
out of ammo. This was definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy.
Units that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly double and
their loss rate go down.

YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE THIS ONE........

7. When allied armies reached the Rhine, the first thing men did was pee
in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston
Churchill (who made a big show of it) and Gen. Patton (who had himself
photographed in the act).

8. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City, but they
decided it wasn't worth the effort.

9. German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

10. Among the first 'Germans' captured at Normandy were several Koreans.
They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured
by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were
captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they
were captured by the US Army.

AND THE BEST FOR LAST....

11. Following a massive naval bombardment, 35,000 United States and
Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands. 21 troops
were killed in the assault on the island. It could have been worse if there
had been any Japanese on the island.
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MessagePosté le: 07/11/2012 10:41:39    Sujet du message: Le saviez-vous... Répondre en citant

C'est la 9 que je prefère (je suis du metier) good

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MessagePosté le: 07/11/2012 11:12:37    Sujet du message: Le saviez-vous... Répondre en citant

Effectivement la 9. est excellente mais la 11. c'est aussi incroyable Razz
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MessagePosté le: 07/11/2012 12:32:19    Sujet du message: Le saviez-vous... Répondre en citant

Oui! je trouve la 9 géniale!!!! Tu tire la chasse!!!
Herr Kapitaine!!! On a un problème!!!! "glou glou"!
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MessagePosté le: 08/11/2012 13:36:16    Sujet du message: Le saviez-vous... Répondre en citant

Pour les coréens, il y a un film qui vient de sortie Far Way (bien) et dans 39/45 magazine de novembre 2012, il y a un article.

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MessagePosté le: 12/03/2013 10:28:35    Sujet du message: Le saviez-vous... Répondre en citant

Je reviens sur l'U-120. Il a été saboté le 2 mai 1945 à Bremerhaven. C'est l'U-1206 qui est perdu en avril 1945 suite à un problème de toilette.

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