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You will never fight street by street in France
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How does it feel knowing your grandpappy got to fight in the premier combat environments while the best you got was some dusty shithole where the chicks weren't even hot?
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>Wanting to fight street by street
>Against Germans

No thanks f.am, if it was against an army that was shit then maybe
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Most people's grandfathers probably stacked ammunition crates or stripped down radios. Protip: his war stories he told you were the product of 60 to 70 years of drinking and inventing.
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Well, you may have your chance to do it soon, against the religion of peace.
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>dragging that Spandau in the mud
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>>30672340
never too late anon
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>>30672689
>Grandfather went an hero before he could pass on stories
>Find a collection of letters he'd written home during the war
>Typical infantry stuff, nothing crazy
>Find a page where he describes laughing as a truck full of jiggaboos (verbatim) mistakenly drive into German territory
Suddenly I really wish he were still here to share more.
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>>30672340
Feels bad mayne... Feels bad...
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>>30672689
This. My grandpa fixed lawn mowers in the army air corps in Arizona during WWII
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>>30673088
and we salute him for his service keeping Falcon Field well manicured
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>>30672340

Given how things are going in Europe right now, you might just get your chance, OP.
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>>30672340
Honestly I just don't care that much about american ww2 stories. I bet there are some quite nice to hear, but I'd rather listen about the german side that we rarely, reliably, see depicted.
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>>30673167
Are you kidding me, there are lots of pictures of German soldiers carting away captured weapons. Total war is a war of attrition, a war Germany can never win.
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>>30672340
my grandfather was 14 at the end of WW2. when he joined up after korea, he went to germany, fathered a bunch of bastard children there, in france and italy, and caught a case of chlamydia, the bullheaded clap, and the pox that was so bad it was put into a medical textbook and sent to convalesce at walter reed where he got caught involved in buttplay with a big fat WAC nurse, a camera and 3 Colonels he was blackmailing.

he then went to texas where he made a bunch of money photographing officers wives nude, and in sex acts with each other, in the vein of betty page. then his time was up and he was a goddamned piece of shit ever since.
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>grandpa was in WW2
>fought in france and battle of the bulge
>eventually made his way over the rhine
>fought in the fatherland
>comes back to raise 2 boys in the 50s and 60s
>sees his country go to shit
>told me last week that he is ashamed of what we have come to
>says if trump doesnt become president this country is forever doomed

Pic related is him, He is 90 and still occasionally plays small rounds of golf
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>>30673167
>geez heinrich, why does the der Furher let you have 5 Garands?

>i dont know ernst, why does he let you have 2 thompsons?
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>>30673259
pic related is grandpappy now
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>>30673259

Damn.
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That's good, means I don't have to fight in a pointless war, like all wars.
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>>30673270
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>>30673272
You grand dad is quite awesome, God Bless him.
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>>30673360
thanks!
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>>30673272
He looks like he is tired of someone's shit.
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>>30673372
thats actually my little cousins (I call her my niece, we are family but its my moms cousins daughter, dont really know what to call her so I just say niece and they call me uncle) first holy communion and he was there for around 7 hours just sipping at scotch and trying to relax. He was tired of all the photos lol
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>>30673259
>>30673272
Yes, we should find more ways to inject 1930 sensibilities into our modern lives.
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>>30672340
You're a gigantic faggot.
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>>30673401
Seems like a cool guy.
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>>30673539
yeah lol hes really chill, hes actually the first person to give me a beer. I was 3 I think, he also instead of giving me aleve when I was baby for aching teeth rubbed whiskey or hard alcohol on it
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>>30672689

My grandpa always said he was just a cook. In the Marines. Wasn't until his full honor funeral that we started finding out exactly what he cooked. Japanese.
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>>30673465

Remember Anon, the sensibilities of old/dead people are more important than actually making improvements to our society.

MUH TRADITION
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>>30673631
Flamethrower?
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>>30673781
We can retain what made our ancestors great while still finding areas to improve upon. Tradition is valuable and keeps society cohesive. We don't call them the Greatest Generation without cause.
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>>30673823
No, with a cast iron pan.
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>>30673925

Sure, but if genuine improvement and tradition conflict it would be stupid to refuse to improve in favour of keeping a tradition.
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>>30673259

> Shit I made up for $200 Alex.
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>>30672689
Uncle was a P-38 pilot through Italy

He was a badass
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>You will never fight street by street in France
You watch the news lately anon?
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>>30672340
All my grandfather did during WWII was serve in the Navy as a cook on the USS Pope. However, he was there when the ship helped capture the U-505. Pretty cool to go to Chicago and see his name on a plaque commemorating it's capture.
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>>30672881
That's an MG 34 you mong.
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>>30674092
The 34 and 42 were referred to as spandau by the britbongs.
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>>30674126
No they weren't
The only gun ever referred to by that name was the MG-08
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>>30673925

Tom Brokaw named them the greatest generation to sell his book, and you're enough of a sycophant to regurgitate it.
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>>30673259
Not related but fuck it, I need an excuse to tell this story. My Grandfather worked for the MoD during the cold war, designed all sorts of shit. The guidance system in laser guided bombs used to terminate sandniggers? He designed some of them. The targetting system in the Tornado ground attack variants? He was behind them. He even assisted with some of the modifications to IDF jets during the 6 day war which allowed them to keep operating. He is 79 now.

Today, It was his birthday. I discussed with him getting my first gun (Britbong and 20 so not really used to it). When I said I was considering getting it for self defence as well as rabbiting he turned and asked me if it was for killing "Coons and Muzzies?". When I said yes, he told me he despised arabs, and the world has gone mad. He still voted remain but he has always been optimistic about the future.
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>>30674020
what? doesnt every grandpa think this?
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>>30674157
The 34 and 42 had Spandau stamped on them due to being made in Spandau, so the brits started calling them spandau.

It's rather common in literature from the period.
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>>30672881
>Spandau
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>>30674258
Only the 34 was made in Spandau. It's a colloquialism like calling the MP40 a Schmeisser
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>>30674258
Point out one actual citation.
The Brits actually taught their soldiers the names of the German weapons. The Spandau designation was for the MG-08 and that was the one that had the nameplate on the tripod that led to the name.
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>>30673167
>be 9 year old in Hitler Youth when war breaks out
>6 years later drafted into the Waffen SS
>4 days of training then shipped to the front, ride wasnt bad thought, the front was only 2 miles away
>singing songs with a bunch of other teenagers while marching
>suddenly Brad Pitt cuts your best friend in half with a 50 cal
>shipped to a POW camp, spend the next 10 years working as an indentured servant on a Scottish farm
>come home to rubble that was once your village
>The girl you had a crush on was raped to death by the russians
>so was your dog
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>>30674372
Bruh, Lindy names like 3 citations in his follow-up video. I'm not watching it again so just watch it yourself.
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>>30672689

My *father* was an Ordnance guy, his unit picked up wrecked/damaged/non-working vehicles, repaired them, and took them back to the front. Pic probably related

Closest he got to actual combat was hearing gunfire while evacuating a depot during the Bulge.

Heard all kinds of stories after his dementia kicked in and the TMI switch got destroyed.
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>>30674372
I just remember coming across it while reading accounts of WW2 from the British perspective.

But maybe I remember it wrong.
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>>30672929
Grandpa sounds pretty based, I don't blame you
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>>30674388
Lindy should not be taken seriously
>>30674474
The germans also used the MG-08 right through WW2.
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>>30674172
sounds a pretty cool britbong! the type of guy my grandpa fought with in france!
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>>30674258
>>30674126
>>30674332
>>30674372

The Mg08 was refereed to as a spandau by the british because it was stamped as such. However the term held over into ww2 for all German machine guns. They would have heard stories, fathers, articles growing up.
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>>30674388
>yfw his 3 citations are literally propaganda comics
anon, I have bad news for you.
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