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  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ..reading The Battle of The Atlantic by Jonathan Dimbleby
    ..he quotes Donitz 1 May 1945 page 450:
    ...undefeated?? didn't they take 75% losses? most of ''any branch''?
    ..if there is a thread on this, please advise
     
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    "In early 1945 we call ourselves the "6th Panzer Army", because we've only got 6 panzers left".
    SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich
    Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge. p. 166.
     
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    Quote by a GI in the mountains of Italy from the movie The Story of G.I. Joe

    "I can't wait until this war is over so I can find out where I've been and what I did."
     
  4. Takao

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    Infamous quote...

    Dimbleby mistranslated...should be "unbroken" not "undefeated".

    The original passage.
    U-Boots-Männer! Ungebrochen und makellos legt ihr nach einem Heldenkampf ohnegleichen die Waffen nieder...
     
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    "Give me ten years and you won't recognize your cities."

    Adolf Hitler
     
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    ..o yeah....that was a good one ......wow
     
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    ..well, they were ''broken'' also
     
  8. Takao

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    Were they?

    Name one U-Boat that refused to go out on patrol.

    Name one U-Boat that went out(before Doenitz surrender order), popped the hatch and surrendered wholesale to the first Allied ship it came across.

    The U-Boats were still going out on patrol when the war ended. Their morale was never broken.
     
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    hahahhahah
    75% losses and not broken
    ..the Germans weren't stupid...they knew it was just about suicide to go out--yes--they were broken/etc
    ..you are thinking in Movieland/UNrealistic terms..they were human just like everyone else--and the Japanese
     
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    “WTF was that?”

    The mayor of Hiroshima when Little Boy went off.
     
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    we-have-met-the-enemy-and-he-is-us-71-12483449.png +
     
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    Broken men refuse to go out on patrol. Broken men surrender at the first chance they get.

    Again, I ask you for the number of any U-Boat that refused to go out on patrol, or surrendered to the first Allied unit the came across.

    So far, despite my asking, you have provided none.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Not disagreeing with you, Takao, but suspect Sippenhaft may have played some role in the submariners going to sea.in the face of appalling losses.
     
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    I would think that Doenitz's order(1943, but forget the month) to execute all Kriegsmaine deserters would have had more effect than Sippenhaft. However, there are very few documented executions of Kriegsmarine deserters(lots of stories though), most of these occurred during the bitter end of 1945.
     
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    "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons".
    General Douglas MacArthur
     
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    ....and what did these magnificent men accomplish, especially compared to the previous years?? next to nothing
     
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    wow--I never knew that one...that is good..sounds like something Dirty Harry would say
     
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    hey pal, ALL of Germany was broken on 1 May 1945...
     
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    So said the man who used 5 or 6 pens to sign his signature on the Japanese surrender document.
     
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    Hmmm...

    So, you would also say that the US submariners were also "broken", since their accomplishments in the last months of the Pacific war did not equal their previous accomplishments.

    Nice logic.

    I also note that you did not provide the information I have requested. I can only presume that you are dutifully researching, and will be providing it shortly.
     

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