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Old 02-20-2009, 10:29 PM
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well its my words...but the narrator was going through things REALLY quickly! sooo I had to keep stopping and starting and moving on.

Its my summery of the programme if that makes sense

I LOVE Saint Paul's Cathedral, for me it is one of the Greatest Place on Earth....and GOD loves it aswell. HE Saved it.

The wind, the bad weather that stopped the German second strike, and the incendry that magically disentangled itself from the dome roof, protection from the fire, which it shouldnt have had. it stood next to the furnace for over 5 hours at a distance of 25feet.

It should have reasonably been distroyed. But GOD saved it. as the second verse of the National Anthem states

"Scatter her enemies, and make them fall. Confound their politics, frustrate their knavish tricks, on thee our hopes we fix, GOD save us all...."
Amen to that, brother!!!
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:20 PM
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No I dont think so.

Switzerland, Poland, Check, France, Belgium/Holland/Neatherlands Luxemburg

Dont think he got Spain, Not sure how much of the Baltic he got, probably all of it, because they were Aryan (Denmark, Norway, Sweeden)
Switzerland and Spain were neutral in the Second World War. Many Nazi Luftwaffe pilots receiving training and combat experience during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. Look up some of Picasso's work during that time, pretty amazing.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:44 PM
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Switzerland and Spain were neutral in the Second World War. Many Nazi Luftwaffe pilots receiving training and combat experience during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. Look up some of Picasso's work during that time, pretty amazing.
Yes, but Switzerland was invaded...I'm not sure Spain ever was.

Iceland certainly was not
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:43 AM
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Man, what an icredible story. Stuff like this can't be written. I'm shocked that there hasn't been a major motion picture written about this. I'd pay good money to go see it.

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death by Kurt Vonnegut, one of Americas most prolific authors of the 20th century and I feel will be known as the greatest writer to exist in our lifetime.

They made a movie about it, and it stays pretty true to the book, but he does throw in some sci-fi stuff.

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As a private with the 106th Infantry Division, Vonnegut was cut off from his battalion along with five other battalion scouts who wandered behind enemy lines for several days until captured by Wehrmacht troops on December 14, 1944. Imprisoned in Dresden, Vonnegut witnessed the fire bombing of Dresden.

Vonnegut was one of a group of American prisoners of war to survive the attack in an underground slaughterhouse meatlocker used by the Germans as an ad hoc detention facility. The Germans called the building Schlachthof Fünf (Slaughterhouse Five), which the Allied POWs adopted as the name for their prison. Vonnegut said the aftermath of the attack was "utter destruction", "carnage unfathomable;" In Slaughterhouse Five, he recalls that the remains of the city resembled the surface of the moon. The Germans put him to work breaking into basements and bomb shelters to gather bodies for mass burial. "But there were too many corpses to bury. So instead the Germans sent in troops with flamethrowers. All these civilians' remains were burned to ashes."

...and I'm pretty sure The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe took place during the bombings of London (thats why they went to [their grandfather, older uncle, distant relative, family friend, wise professor, who ever he was]'s house and were bored and played hide and go seek and found the wardrobe and found Narnia and then Jesus came back as a lion) does that count?

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