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Linerax #21 Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:49 PM

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View PostWraith Calling, on 03 September 2014 - 02:23 PM, said:

 

Bottom left laid out a 'road' to make crossing soft sand at beaches possible for heavy tanks.

 

 

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View PostWraith Calling, on 03 September 2014 - 10:23 PM, said:

 

Bottom left laid out a 'road' to make crossing soft sand at beaches possible for heavy tanks.

 

It was also looks like one of the ways to get past barbed wire during the war, along with what was basically a long thin pipe bomb you slid under the wires and blew up.

 

You should see the modern anti-mine flail in action it's awsome.


Edited by ADDPaladin, 04 September 2014 - 02:19 PM.


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View PostXKiwiIsAwesomeX, on 02 September 2014 - 09:38 PM, said:

No history projects, Mana!! School just started and I already have had to do 3 projects. If it were World War history, it would be easier. But we are learning about ancient people and stuff. A class I took in 8th grade that I had to take again becauae of different school districts.

 

But all of history is amazing! Maybe it's because I have always been intrigued by different cultures and their history that it was always my favorite subject in school. Think of this contest as a fun way to take a break from doing the things you don't fully enjoy so it can make getting through them easier (plus it is always good to take a break and do things you enjoy otherwise you will hit burn out.)

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View PostWraith Calling, on 03 September 2014 - 02:23 PM, said:

 

Bottom left laid out a 'road' to make crossing soft sand at beaches possible for heavy tanks.

 

ooo, that makes...some sense. thanks for the data.

View PostI drD00M I, on 03 September 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

 

One of Hobart's Funnies. Interesting use of tanks.

http://en.wikipedia....obart's_Funnies

there are some wacky ones there :P thanks for sharing

View PostADDPaladin, on 04 September 2014 - 07:16 AM, said:

It was also looks like one of the ways to get past barbed wire during the war, along with what was basically a long thin pipe bomb you slid under the wires and blew up.

 

You should see the modern anti-mine flail in action it's awsome.

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View PostQuazakaharet, on 04 September 2014 - 07:25 PM, said:

ooo, that makes...some sense. thanks for the data.

there are some wacky ones there :P thanks for sharing

Link?

sorry seen it on history channel. will look for a link  when i get home.



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For those that want to know, working from Top left to right, then down:

1) D-Day

2) US Merchant Ship

3) Iwo Jima flag raising

4) Wolverine (my favorite in game tank)

5) M3 light

6) B-29's

7) USS Hornet Anti-aircraft battery

8) USS Hornet flight deck

9) US troops take Paris

with assorted propaganda posters

 

And to those concerned, I am thankful for all the efforts of men and women from every allied nation, I just wanted to focus on an American themed collage.



NightFox19 #27 Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:39 PM

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First of all, I wish to thank Wargaming for allowing us to pay tribute to the brave men and women who valiantly defended our country during the second World War. Millions of souls were lost during that bloody conflict, and it is well for us to remember those who served, and those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

 

Second, I wish to dedicate this collage to my grandfather, PFC US Army Ross D. Mitchell, who fought in the war and defended this great nation with courage, honor, and distinction. I remember countless stories growing up of the many things he did during his time in the Army, all of which I can still remember to this day. He was a communications specialist, and his duty for the most part was running communication lines between various locations and forward command. Most of his tour was spent in northern France. He didn't see a whole lot of direct combat, but his job was extremely important nonetheless. As any military personnel could tell you, the most crucial part of any battle is establishing a line of communication between central command and the soldiers on the ground, for without communication there would be chaos, and with chaos there would be disaster, and the battle would already be lost.

 

If you happened to notice a couple other names on the collage, I added a little tribute to the game as well. Brigadier General Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters and Chief Warrant Officer Lafayette G. Pool were two tank aces during the war. Pool is actually credited as the American tanker ace of aces (meaning he was the top "scoring" tanker, e.g. he had the most confirmed tank kills). You can read some nice articles about both men on Wiki (S.V. Radley-Walters and CWO Lafayette G. Pool). I should point out that even though I went with an American themed collage, Radley-Walters is actually Canadian, but it seemed fitting to include him.

 

Sadly, my grandfather passed away in 2010, but I was able to keep his WWII Army uniform as a memento. I'm damn proud to have called him my grandfather, and I hope he is in paradise with the Good Lord by his side. So without further ado, I would like to present my Heroes of World War II collage, and to all of our veterans out there (both past and present), I would like to offer a sincere and heartfelt Thank You! for all of the contributions you have made to this country.

 

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MJRMIKE #28 Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

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Wow, this was an emotional project. My original intention was to just mash up pics to get my name into the hat for the gold. But as I collected pictures I looked into the eyes of these people and decided they deserved better. So I put my creative efforts into full gear and when I finished, I lamented for a long while and suddenly the gold didn't matter. Please take a few moments and do the same,... LOOK into their eyes, study their faces. Especially the children. War isn't a game, man. It hurts. It's still fun to blast away in WOT but we sometimes forget how nasty this stuff really is. Hopefully my entry will do just that as it pays homage to the men, women and children who gave so much, and suffered so much. 

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Mana WGA #30 Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

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You guys are amazing and there are already so many wonderful collages here that really capture different aspects of the war. I am learning a lot through these photos, keep it up!

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Hey fellow tankers, this is my collage :)

 

It represents the most important military moments/battles that occurred during WWII (with the focus on the soldiers).

And since this is supposed to be a history project.. here is a list of battles included in the collage with brief description:

1.) Fall Barbarossa (Operation Barbarossa) 1941: Germany's invasion of the SU (Soviet Union). This operation was part of so called blitzkrieg and it resulted in almost 6,000,000 casualties, with 5 million on SU side alone. Offensive stopped just a few kilometers outside of Moscow.

2.) Pearl Harbor 1941: surprise military strike by the Japanese Navy against the United States. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. 2,403 soldiers were killed and 1,178 wounded.

3.) El Alamein 1942: Decisive Allied victory, 44,500 casualties.

4.) Battle of Kursk 1943: One of the largest armoured clashes in history. part of it was also the Battle of Prokhorovka (yay!). 500,000 casualties.

5.) Battle of Stalingrad 1942-43: HUGE turning point on eastern front and described as one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. 1.7–2 million casualties.

6.) Invasion of Normandy 1944: invasion by Allied forces in Normandy. 250,000 casualties. D-Day!

 

There are two images in the background.. my favourite photos from WWII. :) These two are probably most significant photos of the war.

7.) Iwo Jima 1945: important American victory.

8.) Reichstag and the raising of the SU flag.


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Here is my submission!

 

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View PostQuazakaharet, on 02 September 2014 - 12:09 PM, said:

my turn :)

 

bottom three are weird weapons used during the war (a dog....sad story really)

mobile mines

bottom left---still not sure what this thing does :P

mid left- tankers had a hard time navigating fields at times.

middle.... :) boom.

right center- lucky tankers checking where the enemy penned them..

top left-- jump !!!

top center- didn't know they mounted machine guns there....

top right- lady luck 2 rolling out....so what happened to lady luck 1?

and a helmet on the beach..... enjoy the view now that the war was done.

 

and love the B/W xbigxeasyx x  :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dude! As far as I am concerned you may as well have just put up a pic featuring a pile of dead jews.. WhyTF would you put up that dog pic? I could give a crap if it's history, that's not something I want to see. Not cool. Period. This is just in bad taste.

Maybe you should have laid out some better rules on this one WG. I bet we could find many types of offensive material to post. Many...My blood is boiling just seeing the dog about to blow up. And I sure as hell am glad I'm not a "Jap"...

 



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View PostDamnGunner, on 06 September 2014 - 09:08 PM, said:

 

Dude! As far as I am concerned you may as well have just put up a pic featuring a pile of dead jews.. WhyTF would you put up that dog pic? I could give a crap if it's history, that's not something I want to see. Not cool. Period. This is just in bad taste.

Maybe you should have laid out some better rules on this one WG. I bet we could find many types of offensive material to post. Many...My blood is boiling just seeing the dog about to blow up. And I sure as hell am glad I'm not a "Jap"...

 

 

you are way out of line. Just because you have a hard time facing the realities of war doesn't mean that he needs to shield you from that reality. And of all the horrors that happened, you choose to stress over the dog? Go put your head back in the sand. To train an animal to die in order to save men is entirely appropriate and we still do it to this day. 

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View PostMJRMIKE, on 06 September 2014 - 08:04 PM, said:

 

you are way out of line. Just because you have a hard time facing the realities of war doesn't mean that he needs to shield you from that reality. And of all the horrors that happened, you choose to stress over the dog? Go put your head back in the sand. To train an animal to die in order to save men is entirely appropriate and we still do it to this day. 

 

At least the pics you put up were in good taste. I do not have a hard time facing realities of war in any way. I do however, hate seeing cruelty to animals being portrayed in any manner.

 

 You are entitled to your opinion.  

 Should I retort by telling you where to put your head?

This should not even be a conversation. We should all know better than to try to slip by some taboo pics.



GamerPaws #36 Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:44 AM

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what happened to mankind in 21st century? if u see abused or dead animal- everyone s sad n freaking out but when u hear and see dead people on news everyday from crime or war conflicts and civil wars nobody cares... really weird.

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View PostDamnGunner, on 06 September 2014 - 06:08 PM, said:

 

Dude! As far as I am concerned you may as well have just put up a pic featuring a pile of dead jews.. WhyTF would you put up that dog pic? I could give a crap if it's history, that's not something I want to see. Not cool. Period. This is just in bad taste.

Maybe you should have laid out some better rules on this one WG. I bet we could find many types of offensive material to post. Many...My blood is boiling just seeing the dog about to blow up. And I sure as hell am glad I'm not a "Jap"...

 

 

This post was in bad taste. First of all, am I the only one that apparently doesn't know what the story of that dog is? Regardless, service animals have been used in the military for decades. Hell, my grandfather's unit had a service dog that would help them run communication lines. As far as this picture is concerned, I see no form of animal cruelty whatsoever.

 

Your comments have no place on this forum, and neither does your racism. 


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View PostNightFox19, on 07 September 2014 - 08:48 AM, said:

 

This post was in bad taste. First of all, am I the only one that apparently doesn't know what the story of that dog is? Regardless, service animals have been used in the military for decades. Hell, my grandfather's unit had a service dog that would help them run communication lines. As far as this picture is concerned, I see no form of animal cruelty whatsoever.

 

Your comments have no place on this forum, and neither does your racism. 

I agree, animals are used for dangerous tasks everyday and while it sucks to have to be that way, those pictures are historically accurate and have every right to be shown. You should try respectfully disagreeing next time.



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View PostNightFox19, on 07 September 2014 - 08:48 AM, said:

 

This post was in bad taste. First of all, am I the only one that apparently doesn't know what the story of that dog is? Regardless, service animals have been used in the military for decades. Hell, my grandfather's unit had a service dog that would help them run communication lines. As far as this picture is concerned, I see no form of animal cruelty whatsoever.

 

Your comments have no place on this forum, and neither does your racism. 

The reason why he got mad is that during WW2, Russia trained dogs to carry bombs under tanks. This didn't work, so they just made the dogs suicide bomb them. It's sad really, though it didn't necessitate his response.



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View PostDamnGunner, on 06 September 2014 - 08:08 PM, said:

 

Dude! As far as I am concerned you may as well have just put up a pic featuring a pile of dead jews.. WhyTF would you put up that dog pic? I could give a crap if it's history, that's not something I want to see. Not cool. Period. This is just in bad taste.

Maybe you should have laid out some better rules on this one WG. I bet we could find many types of offensive material to post. Many...My blood is boiling just seeing the dog about to blow up. And I sure as hell am glad I'm not a "Jap"...

 

He probably didn't know the context. I was thinking of doing a dogs of war collage (didn't have time), and came across that same pic. I had no idea it was a doggie suicide bomber. That is very sad, but dogs also served in other capacities in the war and were companions for soldiers who needed comfort. I'm sure Quazakaharet's intention was to pay tribute to dogs who served and not to portray animal cruelty.


 

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