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Expose of what german soldiers really knew of atrocities.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gasbanni, 16 Sep 2012.

  1. gasbanni

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  2. alumni

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    Oh dear,
    No doubt the resident Neo Nazi will pop in and say they all died of Typhus.
     
  3. joe-90

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    Who knows? Excerpts from a 'best selling new book' make me wonder. When there is money at stake the truth goes out of the window.
     
  4. namsag

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    Enough about the bible Joe ;)
     
  5. joe-90

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    The bible is a good example of popular fiction presented as fact.
     
  6. JohnD

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    gasbanni is right, there are no depths or cruelty and inhumanity to which people will not sink

    however he is mistaken in thinking this is confined to people who speak German

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/23/ndiku-mutua-castrated-pliers

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ture-rebels-including-Obamas-grandfather.html

    http://www.britains-smallwars.com/Palestine/kidnap.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai_lai

    don't worry, it isn't just soldiers who speak English, either. No nation has clean hands.
     
  7. EddieM

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    Very true John British history is not covered in glory, what we did to the Indians and Boers for instance is absolutely disgraceful.
     
  8. sooey

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    They didn't like it up 'em.
     
  9. EddieM

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    didn't let them get anything in 'em either, we starved countless to death.
     
  10. AronSearle

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    I'm confused.

    Did any serious historian ever hold the opinion that the it was only the SS, and that the general citizenry had no involvement?

    That seems like a pretty silly thing to think.
     
  11. sooey

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    Yes this country has committed plenty of atrocities, there would never have been an empire otherwise.
    But a bit less of the "we" if you please.
    At the time most of my ancestors would have been half starved as well, and probably most of yours unless you come from a very privileged background.
     
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    I dare say your ancestors, wherever they lived, also have a history of cruelty and violence
     
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  13. EddieM

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    its a royal we as in the British empire builders who were routinely ruthless. Yes we (or certain we's) got very rich by raping foreign countries. My ancestors were all farmers, so ate fairly well.
     
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    I expect your farmer ancestors oppressed the poor landless peasants and homeless itinerants.
     
  15. EddieM

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    probably, not defending anyone, to get their land they would have had to oppress someone I'm sure.
     
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