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The Chieftain's Hatch: Panther/M10 and the Laws of War


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The_Chieftain #41 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 15:02

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If they had a canvas sheet just inside the hatch that they could throw out to cover up the white star, I suspect that would have dealt with any legal issues about shooting people.

mallet_1 #42 Posted Aug 19 2016 - 17:38

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View PostBlackhorse_Six_, on Aug 17 2016 - 16:40, said:

 

Cannot recall ever having read about that ...

 

And I'm pretty sure it would have been required reading.

 

Got a source?

 

​Only my memory; something I read a long time ago.  It would certainly be required reading today, but not under the WWII every-man-a-hero mindset.    It tells us things we do not want to hear, but there are bad apples in every barrel.  Speaking just to statistical probability, with a 2 million man army, war crimes were certainly committed.  Post-WWII, the reaction would have been huge collective shame and inclination to bury the crime rather than tout just and proper punishment.  Who wants to talk about his criminal relative in prison who got what was coming to him?  LTC Dave Grossman says he told his troops that if any of them committed an atrocity, he would shoot them himself.  The intended focus of my post was not the crime or criminal, but the leadership shown by MacArthur in the administration of justice. 

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View Postlungustefan, on Aug 16 2016 - 18:25, said:

I feel abit weird when I think about that operation the germans came up with.I mean,you're breaking a law of war...

 

i dont think it counted much anymore at this point

Tower1056 #44 Posted Apr 19 2017 - 01:26

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It's really sad when you think about it... they didn't seem to commit any crimes, yet a lack of information/understanding led to their deaths...

 

Soldiers are people, no matter what side of the war.. gargh >~<

 

Anyways, cool article ^^ Been looking around to see some of the older ones, chieftain owo



t6c #45 Posted Apr 26 2017 - 19:35

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Seems like this tank should get a small camo bonus vs. American vehicles. That would be in keeping with the intent. And add to the coolness factor.

PaperArtillery #46 Posted May 05 2017 - 09:51

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View Postt6c, on Apr 26 2017 - 13:35, said:

Seems like this tank should get a small camo bonus vs. American vehicles. That would be in keeping with the intent. And add to the coolness factor.

 

...and would probably cause a landslide of coding changes in the game, as camo vs. spotting calculations are the same across the board, and adding a "per tank/per nation" difference would require a complete redo of how those calculations are made. So...no. Not practical at all from a programming standpoint.

 

EDIT: Also, Americans would likely be the best at determining that a vehicle is, in fact, not what it purports to be, as opposed to other Allied combatants who wouldn't necessarily be super familiar with the M10. Strike two.


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