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Feb
3
comment WWII documentary series with end credits that used a diorama
The World at War does show a top-down view of a moving diorama that sounds like what you are describing. youtu.be/m0mrOeJwXBI
Jan
19
comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
What is pro Nazi/German about it? I condemn all murderous acts regardless of who perpetrates them, just pointing out that it wasn't only the Nazis who committed war crimes, which is factually accurate.
Jan
18
comment What was the fate of most SS members after World War II?
I am not condoning the SS here but the Russians (and others) committed plenty of atrocities themselves but you tend the find the victors write the history books and also decide who gets punished and how. A grave crime that the Germans committed was losing the war - thankfully.
Dec
16
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@HermannIngjaldsson - the British used plenty of bigger ships in Dunkirk too, certainly destroyers and they were generally unharmed.
Dec
16
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
I've edited it to say "relatively" small numbers, the evidence I have seen states around 200 T34s in operation.
Dec
8
comment What was going to be Hitler's next plan after taking Russia?
He'd probably want to do something about those bombers coming over from England - but it's highly speculative as it depends on the timing of when Russia was "taken".
Sep
11
comment From how far away could an experienced and skilled archer hit a man?
possible duplicate of How far could an English war bow shoot?
May
20
comment Did the Roman Empire extend as far north as the Romans could grow wine?
There are currently commercial vineyards in the north of England. yorkshireheart.com
Aug
19
comment When did the Luftwaffe lose air-superiority over the Reich?
They did have one major attack fielding almost every aircraft they could get their hands on - 1st Jan 1945. 1,000 Luftwaffe aircraft took to the skies but it ended up being a waste of resources. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Nordwind
Mar
24
comment How true is the statement “Soviet troops got into Berlin riding American trucks, walking in American boots and using American trains”?
Did the Russians ever pay back what was loaned?
Jul
29
comment How did Allies secure southern flank during “Race to the Rhine”?
Although that doesn't give good reasons either - my understanding is that the Free French forces from North Africa wanted to help liberate their own country and it was easier for them logistically to do this via the Mediterranean as they had recently been involved in the North Africa campaign. It also had the useful benefit of forcing the Germans to fight on another front. So the main reason for Dragoon seems to be political but I am no expert.
Jul
29
comment How did Allies secure southern flank during “Race to the Rhine”?
Wikipedia has more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dragoon
Jul
26
comment Why does the UK buy some of its major military hardware from the USA while France is self-reliant?
Regards the E-3 Sentry, the British did begin to develop their own version of this, the Nimrod AEW3, but it proved so costly to develop and was plagued by various development problems that it ended up being cheaper to buy the US planes.
Jul
26
comment How did Allies secure southern flank during “Race to the Rhine”?
I need to add some more to this reply as I realise it doesn't answer all the original questions,
Mar
20
comment Was the death toll in the atomic bombing of Japanese territory greater than was expected by the US?
The US used the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to test the effective of the weapons, they didn't have a good idea what the effects might be or the death tolls. It was a war crime that these weapons were used but in an attempt to justify their actions the US government said that the bombs meant less casualties overall as there would be no need for an invasion.
Oct
2
comment Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
Excellent answer, many thanks.
Sep
30
comment Why did Operation Market Garden go ahead when the allies knew German armor was in the area?
Apologies. I saw a documentary that had aerial reconnaissance photos showing suspected German armour hidden in the woods around the town. The photographs were reportedly taken a "few days" before the start of the operation, I will try to find some evidence of this on line and post a link.
Sep
30
comment What was the first successful mass tank battle of WW1?
The Germans didn't build many tanks during WWI so there are no examples of large tank v tank battles. The Germans built around 20 of their A7V tanks and also used around 50 captured allied tanks, but there's no record of any battle involving more than 3 German tanks as mentioned above.
Sep
30
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
The quick answer is that Blitzkrieg was designed to lead to a quick war and so avoid the deadlock of the trenches in the First World War. Even Hitler knew he couldn't win a long, drawn out war against superior industrial powers.
May
2
comment Why did the US drop nuclear bombs on a weakened Japan?
Part of the reason was to test the effects of such weapons. That's why they chose targets that were relatively untouched thus far.