Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swang needs

~ ѕтєρнн                ωαиg ♥      says (9:05 PM):
*i need girls

She needs girls.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Storage space

Going to save some quotes here.

"The longer the battle lasts the more force we'll have to use!" - Georgy Zhukov

"You cannot waste time on feinting and sidestepping. You must decide on your target and go in." - Otto Skorzeny

"Some goddamn fool once said that flanks have got to be secure. Since then sonofabitches all over the globe have been guarding their flanks. I don't agree with that. My flanks are something for the enemy to worry about, not me. Before he finds out where my flanks are, I'll be cutting the bastard's throat." - George S. Patton

"My men can eat their belts, but my tanks have gotta have gas." - George S. Patton

"A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later." - George S. Patton

"There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time." - George S. Patton

"Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man." - George S. Patton

"The U.S.'s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military." - Chester W. Nimitz

"Klotzen, nicht Kleckern!" (Boot'em, don't spatter'em! i.e. Don't do things by half) - Heinz Guderian

"Der Motor des Panzers ist ebenso seine Waffe wie die Kanone." (The engine of the Panzer is a weapon just as the main-gun.) - Heinz Guderian

"Fahrkarte bis zur Endstation." (Ticket to the last station. i.e. Advance as far as possible) - Heinz Guderian

"If the tanks succeed, then victory follows." - Heinz Guderian

"It's simply our duty to save these people, and we still have time to remove them! But it's useless to sacrifice men in this senseless way. It's high time! We must evacuate those soldiers at once!" - Heinz Guderian

"Man schlägt jemanden mit der Faust und nicht mit gespreizten Fingern." (You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread. i.e. you should concentrate your Panzers for one mighty push in one direction and not distribute them over a large area.) - Heinz Guderian

"The true role of infantry is not to expend itself upon heroic physical effort, not to wither away under merciless machine-gun fire, not to impale itself on hostile bayonets, but on the contrary, to advance under the maximum possible protection of the maximum possible array of mechanical resources, in the form of guns, machine-guns, tanks, mortars and aeroplanes; to advance with as little impediment as possible; to be relieved as far as possible of the obligation to fight their way forward." - John Monash

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Allied fighter-bombers

Allied fighter-bombers continued to attack not only front-line positions, but also any supply trucks coming up behind with food, ammunition and fuel. The almost total absence of the Luftwaffe to contest the enemy's air supremacy continued to provoke anger among German troops, although they often resorted to black humour. 'If you can see silver aircraft, they are American,' went one joke. 'If you can see khaki planes, they are British, and if you can't see any planes, then they're German.' The other version of this went, 'If British planes appear, we duck. If American planes come over, everyone ducks. And if the Luftwaffe appears, nobody ducks.'

D-Day, by Antony Beevor

Monday, December 13, 2010


"As the Americans closed in on Cherbourg they encountered a greater density of pillboxes and weapon pits, as well as major forts. Each position had to be dealt with individually. Colonel Bernard B. MacMahon's 315th Infantry was faced with what seemed to be a major defence work at Les Ingoufs, with a garrison of several hundred. A Polish deserter led MacMahon and a reconnaissance party close to it. It looked as if the guns had been destroyed, either by air attack or by the Germans themselves. MacMahon ordered a newly arrived loudspeaker truck to be brought up. He then ordered forward some artillery and announced over the loudpseakers in German that a full divisional assault was about to be launched. They had ten minutes to surrender, then 'any part of the garrison not surrending would be blasted out of existence'. He kept repeating the message, 'feeling rather foolish because his talking seemed to have produced no results'. Suddenly, he heard yells: 'Here they come!' Large numbers of German soldiers could be seen advancing, some with white flags and the rest with their arms raised. But they represented only a portion of the garrison.
A group of five German officers appeared next, as delegates sent by the garrison commander. They asked MacMahon to have his guns fire one phosphorus shell at the position so that their commander could feel he 'had satisfied his obligation to the Fuhrer and surrender'. MacMahon had to admit that he had no phosphorus shells. Would 'German honor be satisfied' if five phosphorus grenaders were thrown? After discussion of this counter-proposal, the senior German officer agreed with more saluting. But only four grenades could be found in the whole company. There was more haggling, then these four grenades were thrown into a cornfield. The German officers inspected the results and agreed that they were indeed phosphorus, and returned to inform their commander that he could surrender the rest of the garrison and the field hospital attached.
MacMahon found that they had taken 2,000 prisoners."

From D-Day, by Antony Beevor.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

QoTD 11/12/2010

"Friends, friends...I don't have any friends." - Hungy

HO ho ho. Two weeks to Christmas!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


9:11 PM - Kuroko: In the summer of 1916 General Mouret, the subsecretary of artillery, granted FCM (Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranée), a shipyard in the south of France near Toulon, the contract for the development of a heavy tank.
9:11 PM - Kuroko: how many problems can you spot in this sentence
9:11 PM - OrenjJews: 1: 1916
9:11 PM - OrenjJews: 2: General
9:11 PM - OrenjJews: 3: Subsecretary
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 4: Shipyard
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 5: France
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 6: France
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 7: France
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 8: Toulon
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 9: Contract
9:12 PM - OrenjJews: 10: Heavy tank