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APOCALYPSE: WW1

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sgt Nambu, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey, are any of you military history buffs watching Apocalypse: WW1 on the American Heros Channel? Just started two weeks ago coinciding with the 100th anniversary of "The War ToEnd All Wars". I'm really enjoying it. Learning a lot of new facts and figures, a ton of footage I haven't seen before and a lot of the gruesome is in full color! Great stuff!
     
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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Don't get American Heros Channel but the trailer looks good.
     
  3. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I wished I had the American Heros Channel Sgt.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are you guys sure that you don't? If I'm right in my understanding it's a new channel. It's 287 on Direct TV.
     
  5. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Sassasfras tea!#@#&! I'm dish! Unless I'm missing something there that someone could kindly point me at?
     
  6. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    The wife has us bundled on Comcast. Pencils out cheaper with all the overseas calls we make.
    I'll end up seeing it on the internet eventually like most everything else.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It amazes me watching the footage of war. It's unfathomable. Even with the advances in military warfare and clothing, weapons, aircraft, etc we have come so far from the trenches, but the burden of those who see war is still more than any human should have to bare.
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WW-1 was particularly horrible. 19th century tactics with 20th century weapons. You just can't charge enough infantry to envelop prepared machine gun positions, especially in the face of modern Artillary! I'm so glad that I wasn't born around 1888!
     
  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I have it but it seems each time i flip to it its playing something to do with aliens. screen-shot-2013-06-06-at-9-27-06-pm.png
     
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  10. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^THAT GUY^^^^ How the %$#@! do you take anybody seriously that trys to talk seriously that seriously looks like that dude? I mean seriously!
     
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  11. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention we had one of the most insidious outbreaks of influenza outbreaks about that time.
     
  12. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere that 1-3 soldiers in the German army were sick and it was a huge part of why they failed in that last big offensive. Funny how a little bug could have changed the world.
     
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  13. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Someone was one our side.
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well to remember that outbreak. Something akin could happen again! The 1918-1919 flu killed an estimated 20-40 million people.

    Watched film of the Germans first use of flame throwers at Verdun. The French were in an open field running in circles (literally) while the German storm troopers burned them down. It appeared that the French had abandoned their rifles. Brutal!
     
  15. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    It sure got the attention of the biological weapons advocates. Germ warfare will be the end of us all when it is finally unleashed.
     
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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    But he probably really gets the girls, John! :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    And then the Germans had the gall to gripe about our shotguns. lol. blam!
     
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  18. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    AHC used to be the Military Channel - if you had that, check again.
     
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