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Questions related to aspects of World War II (1939-1945 AD). An international conflict whose major participants were the fascist countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan engaged against the allied nations of the UK, France, China, the USSR, and the USA. The conflict began with the German invasion of Poland and formally ended with the American victory over Japan.

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As this question is now about the mere existence of a certain document from a row of events, and their validity, this answer kept growing due to the necessity to also incorporate circumstantial eviden …
answered Nov 15 '18 by LangLangC
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The Germans knew the minimax principle, looked at the map and statistics and then wanted prevent France from resuming fighting to control the Channel coast and Atlantic coast to wage war with Engla …
answered Jul 2 by LangLangC
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Very short answer: It refers to all cities that were hit by the allied bombing campaign Explanation: As the Economist article is indeed quite succinct, it should be read with a bit more context, quot …
answered Sep 2 '18 by LangLangC
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This was studied in Germany. First it was expert testimonial by empirically experienced medics, then it was seen as results in the field and tested on regular soldiers, and finally on a lot of involu …
answered Aug 9 by LangLangC
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The German state always cared for its soldiers and veterans. The soldiers were paid for as long as possible (long after June 44), receiving regular soldier's pay ("Wehrsold"). After the war they, and/ …
answered Feb 20 '18 by LangLangC
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To pick up from DevSolar's comment: Generally speaking, rationing in the civilian sector is different from what you think of as a military "food ration". There wasn't a box with predefined content …
answered Nov 12 '18 by LangLangC
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For very practical reasons, these pure leisure activities did not take place close to enemy shores, or in climates that were just too uninviting. Close to the "Golden West" of American targets airplan …
answered Mar 22 '18 by LangLangC
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This is subject to interpretation, leading to multiple defensible answers between "yes, several", or "yes, the Americans stay somewhat put" or "no, non at all, they are all long gone". Is this abo …
answered Jan 6 by LangLangC
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This is detailed in Führer directive 45. It was incredibly easy. By just winning the war. Details for this were variously named Fall Blau, Operation Brunswick, Operation Edelweiss… As you see, there …
answered Jul 28 by LangLangC
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Picture 1: Belüftung -– ventilation Picture 2: [Bei] Gefahr alle Schieber schließen – Knöpfe andrehen –– In a dangerous situation: close all sliders – ([start to] turn)/(fasten) all buttons Picture 3 …
answered Jun 26 '18 by LangLangC
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The German campaign in the Caucasus had no real 'campaigning season'. Although typically the Soviet defenders were better equipped for the seasons earlier, the German troops adapted quickly as well. …
answered May 22 by LangLangC
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Q What was Hitler like in private? We cannot know! The vast majority of material available that otherwise might shine some light on this is highly unreliable. Q That being said, we also know …
answered Jun 1 by LangLangC
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The quote is not really implausible. The Deadly 88 — Was the German Flak 18/37 the best gun of World War II? it is said that the Achtachter (Eighteight) was the deadliest weapon of the war, secon …
answered Feb 18 '18 by LangLangC
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The general question is unanswerable for all cases. It is also too unspecific regarding the timeframe. The policies and purposes for all such camps changed over time. A concentration camp was operated …
answered Jul 4 '18 by LangLangC
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It appears there was something like a transient mutiny, or 'something' on U530 Investigators from the Argentine Navy came to the conclusion that there had been a mutiny on U 530, according to whi …
answered Feb 11 by LangLangC

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