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Quemapueblos #1 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 18:44

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Remember Dunkirk: Timeline of a Miracle is an animated map that depicts the World War II events leading up to, as well as the events of, the Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. 

 



moogleslam #2 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 18:55

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Very well done video, WG & Michael.

Fulcrous #3 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 19:11

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I hope Christopher Nolan does this event justice with his film as well.

Lesser_Spotted_Panzer #4 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 19:13

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It's in black and white, really?


 

HAHA, just kidding, nicely done. Lets see more of this content.



Nudnick #5 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 19:21

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Thanks for that. The Maginot Line proves that the term "Military Intelligence" is an oxymoron.

Rouge_ #6 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 19:23

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Wow Nudnick, really?  

CamiloCienfuegos #7 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 19:24

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A great effort of the British people in the evacuation.

 

I think Hitler was the biggest maker of this escape. And I think I let them go with the hope of an alliance with Britain. It is not understood how with the German armed forces and above all the intact air force do not sweep them.

 



thrashmaniac999 #8 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 20:15

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View PostCamiloCienfuegos, on Jul 07 2017 - 19:24, said:

A great effort of the British people in the evacuation.

 

I think Hitler was the biggest maker of this escape. And I think I let them go with the hope of an alliance with Britain. It is not understood how with the German armed forces and above all the intact air force do not sweep them.

 

 

this documentary tells you some of that . france did a great job making it possible



FrozenKemp #9 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 20:23

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View Postthrashmaniac999, on Jul 07 2017 - 14:15, said:

this documentary tells you some of that . france did a great job making it possible

 

Yes.  Most of the troops remaining when the evacuation was over (only 40,000, compared with the >300k evacuated) - who had held the line against the German army - were French.  They fought without hope of evacuation so that others could escape. 

kogepan_man #10 Posted Jul 07 2017 - 21:46

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View PostFrozenKemp, on Jul 07 2017 - 19:23, said:

 

Yes.  Most of the troops remaining when the evacuation was over (only 40,000, compared with the >300k evacuated) - who had held the line against the German army - were French.  They fought without hope of evacuation so that others could escape. 

 

That crap about the French being cheese-eating surrender monkeys is just that - crap.   Well, they do eat cheese.

Ken_McGuire #11 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 02:40

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View PostNudnick, on Jul 07 2017 - 13:21, said:

Thanks for that. The Maginot Line proves that the term "Military Intelligence" is an oxymoron.

 

It depends on what the Maginot Line was designed for... A decent case can be made that the Maginot Line was designed to force German to attack through Belgium - making it so France would not fight alone. From that perspective, it worked. Germany went North - and the British and a significant portion of the French army were waiting for them.

 

Of course, the Germany moving a modern army through a forest instead of using rail lines was quite effective - cutting these troops off from the rest of France. And while the Dunkirk evacuation evacuated the British troops (but not equipment), one reason they were able to was because of those French troops also in that pocket that were not evacuated.



Spartan_Striker #12 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 03:05

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Big fan here of both Nolan and WWII stuff.... Should be a good film.

 

Great piece you've created here, Wargaming!



Mr__Buttons #13 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 03:09

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Well done, thank you. 

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There is just one thing about the video that bugged me.  At around 1:02 the video shows Germany invading Poland all the way to the eastern border.

 

Omitting the USSR's part in the invasion of Poland is a lie.

 



Omega_Weapon #15 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 04:24

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View PostFrozenKemp, on Jul 07 2017 - 21:12, said:

There is just one thing about the video that bugged me.  At around 1:02 the video shows Germany invading Poland all the way to the eastern border.

 

Omitting the USSR's part in the invasion of Poland is a lie.

 

 

​Yeah. The Russians are hoping that we all just forget how they helped Hitler start WWII in the first place. Rewriting history for the win.

Ken_McGuire #16 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 04:48

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And the Soviet Union got to keep (more or less) what they took from Poland in September 1939 after the 1945 peace.

KaiserWilhelmShatner #17 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 09:24

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View PostKen_McGuire, on Jul 07 2017 - 19:48, said:

And the Soviet Union got to keep (more or less) what they took from Poland in September 1939 after the 1945 peace.

 

Dont forget the Kuril Islands and Königsberg,

Ed_the_Baker #18 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 22:10

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View PostNudnick, on Jul 07 2017 - 13:21, said:

Thanks for that. The Maginot Line proves that the term "Military Intelligence" is an oxymoron.

 

don't blame the military, it was the politicians who didn't fund the completion of the line, it should have extended to the sea...if it had, likely the invasion would have been stopped

Merlin_001 #19 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 23:17

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View PostKen_McGuire, on Jul 08 2017 - 02:40, said:

 

It depends on what the Maginot Line was designed for... A decent case can be made that the Maginot Line was designed to force German to attack through Belgium - making it so France would not fight alone. From that perspective, it worked. Germany went North - and the British and a significant portion of the French army were waiting for them.

 

Of course, the Germany moving a modern army through a forest instead of using rail lines was quite effective - cutting these troops off from the rest of France. And while the Dunkirk evacuation evacuated the British troops (but not equipment), one reason they were able to was because of those French troops also in that pocket that were not evacuated.

 

The Maginot Line was designed on the basis that if another war broke out, it would be exactly like WWI, with trench warfare. Hence, why Britain created the HMS Tog.

The_Chieftain #20 Posted Jul 08 2017 - 23:47

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There is nothing inherently wrong with fortifications, it's not as if they have no use today. Check out Korea, for a current example. As long as they are backed up by mobile forces. To the extent that the Maginot Line was built to protect France where it was built, it arguably worked. The problem was Belgium/Luxembourg.

 

Anyway, this is just the first in a series of videos we will be putting out over the next week or two.






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