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Personally, I have always thought Tedder the RAF’s equivalent of Monty and Dickie.

Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Squeeth, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    But I thought the thrust of your argument was that weren't of any benefit...?:confused:
     
  2. Squeeth

    Squeeth Dishonorably Discharged

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    I don't have an 'argument', I expressed some satisfaction that my feelings about Tedder aren't unique. From what I've read the heavy bombers weren't a panacea but they were a help. It's the tactical air forces' effectiveness that was exaggerated by the Air Forces trades union.
     
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    Come off it Poopstah! That's name calling.
     
  4. Martin Bull

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    'It has become a historical cliche of the Normandy campaign to assert that Allied air power was decisive in making victory possible. This is a half-truth.....Studying Tedder's writings, it is impossible to escape the conclusion that he suffered the same grievous handicap as most airmen of his generation - the inability to perceive that the war could only be won by the defeat of the German army on the battlefield...Tedder's remorseless hostility to the C-in-C of 21st Army Group, his sniping and carping from SHAEF about the shortcomings of the soldiers, lessen his stature as a commander...he made common cause with two senior British officers at SHAEF known for their enmity to Montgomery in discussing the possibility of removing the British General...'

    This is more like it, eh ? No ex-post-facto image burnishing here....must be some post-modern revisionist young Turk...Peaty? Buckley ?

    Actually it's Max Hastings, 'Overlord' 1984, pp 266-268......
     
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    And as for 'name calling' Squeeth, I think you rather set the tone in that respect with that snidey and unjustified blurt in post #3.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
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    What you give is what you get. Snidey and unjustified? See for yourself. Post modern? I'm far too vain to stoop to such pseudishness. I do my homework.
     
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    is anyone else here offended that squeeth has just called a WWII veteran a "prick"!!! i don't think that that was called for at all!
     
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    You are as welcome to your opinion as I am of mine; I was offended by an attack and reflected it. I am hoping to sort it out privately so refer you to Mussolini.
     
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    ok, the here is my opinion of you, you reacted like a child, and you should immediately apologize to that man, openly, here on this thread.
    i will speak no more to you until this is done.
     
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