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  1. 59 wagon man

    59 wagon man Well-Known Member

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    has anyone ever been to the wwII reenactment of the D-day invasion in Conneaut ohio? thinking of making the trip up
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Re-enacting Overlord, in Ohio? Yeah, right.
     
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    Sounds like an interesting trip. When is it?
     
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    Imagine if there was no landing at D-Day. Do you think that this kind of stuff would be happening in Europe today?:

     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    It depends if the Nazis 1) stayed in power all these years as the Soviets did till their fall, and 2) if they stayed ever so despotic, as the Soviets were.
     
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    It could only have changed for the better, once Uncle Schick was gone. Ultimately, it would have come to a showdown between the German regular army and the despotic Gestapo. Had the Gestapo managed to get the upper hand, which I doubt, they would have executed every general, admiral and any other officer who was anti-Gestapo. Even the most elite SS regiments couldn't match the firepower that the combined Wehrmacht and Kriegsmarine had. That would almost be equivalent to ICE agents trying to fight off Navy Seals.
    Let's not forget that Wehrmacht generals were willing to aid the West, at fighting Soviet imperialism
     
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    Now I understand why it's in Ohio.
     
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    All we need to do is for the Germans to dig in and start firing those MG-43 live rounds

     
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    OK SO THINKING ABOUT also going to bull run battlefield national park and canton ohio airplane museum. any one ever been to either?
     
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    that is the one i meant . thanks for the heads up good thing i asked for directions and tips before i left:slap:
     

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