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Reply #690 on: June 07, 2021, 08:37:49 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #691 on: June 08, 2021, 07:06:53 AM
Yep; that worked.

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Reply #692 on: September 19, 2021, 11:52:15 AM

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Reply #693 on: September 19, 2021, 12:43:38 PM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/1439452943833567239



Wow, what a brave soul. I'd heard of the Auschwitz infiltration but not the name of the man who did it. Amazing...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witold_Pilecki

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Reply #694 on: September 19, 2021, 04:36:28 PM
^+1000. Wow.

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Reply #695 on: September 19, 2021, 04:39:18 PM
Remarkable!

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Reply #696 on: September 19, 2021, 11:26:17 PM
Wow.  An incredible man.  :notworthy: 


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Reply #697 on: February 18, 2022, 09:36:53 AM
OK, so we missed it by a few days, but 2/16 is the anniversary of this lady's death and it's a pretty interesting tale


https://twitter.com/RRRDonner/status/1493952833846140935


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Reply #698 on: February 18, 2022, 11:32:28 AM
Damn.  She had some pretty big cajones. 



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Reply #699 on: March 15, 2022, 06:23:21 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #700 on: March 17, 2022, 10:51:46 AM
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schlik

Austrian Field Marshall von Schlik.died on this date in 1862.
He fought in the Napoleonic Wars and lost an eye at Leipzig.
Widely considered as the most arrogant man in Austria - which is saying a lot - he was involved in harshly stamping out the Hungarian Insurrection of 1848.  His notoriety reached unprecedented levels by having an entire convent of Hungarian nuns whipped.
On a trip to England, he was recognized by working men on the street.  They grabbed him and dumped him into a vat of beer.
Von Schlik seethe d about this and demanded Franz Joseph declare war over this insult.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.