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besilarius

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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

Random acts of genius and other inspirations of applied violence.


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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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