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Dec
15
comment What was the tactical benefit of using flamethrowers as weapons?
Yes this is why I agree that the soldier is still at risk
Dec
14
comment What was the tactical benefit of using flamethrowers as weapons?
It's not what you said but I must add that contrary to movies, in real life if a bullet hits the tank it doesn't explode.
Dec
13
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Dec
13
answered Would the USA staying out of WWI have prevented WWII?
Oct
16
comment What military first used fire support bases?
In the discussion page of the wikipedia article on FSB they talk about the South Korean marines that might have been the first to use this in Viet-nam. Also wasn't it also one of the tactics of the french army in the Indochina War (and Dien Bien Phu one badly executed FSB?)
Jan
26
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Jan
26
comment What happened to the French soldiers evacuated at Dunkirk and elsewhere in 1940?
They were shipped back to France to continue fighting, but then the armistice was declared. Anyway it was not that easy to be later a "free french" as it means becoming an outlaw from the army, with possible repercussions on family in France in uncertain times.
Jan
19
comment How come all the major WW1 rifles were bolt action?
I guess a french rifle would be nice in your list (lebel?)
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
20
comment Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
In WWII russians were fighting for their home, not to defend communism. I think the song is more about this (soldier going to war).
Sep
20
comment Why Napoleon was not executed or imprisoned?
Just to add that the Bastille was demolished at that time.
Sep
19
comment Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
as far as I know it's not a "communist" song and it was indeed very popular even in other countries
Jul
12
comment Why did Nazi soldiers do Hitler's bidding?
When you say Nazi soldiers, I don't think you separate SS from regular army. Maybe they should be.
Oct
18
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Oct
18
revised Who gave King Richard I the title Coeur de Lion?
it's "coeur" in french
Oct
18
suggested approved edit on Who gave King Richard I the title Coeur de Lion?
Oct
17
comment Why wasn't the Republic of Ireland invaded (by either side) in WW2?
The UK and then US invaded neutral Iceland though...
Oct
17
comment When did homosexuality become unacceptable in Europe?
What I mean is that in ancient Greece yes some kind of homosexuality was more or less common like pedastry but as far as I remember it was not well regarded to have say 2 men of the same age having a relationship. So I think even at those time, male homosexuality attracted scorn
Oct
17
comment When did homosexuality become unacceptable in Europe?
I don't think homosexuality was that common nor that very well seen in ancient greek or rome time.
Oct
17
comment What was the first recorded use of Aerial Weapons in warfare?
French revolutionary troops used balloons at the battle of Fleurus in 1794 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bataille_de_Fleurus_1794.JPG)