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Old 02-27-2005, 12:47 PM   #31
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Not to be anual or anything but the battle of vicksburg,civil war, was the biggest and bloodies war there was.
Nope. It was one of the bloodiest battes In US history (it's tiny compared to some of the biggest world battles). Gettysburg is the biggest battle of the civil war in terms of casualties and number of people involved. And the civil war was by no means the bloodiest war in history. Oh and... Battle of borodino was still bigger then Vicksburg OR Gettysburg. Over 100,000 soldiers on each side, face off on one bloody day.

And yes, battle of stalingrad is the biggest battle in history.
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:01 PM   #32
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Russian commanders weren't smart but weren't stupid.. same thing goes for WWII. They just used to scorched earth tactics... their own military planning sucked. But they did know how to use the environment for their own gain.
The Russians were used to the harsh enviroment as the Germans were not. Same as the North Vietnamese. They knew the turf where we did not. It is not wise to take the fight to an adersary that knows more about where he lives than you do.
Carpet bomb the bastards and be done with it...
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Setis, the fact remains that the US won every battle against the North Vietnamese, and if the american people had a bit more of a will we could of won the war. But it was costing far too much and LBJ basically screwed up the situation.

Rakedog is right, but the biggest battle ever was that in Kursk, not Stalingrad.
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Old 02-27-2005, 02:25 PM   #34
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Wow...this thread was supposed to be about humor, not the "History and War Seminar Thread". If you guys wanna talk about this stuff, go make a thread, PM each other or go use AIM and IM each other.
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:20 PM   #35
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yea, lol.... I smell a FLAME WAR....
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Giancarlo, in terms of people involved, yes Kursk was the biggest battle in history. In terms of people killed/wounded/captured, stalingrad is the biggest battle.

And what the hell do you guys expect? War is not funny, you can't really expect us all the be laughing... War is serious, so theads about it should be as well...
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #37
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WELL I DIDN'T MAKE THIS GODDAMN THREAD ABOUT WAR! It's about humorous quirks from Military manuals and quotes from people. Sheesh...
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:07 PM   #38
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Yeh, sheesh Rake its only some funny military quotes. It doesnt exactly glorify war or whatever.
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I have to agree with alvino on this one.. this was about funny quotes by military generals and from handbooks.
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Thank you. Now...let's get back on track.
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