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12/13/2014 4:58:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
This year is 2014, for those of us who never leave the computer and may have their date a year off like noobs.

So, this year is the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce in WWI. If anyone doesn't know what that is, here http://en.wikipedia.org...
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12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM
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One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.
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12/13/2014 5:09:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 4:58:55 PM, 16kadams wrote:
This year is 2014, for those of us who never leave the computer and may have their date a year off like noobs.

So, this year is the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce in WWI. If anyone doesn't know what that is, here http://en.wikipedia.org...

I always found these truces around holidays to be intriguing. I prefer the nightmare after Christmas.

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12/13/2014 5:18:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:09:43 PM, DarthVitiosus wrote:
At 12/13/2014 4:58:55 PM, 16kadams wrote:
This year is 2014, for those of us who never leave the computer and may have their date a year off like noobs.

So, this year is the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce in WWI. If anyone doesn't know what that is, here http://en.wikipedia.org...

I always found these truces around holidays to be intriguing. I prefer the nightmare after Christmas.

http://www.britishbattles.com...

Haha yeah
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12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P
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12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front
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12/13/2014 5:23:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
You never see things like these put a war to a halt, but this was a very dramatic and emotional moment during the war. The fact that you could go buy fight an enemy at the other trench, the next day embrace this enemy, and then fight again is really intriguing. One cool thing to note though, armies in Christian dominated Europe didn't usually fight around Christmas (even more specifically winter in general in previous centuries). However, that obviously didn't apply to the American Revolution with the Americans. I must say that while I don't George Washington was a good general I do think this was spectacular assault and probably the best in his career.
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12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy
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12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.
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12/13/2014 5:39:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.

Seems legit
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https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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12/13/2014 5:41:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:39:04 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.

Seems legit

Also chances are I would be much larger than most German soldiers at that time so I would be pretty hard to punt :P
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12/13/2014 5:45:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:41:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:39:04 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.

Seems legit

Also chances are I would be much larger than most German soldiers at that time so I would be pretty hard to punt :P

This guy ate nothing but bratwurst and onions as a child dude. That's man food right there. You wouldn't stand a chance.
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12/13/2014 5:51:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:45:15 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:41:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:39:04 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.

Seems legit

Also chances are I would be much larger than most German soldiers at that time so I would be pretty hard to punt :P

This guy ate nothing but bratwurst and onions as a child dude. That's man food right there. You wouldn't stand a chance.

k so I looked up a study like an addict, and the average German male height for the two cohorts which would have been German soldiers was 167.67 - 168.48 cm.
http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk...

So they were only 5.5 feet fall. Noobs I would be 6 inches taller.

lol
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12/13/2014 6:03:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 5:51:50 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:45:15 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:41:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:39:04 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.

Seems legit

Also chances are I would be much larger than most German soldiers at that time so I would be pretty hard to punt :P

This guy ate nothing but bratwurst and onions as a child dude. That's man food right there. You wouldn't stand a chance.

k so I looked up a study like an addict, and the average German male height for the two cohorts which would have been German soldiers was 167.67 - 168.48 cm.
http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk...

So they were only 5.5 feet fall. Noobs I would be 6 inches taller.

lol

Clearly you haven't heard of the Bratwurst famine of 1890-1912 which robbed these men of critical food when they needed it the most.
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12/13/2014 6:05:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/13/2014 6:03:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:51:50 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:45:15 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:41:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:39:04 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:31:31 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:24:54 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:22:07 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:19:39 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/13/2014 5:00:53 PM, thett3 wrote:
One of the most touching stories to me. When I first read about it years ago it brought tears to my eyes.

Granted I was like 10, lol, but it's still amazing. It would probably be one of the events I'd like to witness most in modern history.

When I heard about it, I was all "yeah I would let them get over no man's land, shoot them all with a machine gun, then take their trench". I was younger when I heard about it, too. Now I wouldn't do that, but it would be kinda smart so they wouldn't be able to kill me later :P

I should hope not...

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea to me before, an abstraction that lived in my mind and called forth its appropriate response. . . . I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?"- All Quiet on the Western Front

Yeah I am more bitchy apparently than that guy

Here's how it would go down:

You'd take a shot at the biggest, meanest looking German soldier you saw. Unfortunately for you, he was from southern Germany and was thus a Catholic and since he was such a devout Catholic he was wearing a medallion of mother Mary, who stepped in and caused the bullet to hit the medallion and deflect, striking you in the groin. The large German soldier then picks you up by the scruff of your neck like a cat and punts you across no mans land. An impromptu game of soccer develops, using you as the ball.

Seems legit

Also chances are I would be much larger than most German soldiers at that time so I would be pretty hard to punt :P

This guy ate nothing but bratwurst and onions as a child dude. That's man food right there. You wouldn't stand a chance.

k so I looked up a study like an addict, and the average German male height for the two cohorts which would have been German soldiers was 167.67 - 168.48 cm.
http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk...

So they were only 5.5 feet fall. Noobs I would be 6 inches taller.

lol

Clearly you haven't heard of the Bratwurst famine of 1890-1912 which robbed these men of critical food when they needed it the most.

I bet it was Obama's fault
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