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    Spookycolt has been banned from this thread. Please do not respond to their posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    BTW, I was so ill-informed, I thought the US fought the Korean War alone, apart from South Koreans, until not long ago.

    Turns out, 1950's movies are not always historically accurate. Who could have guessed?

    Lol.

    We had Canada, Austtralia and 19 other nations fighting alongside US soliders. Absolutely gruesome fighting, too.
    Well it was a United Nations issue, there better be other nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Thanks for proving my last point. I love how trolls do that...it's quite special. There is another that does it all the time. Fucking hilarious.



    Oh, and Mr. I'mnotanhistorian'sasshole, there were no Australians in the Ardennes.
    I had a good friend that was in the Ardennes, he was a First LT artillery spotter attached to an infantry company, two hours after the German Offensive started he was the sole surviving officer in the company. But, sorry to say, he was not Australian....
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    TBH, I think we are giving Spookycolt an excuse by assuming he is a kid. From things he has written, I think he is a lot older than me - and I am no kid. His comments in this thread are more indicative of a soured old man, whose horizons have been limited by never stepping outside his own section of society - let alone examining other societies.

    I come from an old military family, and lost my dad as the result of military conflict, and while I am not an Australian, I know enough of military history to recognise that the Australians are, man for man, probably the most effective soldiers on this planet. I suggest anyone who doubts that, should Google the Kokoda Track, then have a look at Australian achievements in WW1. Look up Fromelles, the Somme, Bullecourt, Messines, Passchendaele and Villers–Bretonneux. There are memorials to Australian soldiers across western France - and the French are not given to unduly praise other nations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    TBH, I think we are giving Spookycolt an excuse by assuming he is a kid. From things he has written, I think he is a lot older than me - and I am no kid. His comments in this thread are more indicative of a soured old man, whose horizons have been limited by never stepping outside his own section of society - let alone examining other societies.

    I come from an old military family, and lost my dad as the result of military conflict, and while I am not an Australian, I know enough of military history to recognise that the Australians are, man for man, probably the most effective soldiers on this planet. I suggest anyone who doubts that, should Google the Kokoda Track, then have a look at Australian achievements in WW1. Look up Fromelles, the Somme, Bullecourt, Messines, Passchendaele and Villers–Bretonneux. There are memorials to Australian soldiers across western France - and the French are not given to unduly praise other nations.
    Nice to see you Leo2, how you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    BTW, I was so ill-informed, I thought the US fought the Korean War alone, apart from South Koreans, until not long ago.

    Turns out, 1950's movies are not always historically accurate. Who could have guessed?

    Lol.

    We had Canada, Austtralia and 19 other nations fighting alongside US soliders. Absolutely gruesome fighting, too.
    Yup. It was a UN force. Many people don't realize that the Korean Conflict (it was never technically a war) has not ended. There is only a truce in place. Technically the Allies and N. Korea are still at war. The Korean DMZ is regarded as the most dangerous place on Earth and N. Korea has pre-sighted over 10,000 artillery pieces on Seoul.

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    Bourne

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