WWII Started 80 years ago today


Walter
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A sad anniversary.
 
Blackleaf
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It stared on 1st September and ended on 2nd September.

World War Two: German president asks Poland to forgive Nazi ‘tyranny’

BBC News
1 September 2019

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland's forgiveness for Nazi "tyranny", 80 years on from the start of World War Two.

Mr Steinmeier and other world leaders are in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict.

Speaking in the capital, Warsaw, Mr Steinmeier apologised for the "horrific war" unleashed by Germany.

"This war was a German crime," he said in a speech.

His Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, and US Vice-President Mike Pence also delivered speeches in front of crowds and heads of state on Pilsudski Square.

Mr Duda denounced Nazi Germany's attack as "an act of barbarity", while Mr Pence praised Polish people, saying they "never lost hope".

Earlier on Sunday, two other commemorative events were held in the cities of Wielun and Gdansk, where the first German attacks of the war happened.


Mr Steinmeier and Mr Duda lit candles at a commemorative memorial

"Wielun was to show what kind of war it would be, that it would be a total war, a war without rules, a destructive war," Mr Duda said.


Wielun was the first Polish city bombed by Germany during World War Two

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49541111
Last edited by Blackleaf; 2 weeks ago at 10:17 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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The European part of World War II started 80 years ago, if one is such a fool as to think that one date or one event was the start.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

The European part of World War II started 80 years ago, if one is such a fool as to think that one date or one event was the start.

That's right.

You guys joined in at Half Time.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

A sad anniversary.

Maybe, your side will win the next time around.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's right.
You guys joined in at Half Time.

Yes, when it became obvious that the world needed adult intervention, we reluctantly gave it.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Yes, when it became obvious that the world needed adult intervention, we reluctantly gave it.


"Adult intervention" ...

http://youtu.be/PrHs8CWDzmc
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"Adult intervention" ...
http://youtu.be/PrHs8CWDzmc

We tried calming y'all down, but in the end, we had to take off our belt. . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1tf8lv_yak
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

We tried calming y'all down, but in the end, we had to take off our belt. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1tf8lv_yak

Most people don't realize that those are just the iddy-biddy baby bombs that are used as detonators for the real deal.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

A sad anniversary.

only for racists
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Most people don't realize that those are just the iddy-biddy baby bombs that are used as detonators for the real deal.

These days, yeah. Only 15 KT and 21 KT nominal yield, respectively.

Our standard warhead these days is 300 KT, with 1.2 MT and 5.6 MT as the big ones.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

These days, yeah. Only 15 KT and 21 KT nominal yield, respectively.
Our standard warhead these days is 300 KT, with 1.2 MT and 5.6 MT as the big ones.

There are larger ones about in the world. I suppose that smaller warheads the fit on cruise missiles, MIRVs, light torpedos and in backpacks are all the rage, these days.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's right.

You guys joined in at Half Time.

Mr. C is just proving he's an asshole.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Maybe, your side will win the next time around.

Which side is that?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Which side is that?

The one that lost in 1945, Herr Schickelgruber!
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The one that lost in 1945, Herr Schickelgruber!

The Nipponese?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

The Nipponese?

Maybe that one too.
 
Walter
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Always us a comma before too when it ends a sentence.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Always us a comma before too when it ends a sentence.

Do I put periods between S & the S, as in Shutz Staffel?

What do you say, Valther? My Haupt Deutsch is as rusty as Essen.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Let's see if we can all start another one.

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3773725
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

That's right.

You guys joined in at Half Time.

I think he's talking about the fact that Japan invading China in 1937 was the real start of WW2.
 
Jinentonix
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Funny too, how people like to conveniently forget that the invasion of Poland was a team effort between Germany and the Soviet Union.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Funny too, how people like to conveniently forget that the invasion of Poland was a team effort between Germany and the Soviet Union.

But then the USSR joined the Allies after Germany broke the pact and invaded the USSR.