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when they were introduced
in l/ l/ i/ l/ by the British they were
disguised as armored water carriers
or water "tanks"
WI. Britta mercy to
wounded German ... who later out
In he Moll Hitler.
In Ili/ l/ i/ f Winston Churchill was
removed from the Admiralty in
the Royal Navy because of the
failure of the disastrous
Battle of Gallipoli.
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#17 - cakefaceify
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"...Later turned out to be Adolf Hitler."

Who was he before that then?
#123 to #17 - anon id: 37a632d9
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Well if I remember correctly, his name was Henry Tandey and he was a sniper.
User avatar #233 to #17 - elcreepo
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A man with a dream
#40 to #17 - Elemental
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Basically he was wounded in a trench and a british soldier decided to spare him instead of reorganizing his stomach with a bayonet.
#142 to #17 - lasmamoe
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User avatar #29 to #17 - udungoofedup
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Adolf Schicklgruber?
#103 to #29 - anon id: d83e86d1
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Bro, do you even history?
He was already Hitler in the war
#147 to #103 - jtastic
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#212 to #103 - cakefaceify
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#3 - teranin
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Frodo: It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance.   
Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.   
   
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Frodo: It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance.
Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.

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User avatar #188 to #3 - tittentei
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******* sending it brah ;D
#224 to #3 - Her
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I love you.
I love you.
#35 to #3 - Sneakypeaky
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But then Frodo gets his finger bitten off, so im kinda on frodos side.
User avatar #39 to #35 - teranin
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and if it hadn't happened, the ring would have remained in frodo's possession, and middle earth would have been doomed.
User avatar #55 to #39 - admiralen
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and frodo and sam wouldnt have made it to mordor
#71 to #39 - anon id: 2dbaa768
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Actually, the whole saga wouldv'e been derailed, since it was Smeagol who gave them the name Baggins. Everything after is purely conjecture.
Although I guess an argument can be made against this since Bilbo briefly put on the ring during his party. The Nazguls wouldn't have been in the area, but Gandalf wouldn't have expected Bilbo to pull this stunt. He sent Frodo off because of Gollum being capture. It's all speculation, and in the end, irrelevant.
#129 to #71 - cazabrow
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"Gave them the name Baggins." ..?
User avatar #131 to #129 - teranin
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Yeah, he told Sauron's forces that Baggins from the Shire had the ring
User avatar #132 to #131 - cazabrow
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OOOH gave SAURON the name Baggins. In that sentence is sounded like he mean't he named them Baggins, my bad.
#264 to #131 - anon id: 2dbaa768
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But I love you Teranin all of the homo, why did you reply to cazabrow and not me (T.T)
User avatar #265 to #264 - teranin
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because Cazabrow was confused, and you were right
#267 to #265 - anon id: 2dbaa768
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You cannot fathom how happy I am reading this comment. I literally had a mini-heart attack
Also, sorry for the late reply, when I saw your comment I dropped my laptop and cracked my screen.
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User avatar #1 - anygoodnames
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Is that whole mercy thing true of Adolf?
User avatar #2 to #1 - tmdarby [OP]
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It is, sad but true.
#5 to #2 - taurusguy
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How is that sad? He was a great man, Germany was basically made into a slave, he gave the people what they wanted, Germans to be a free and a great country, people followed him because he got **** done. His goals and means to achieve them were wrong but he was a great man.
User avatar #86 to #5 - atomschlumpf
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Also, if it hadn't been Hitler someone else would have done it. It wasn't like Hitler came all of a sudden and said 'Hey Germany, let's go to war!' The overall mood for war was already there, especially because of the Contract of Versailles and that ****

And antisemitism isn't something the Nazis invented. Maybe with someone else there wouldn't have been that many dead jews but who knows that
#6 to #5 - coryxyzagain
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People don't get that and its a shame. The dude was a ******* extreme leader.
#155 to #5 - superxspartan
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Although he did get **** done he also killed millions of innocent people, not saying life would've been all rainbow ***** without him. Just saying I don't think the good of one country outweighed killing jews n ****
#198 to #155 - taurusguy
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Idk if it is the fact most people cant speak sufficient enough English or are just fools, i said that his means to achieve his goals killing a ton of people were wrong, he was a great man even though he killed them, he gave people what they wanted, freedom, greatness, Germans are damn proud people. Im kinda iffy on this but as far as i know he all the jews to basically get a bit of extra money, and well, he needed to get the civilians thoughts off the war, you can lose a lot of men if the people dont know about it.
#209 to #198 - superxspartan
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Yeh, but I was more arguing on the fact that you didn't think it was sad just because of the good things he did, when really he hurt a lot of innocent people for whatever ****** up agenda he was running. In this case the good really doesn't outweigh the bad. So yeh, it is a bit sad no one killed him in WW1
#217 to #209 - taurusguy
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To be fair, it was either him or someone else, Germans were so badly oppressed after ww1 that there was bound to be an uprising, maybe if it hadnt been Hitler they wouldve actually won, i mean, i still think him initiating on Britain was a bad idea, shouldve just made 100% sure Russia was done for before attacking others.
Of course had they realized that Russia is done for Britain and such wouldve probably joined the fight, or he couldve attacked Britain first just because Russia was little to no threat to Germany.
User avatar #51 to #5 - ranzoray
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I feel like that's a very short sighted statement
User avatar #33 to #1 - mrcowll
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He wrote a poem which I think is where this whole thing came from. I don't think it's true though.
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#7 to #1 - atranders
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No, it's a disputed myth. It's one of those cool stories people love to believe, because it makes life appear a little less random.
#46 to #7 - Elemental
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It is a supported, but disputed claim. read this. Last 2 paragraph are important. www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-soldier-allegedly-spares-the-life-of-an-injured-adolf-hitler
#88 - mankey
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Here's a random fact for WW2.

In 1941 Lord Mountbatten discovered that a very effective camouflage colour was actually a light pink. He developed the colour and it worked perfectly on ships at dusk and dawn but was too visible during midday, the army also refused to use the colour pink as they believed it would demoralise the troops.

It was mothballed, until the SAS found the idea and, being the SAS, didn't care what it looked like as long as it worked. They painted their land rovers (becoming known as a Pink Panther), weapons and clothes all in Mountbatten Pink and successfully carried out dawn and evening raids, throughout the war, on German air bases in Northern Africa with 4 man teams in single land rovers, all because of this unique camouflage.
User avatar #160 to #88 - lieutenantderp
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what does your picture of an empty field have anything to do with that?
#10 - xchain
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Number two.
Number two.
#145 to #10 - sixtyeightplusone
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Yes?
#116 - gustaviaable
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#229 to #116 - noblekira
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This is a Schumacher, it machs shuhas
#242 to #229 - nuclearpopcorn
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This is a Halberstadt, it stadt's halbers.
#140 to #116 - gibroner
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#266 to #140 - anon id: 895ac528
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It rifles storms?
#119 to #116 - spyisspy
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This is a spitfire, it spits fire
#121 to #119 - gustaviaable
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#124 to #121 - mistafishy
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This is a Focke Wulfe, it Focks Wulfs.
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Mein gott...
#168 to #124 - Mahazama
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This is a Mustang
That is all.
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User avatar #183 to #119 - dinoking
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No, it fires spit!
User avatar #15 - Solidus
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1. The tank thing is a little off: the idea of disguising large, loud armored vehicles as water tanks is a little looney, and never happened. Early in the development of the "land battleship," the British government wanted a name that sounded boring, so no one would ask questions or look into it. So we get paperwork mentioning work on "tanks" which people assumed to be water tanks.

2. Not only is the Hitler story not true, his only wounds were chemical weapon burns, but the wording that he later turned out to be Hitler doesn't make sense, he was always Hitler. That's how you can spot bs stories like this: how did the soldier know he nearly killed Hitler if 1918 Hitler doesn't even look much like 1923 Hitler, much less 1933 Hitler?

3. Winston Churchill was at the height of his asshole phase when he was First Lord of the Admiralty, but none of his blunders in that office did any particular damage to the Navy, though they might have, so he gets a pass from me. In his defense, the Gallipoli operation was proposed as an alternative to an amphibious attack on the Pomeranian coast of Germany, which would have been a much bigger disaster, so we can blame him for not having a genius idea, but he still made things better.

4. Don't know anything about this Marines thing: no paragraph here (oh no).

WWI is my Jam
#227 to #15 - anon id: 8e7d38ee
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The fact he didn't look like he did 5-10 years later has absolutely nothing to do with the validity of the statement, what a stupid comment, and rumours like #2 are awful. It just causes people to believe they shouldn't show mercy or spare peoples lives when overseas or in high pressure situations because of what they may do in the future
User avatar #16 to #15 - doombunni
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The marine thing is true enough, though it was mostly a term that pointed out the tenacity and ferociousness the marines showed throughout the war rather than just them popping out of trenches. I heard that story every year I went to Parris Island
User avatar #18 to #15 - propanex
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Well I saw somewhere that Hitler made up stories of his war days to make the public think that he was destined to become ruler of Germany.
Like for example, he once said he got out of his fox hole, which had about 5 or 6 other people in it, and went and got into an empty fox hole, for no reason, and he said later a mortar shell or something of that sort hit the fox hole he just left.
#21 to #18 - doggstar
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could be a high probability that it is true, if i were to fire at the enemy id aim for a cluster of them and not just a single soldier
User avatar #22 to #21 - propanex
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well the shooter (artillery crew) didn't know that. They just fired on enemy's last known position. It was just blind luck.
#23 to #22 - doggstar
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true, but you have to take spotters into account, i know they're more famous for their positions aiding snipers, but surely they'd have some with the artillery crew
#38 to #23 - victorianfancyman
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You mean forward observer?
#41 to #38 - doggstar
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yeah, i'm not really knowledgeable in terms and such
User avatar #19 to #18 - Solidus
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I wouldn't be surprised if he actually remembered that, whether or not it happened.
User avatar #26 to #15 - tmdarby [OP]
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I'll stand by what I've seen on documentaries and read in biography's. With number 2 I'm willing to guess you weren't there so saying it's not true is a little beyond your realm of making reality.
User avatar #47 to #26 - Solidus
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And not being there means that dubious information adds together reasonably?
#44 to #15 - Elemental
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User avatar #97 to #44 - squadmissile
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Sadly, anything from the history channel is dubious at best. I miss when it was actually about history, instead of aliens, ghosts or that 24/7 Nazi phase it went through like a confused teenager trying to be dark
#261 to #97 - Elemental
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No, the actual history portions of it are still sound like Museum Secrets or whatever its called.
User avatar #176 to #15 - zombifier
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"According to United States Marine Corps legend, the moniker was used by German soldiers to describe U.S. Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. The Marines fought with such ferocity that they were likened to "Dogs from Hell." The reports were made by American media and not verified by actual Germans. The "Devil Dogs" nickname for Marines first appeared in newspapers in the United States in April 1918 - about two months before the Battle of Belleau Wood. The LaCrosse Tribune ran a story about the nickname on April 27, 1918, and other newspapers used the story as early as April 14, 1918. The Battle of Belleau Wood began on June 1, 1918."

copied from wikipedia

As a Marine, I'm a little annoyed that our history books fail to mention this
#226 to #15 - newall
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also, they shipped them in containers marked as "tanks" and "water tanks".
#30 to #15 - feedmeh
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The marine one is partly true. The American media reported that the Germans called the marines "Die Teufel Hunden" (Spelling might be way off. It's been 3 years since my last German class, and I only really remember how to ask if I can put my dick in peoples ears...), though it was never actually verified by any Germans (y'know... because during a war, you don't usually get an interview with the enemies). In truth, the noun would've been "Teufelshunde" or "Teufelshunden" depending on the case being used (Nominative, genetive, and accusative would use "Teufelshunde," whereas the dative case would use "Teufelshunden"). Unfortunately, the word, though not unheard of, is rarely ever used. The only real equivalent would be "Höllenhund" which is the name for Cerberus.

So, basically, it's only true in that the American media made it up, and the Marines decided to use it anyways...
#37 to #30 - victorianfancyman
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Actually my great great grandfather fought in WW1 for the Germans in Belleau Wood, and yes, it is true. The media ate it up like crazy, and back in the early 1900s in Germany, to be called a devil was something one would take offense I guess it came down to cultural differences.
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hi
#32 to #30 - pxthreezerothree
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It is made up but the Marines our really big on propaganda, even more so then as they'd just come off nearly being disbanded for the fourth time.
#34 - lumpymandude
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Our football coach was an ex-marine and called our kickoff team the devil dogs.
#245 to #34 - spetsnazvymple
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not ex, once a marine always a marine
User avatar #259 to #245 - mistafishy
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And then they get fat...
#36 to #34 - kaslin
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#139 to #36 - pootington
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>hfw
User avatar #240 to #36 - octaviano
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Well, he does protect his president.


From the rain, that is.
User avatar #100 to #36 - monkeysniper
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a lot of people are pissed because the president feels to ******* special to hold his own damn umbrella, he disrespected the marines doing that
#43 - crazyeyedbioll
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Poor marines went from complete badasses to the president's personal umbrella holders
#246 to #43 - spetsnazvymple
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do you even recon marine?
User avatar #177 to #43 - zombifier
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he was a boot **** and no one cares about boot *****
User avatar #49 to #43 - littlehozz
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to bad rangers have never been good enough to even hold an umbreallla
User avatar #156 to #49 - tiagogo
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it's funny because your profile pic... no?
User avatar #62 to #49 - crazyeyedbioll
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I'm sorry, I don't think the rangers can hear you. Too busy being the most elite light infantry in the world.
User avatar #65 to #62 - littlehozz
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you must mean behind go old marine force recon
#69 to #65 - crazyeyedbioll
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Ah yes, the mighty go old force recon
User avatar #136 to #69 - themarineelite
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Random man here with relevent Username. Only argument I have with that photo is one you don't know how long the log the Marines are holding is and two the woman most likely isn't carrying it while walking but posing with it.
User avatar #141 to #136 - crazyeyedbioll
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It's a joke bud, I have tons of respect for the marines, brothers always have rivalries and joke at each other, it's only natural.
User avatar #143 to #141 - themarineelite
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I figured. All context is lost over the internet.
User avatar #257 to #143 - littlehozz
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yeah its a fair point but its more or less a couple of old warriors heckling eachother
#93 to #49 - anon id: 900e82f3
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"Former", "Ex" is always without doubt given to those who receive a "Big Chicken Dinner" or Dishonorable discharge. I know you didn't mean any disrespect but lets try to keep in mind that those that served properly deserve our respect versus those that could not hack it

Pictures below infuriate me as their talents are being misused
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