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#21 MilitaryAttractions

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:33 AM

I wonder if the average 20 - 30 year old Russian has a better understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices and history of their grandparents and great grandparents than the 20 - 30 year old Americans we encounter over here.

 

This post epitomizes why I am an advocate of WWII history.  I am half polish and half american.  People here in the states don't even have the slightest clue of the scale and sacrifice of WWII.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:39 PM

........ Leading to: The Sturmovik might have been even more iconic to postvar Soviet citicens than the Spitfire was to Brits : -o

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:02 AM

........ Leading to: The Sturmovik might have been even more iconic to postvar Soviet citicens than the Spitfire was to Brits : -o


Could be...But the Spitfire gained world wide legendary status....

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:29 AM

Post #21 is a bit presumptuous. Some don't for sure; I'd agree. But many just don't really care to relate to a war 75 - 80 years ago, particularly the young and the people who never grew up with family serving in a military service. I'm one of the people who DID serve and who thinks we should all STILL be required to serve or leave the country.

 

SOME of us absolutely DO know the cost and suffering. We have not been the ones who would abandon the past or long-time allies. But we also aren't as numerous as we once were.


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