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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2010, 03:39:02 AM »
This song VERY much belongs here...

I thought it was posted here and at one time, it was. I'm guessing it was lost somewhere in the various incarnations of Knuck.

Beyond that, this song keeps getting killed by DMCA  complaints from corporate fuckwits who's only interest is in squeezing every single penny they can out of EVERYTHING...

Let's just say my values lie elsewhere and if this link dies a horrible death, just let me know and I will find another one.



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When I'm down to nothing, I just go ahead and dream
And face the fact that I'm a circle in a world full of squares

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2010, 02:59:42 AM »
 :)

As I said back in March, this song very much belongs here.

As do the others that have died for one reason or another.

ALL links in this thread are now working and I'll try to make sure it stays that way, because this thread is too  important to die.
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2010, 08:12:18 AM »


We dug in deep and shot on sight and we prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might.

That's the SHORT history of the Vietnam War.

A war that the French had already lost and even the British had enough sense to take a pass on.
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2010, 12:20:57 PM »
Here's one for all those who have served...

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2010, 01:55:37 PM »
:)

Interesting collection of images....

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2011, 12:09:25 PM »
Here's a man who fought a war (WW2), he joined at the outset as a Private & as was common in those days he finished as a commissioned officer.
This is my father.





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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2011, 12:24:31 PM »
with such  suave looks, im suprised he did end uo a fighter piolt for them poms, they seemed to liks nuthen better then to look all dapper and stand round their planes eating icecream (if you listen to some of the more outrageous stories about them :P )

wow a complement and a stick poke at the poms int he same sentence  rofl


also, a big thankyou to him :)

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2011, 12:28:31 PM »
:)

As I just told you in a PM, good work, I'll be getting the same thing done with my grandfather's medals out of WW1 - damned if I know where my own are, never really cared much, but my grandfather was one heck of a man.

Those WWII pilots were pretty unreal Dready, several of them used to friends of mine and a couple were my early instructors, great guys.

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2011, 12:49:24 PM »
:)

As I just told you in a PM,


You did? ;qo
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2011, 01:54:22 PM »
 :)

you should have it by now.

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Edit: Hmm, that's never happened around here before, bloody thing has vanished, ah well, said much the same thing plus thanks for the heads up on the framers and yeah, lunch was good :)
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2011, 02:29:56 PM »
Could be in someone elses inbox eh ;zq
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2011, 02:39:41 PM »
 :)

Could be, but I think I just clicked reply to yours, bit tired this morning, the heat yesterday  was bloody horrible.

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2011, 06:21:04 PM »
Could be in someone elses inbox eh ;zq


 rofl rofl rofl

You don't know how accurate that  ;zq ;zq is.  rofl
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2011, 06:25:01 PM »
 :)

I'd say it was more a miss, by me :)

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2011, 06:27:38 PM »
:)

I'd say it was more a miss, by me :)

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2011, 07:31:06 PM »
 :)

It went to Jamie, his pm was the one below yours, forums tend to be different about where the action buttons are, and I seem to be active on a few too many just now :)

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2011, 05:53:33 PM »
:)

I can see how the buttons could be confusing to those who are advancing in years.  :whistling:

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2011, 06:29:53 PM »
 :)

More a case of trying to deal with 15 screens open at the same time.....

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2011, 06:31:12 PM »
60 Minutes  -  Forgotten heroes of Kapyong - http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/forgotten-heroes-of-kapyong/xfnofzd?tab=m163&mediaid=100871&from=39

The above is the story of my uncle Hector and 3 other Anzac soldiers holding off against impossible odds.

As a young boy I heard first hand accounts of this tale from my uncle whilst he was drunk. Sober he would never mention it. But whilst drunk he would reenact the events and tell me the story.

It sound funny, but he practically lived in the garage. Pool table, dart board (501), fridge, even a fold out bed. Great memories as a kid spending the entire day in the garage. He'd even let me have a VB to feel like one of the boys.

When he died the entire family got a shock. At his funeral some military cars pulled up and out popped the top brass. Most of the family knew he was a vet, but hardly anyone knew what he had done.

The top brass read a lengthy eulogy and paid great respect to my uncle. A couple of years ago the family was contacted and asked if they would attend the unveiling of a statue at the Canberra War Memorial of my uncle and his mates.

Not many people know of the famous battle at Kapyong. But it is a battle where the Anzac spirit shines through, and mates can do the impossible.

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2011, 06:36:43 PM »
Yeah, that battle is an object lesson in how heroism overcomes, interesting tale mate, something similar happened when one of my uncles died, apparently, I couldn't be there. He was RN and did mad things all his life, sadly drank himself to death.

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2011, 05:44:19 PM »
Yeah, that battle is an object lesson in how heroism overcomes, interesting tale mate, something similar happened when one of my uncles died, apparently, I couldn't be there. He was RN and did mad things all his life, sadly drank himself to death.

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A gentlemanly way of doing it, some simply blew their brains out :(
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2011, 06:14:58 PM »
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I'm a genetic roll of the dice mate, paternal side not too long lived, seventies usually, Uncle John was my age, maternal side, go on for ever, oldest I think was my Aunt Rose, we never quite figured out her birth date, but somewhere around 110 looked about right, and that in days when medicine was not what it is now, and she smoked, and she drank :)

Mind you, Dorsai all, lost a few in the wars.

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2011, 12:45:13 AM »
Back on topic...

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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2011, 12:34:38 PM »
Aussies in Afghanistan.



I AM AN AMERICAN!

And, I would not want to be anything else, but I'll
 still raise a salute to the Aussies who fought on our side of the wars...  :-*
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Re: Wars and the men who fight them...
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2011, 03:23:39 PM »
It's a waste of time and lives - pull the troops - napalm the opium once a year and let the fuckwits kill themselves.

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