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Discussion in 'Military History' started by Kai-Petri, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Fred Wilson

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    Goering, despite public belief was probably cured of his morphine addiction in the 1920's by a stay at a Aspudden Hospital. Quoting page 125 of The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle By: Anthony Read (published 2003).

    "Goering may or may not have been 'completely cured [of his drug addiction', as he and his doctors claimed - for the rest of his life there were conflicting reports of his drug habits for the rest of his life. However, when he gave himself up to the Americans at the end of the war he had only paracodine tablets with him, and he was painlessly weaned away from these within a few days. There was no evidence of a morphine addiction, which would have involved a much more difficult withdrawal process."
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myjz2UUdNVA
     
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    See someone's decided the war actually started in China in 1931 now, rather than 1937...
     
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    "Four companies of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps, including a unit of the Bikaner State forces, served in France during the campaign on the Western Front, and some were evacuated from Dunkirk. Among them were three contingents of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. One contingent was taken prisoner by German forces."
    Does Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk ignore the role of the Indian army? - BBC News
     
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    Sounds more like "let's find something over which we can bleat our offense and victimization." The movie is not some sweeping historical epic covering every tiny piece of the whole. Golly, how cruel, some, what, 400 soldiers out of 330,000 were not shown, even in passing, not that any of them had any piece in the stories being told. I suppose next we can expect to hear how this or that regiment or even battalion was not shown either. It's a movie, for Pete's sake, entertainment, not history. An Gordon, yes,I know this sounds like I'm railing at you, but I'm not, my target is the silly man with the complaint.
     
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    No offence taken here. ;)
     
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    From Scotland's War-
    Before the First World War there were about 7,000 beds in military hospitals in the UK. By the time of the Armistice there were 364,133 beds, including 18,378 for officers. A large number of Auxiliary Hospitals was prepared by the Red Cross and by other voluntary effort. Before 1914 none of the large and medium-sized military hospitals (with 200 or more beds) was in Scotland. On 15 November 1918 there were, in Scottish Command, 1,112 equipped hospital beds for officers and 23,179 for other ranks. About 17 per cent of doctors in Scotland had taken up temporary commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps by February 1915."
    Dunbarton - Casualties
     
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    this is not what you wrote.

    this is Arvand River.
     
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    Have you ever heard about Iranian Army Aviation Pilot, that soot down Iraq MiG-21?
     
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    Not sure, can you remind me?
     
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    اسماعیل صحتی

    Esmail sehati

    Check google for his name, I read with in English, i think.
     
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    سرهنگ خلبان اسماعیل صحتی : شکارچی ِ ميگ MiG-21 با کبرا!

    some other claimes that i dont know they are real or just some big exagrations.

    1- The world's longest air hunter by Tomcat of Iran, by Phoenix missile, by Amir Aslani's pilot: targeting the Iraqi Mirage from a distance of 150 kilometers.

    2- The world's most amazing airshow with the overthrow of four Iraqi MiG-23s on a flight and by a Tomcat and only one Phoenix missile that Iraq has approved 3 of them.

    3- رکوردهای جاودان تامکت‌های ایرانی + عکس - Gerdab.IR | گرداب
     
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