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Alsatian

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About Alsatian

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  • Birthday 02/16/1970

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    Arlington, VA
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    Cycling, DCUnited, Vintage WWII books
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    Historic Architect
  1. This one's good too: https://www.infantry.army.mil/monographs/content/wwii/index.htm It's the Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries Donovan Research Library World War II Collection. Mostly student papers from the late 40's at Benning. The students mostly wrote about their own WWII experience and analyzed the events for lessons learned.
  2. If you left mouse click, it assumes bottom floor. If you right mouse click for a way-point it gives you the option of bottom or top floor.
  3. Nice pic of a Stuart going through the mud at Fort Knox, 1942. Big version that and some dusty Grants going through their paces too.
  4. If you already hit the Go button, no. Your arty is committed and you can't recall it. You get that as a warning when order preparatory bombardment.
  5. Thanks for the reminder. I checked it out, but it's still skimpy. Six scenarios (5 Brits, 1 Ami); mostly fictionals. Considering the strategic consequences and the see-sawing tactical events, I still think Salerno is overlooked in general. And who wouldn't be interested in a scenario based on this guy, the pre-Audie Murphy Audie Murphy, awarded the CMOH for actions at Altavilla and sent on a homefront publicity tour during the war.
  6. I'm slowly but surely up to Operation Diadem and the Anzio breakout. Still stellar in terms of the writing, except for two minor critiques. Atkinson should give his thesaurus a rest (too many oddball words), and for all the maps he has it would have been nice to have one that showed Anzio in relation to Cassino and Diadem. And the word Salerno is not found anywhere at the Scenario Depot. Nor Avalanche. Using google anyway.
  7. Cool. I've added it to my CMAK Google Map
  8. Ha! That's a good one. Whenever the briefing tells you that it's a good one. You know it's a well crafted briefing when it has a nice dose of that eternal oxymoron "military intelligence."
  9. Ha! That's a good one. Whenever the briefing tells you that it's a good one. You know it's a well crafted briefing when it has a nice dose of that eternal oxymoron "military intelligence."
  10. I'm in step with Philippe. I'm up to November 1943 and engagement with the Winter Line. Pretty good so far. I appreciate all the endnotes and sources Atkinson provides. I recommend it. I wouldn't mind one or two Salerno scenarios to come from this. There aren't any Salerno scenarios as far as I've found.
  11. ...oh and catch the Raiders of the Lost Ark reference while your gaping at this Robot Combat Video
  12. A modern example (let's say post-Industrial Revolution) would be helpful for Cuirassier's essay.
  13. Economics. See Mein Kampf, Hitler's economic treatise why Germany must expand to the east to seek resources. In his mind expansion to the east was similar to the overseas colonies of UK and France. Germany could never acquire on overseas colonial empire, so she had to look east and colonize the Slavs. He certainly dressed it up with a thorough anti-semitism (i.e. nationalism), but the whole point in subjugating/eliminating these peoples was so that Germany could take their resources and prosper economically. The American Civil War was certainly economic as well. The South seceded in or
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