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What did your country do during WWII?
My grandma told me she gave the nails soup and bread when they passed through em country.
she seems like a nice lady
What cou ntry?
Oh and nice grandma; "IO/ IO would go over the river and through the woods to her house
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User avatar #1 - GnRNoD (05/08/2013) [-]
Giving good treatment to German soldiers isn't a bad thing at all, they were people as well.. just figthing for the wrong side, i mean i wouldn't go as far as giving soup to concentration camp guards but foot soldiers that's a different thing.
#103 to #1 - greensky (05/09/2013) [-]
Choose one.
User avatar #212 to #1 - RisenLichen (05/09/2013) [-]
what if his grandma was a Nazi supporter?
#131 to #1 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
My grandfather was a mayor of a small city in Belgium in WW2, when the Germans came they said he could chose: 100 Kg of potatoes or they burned his village down... Not much of a choice. Helping the enemies for food was not always an option, it was necessary to prevent yourself /your family / your town from harm.
User avatar #293 to #131 - GnRNoD (05/09/2013) [-]
100Kg of potatoes is not much for a village, and it's a basic need for the soldiers...
Americans did worst things in Vietnam...
User avatar #30 to #1 - keiishiyama (05/09/2013) [-]
Showing respect to the Wehrmacht was always good. They're just the grunts. The Nazis themselves - especially the SS - deserved steamed **** on a dirt plate.
#8 to #1 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
they were forced into the war, most of them didn't like what they were doing, i'm sure some committed suicide and had horrible nightmare's about all those regrets, some thought it was for the greater good, sadly they were under Hitler's charismatic spell.
#16 to #8 - morkotlap (05/09/2013) [-]
It hadn't anything to do with Hitler. Whole Germany was pissed at the rest of europe over the Versailles Treaty. And kinda rightfully so. The French actually expected the Germany to pay them compensations till 1988. This caused hyperinflation in 1920 Germany, making the populace poor and desperate. Of course they threw themselves over to the first guy who had the balls to denounce and then violate the treaty. Not to mention feeding the impoverished populace and giving them sense of self-worth after the German empire was torn down.

So It's not that hard imagining the german troops going into battle in pretty good morale. They had pretty decent casus belli for each invaded land in the first two years of war.
User avatar #32 to #8 - keiishiyama (05/09/2013) [-]
The Wehrmacht did nothing wrong during the war. You have to remember that it was the Nazis who carried out all the war crimes. The Wehrmacht were soldiers and pawns in the Nazis' game.
#102 to #32 - unemployeddonkey (05/09/2013) [-]
im afraid I'll have to tell you that you're wrong saying this. I'm German and I had the Wehrmacht and its crimes the last year in History, which is my main subject. You could say, they were forced into the situation and they turned during the war, but however.. it happened, the Wehrmacht is proven to have commited several huge crimes. If you're interested in that stuff, I recommend you to read about it.
User avatar #132 to #102 - admiralen ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
the brittish and the russians and the americans did huge warcrimes aswell, its just that the winners write history, every woman in berlin was raped when they took it you know
#239 to #132 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Dresden and Hamburg.
#115 to #102 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
What a shock, a German that's brainwashed to hate themselves.
#123 to #115 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
not to hate themselves but to learn from wrongdoing in the past, its better than governement that brainwash their citizen that their country is the "all good superhero liberator bla bla bla"
User avatar #301 to #102 - keiishiyama (05/09/2013) [-]
This is just what I learned from my European History and Contemporary Literature classes. The Wehrmacht hated the Nazis and what they were doing.
#237 to #32 - yipkendu (05/09/2013) [-]
Hitler did nothing wrong, also.
User avatar #23 - aldheim (05/09/2013) [-]
The same thing we do in every war. Follow Britain like a good little colony.
User avatar #25 to #23 - htgeorge (05/09/2013) [-]
User avatar #26 to #25 - aldheim (05/09/2013) [-]
New Zealand.
#27 to #26 - youwantthisname (05/09/2013) [-]
Australia and NZ in a nutshell
#37 to #23 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
Came in fashionably late, kicked ass, took names, and saved the day.

We're not such a good little colony.
User avatar #40 to #37 - aldheim (05/09/2013) [-]
I forgot that an American developed the bomb that ended the war.
#42 to #40 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
You say that like it was one person who developed it.   
The idea was pushed forward by Einstein, developed by a large team of scientists lead by Oppenheimer, and was funded by the United States Government.    
Also the bit I'm talking about, the European front, had absolutely nothing to do with the bomb, it was over before the bomb was even finished.   
No, without the U.S.  D-day would have most likely have failed, or never occured, and the Germans would have been left in a one on one zerg-rush with the Russians.  There would have been no second front, and the war would have extended for an indefinite amount of time, with an uncertain outcome.
You say that like it was one person who developed it.
The idea was pushed forward by Einstein, developed by a large team of scientists lead by Oppenheimer, and was funded by the United States Government.

Also the bit I'm talking about, the European front, had absolutely nothing to do with the bomb, it was over before the bomb was even finished.

No, without the U.S. D-day would have most likely have failed, or never occured, and the Germans would have been left in a one on one zerg-rush with the Russians. There would have been no second front, and the war would have extended for an indefinite amount of time, with an uncertain outcome.

#110 to #42 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
everyone always forgets how much Russia did during WWII, and how many lives they lost.
#160 to #110 - thereasonableperso (05/09/2013) [-]
Because they didnt care about casualties.
User avatar #200 to #42 - flyingfucks (05/09/2013) [-]
You say one on one, what about on the western front with Britain and even the French Resistance? Dambusters and several other raids conducted on the German infrastructure counted for nothing? I'm not trying to downplay the huge impact that the Russians had on the war but nor do I think it was a 'one on one' battle.
User avatar #290 to #200 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
Fair point. The Guerrillas did more than their fair share of fighting in the war. However, a Guerrilla force is not as swiftly effective as an organized army.
User avatar #45 to #42 - gammajk (05/09/2013) [-]
Hitler still would've lost, he was a terrible military leader and he made a ******** of critical errors that led to his defeat and he would make more.
#47 to #45 - srslyjakecease (05/09/2013) [-]
Whether thats true or not, the war would have been much worse without the western front. Hitlers army was still enormous, and he had a lot of good generals, his own military leadership not withstanding.

A lot of his errors were made out of desperation in the final throws of the war, while others where mistakes he made because he insisted on doing what Napoleon couldn't. (invading Russia, and the British Isles for instance)

I'm not saying he would have won. What I AM saying is that the fighting with Germany wouldn't have ended in 1945.
#242 to #47 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Did you know that The Germans didn't plan to go to war until 1942 in order to get enough equipment and supplies for their troops? However, the huge welfare benefits Hitler gave the German people in order to win their allegiance forced him to attack Poland and Czechoslovakia prematurely.

It's interesting to see how the Germans developed superior weapons around 1942 as well.
User avatar #50 to #40 - thisisspartah ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
We split the atom, so if we didn't the nuke may not have been developed, so we played a part.
User avatar #51 to #23 - thisisspartah ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
My grandad was an New Zealand A.N.Z.A.C engineer in italy, I think he was in monte cassino.
#97 - eunneland (05/09/2013) [-]
my grandfather (he was around 8-9 years old) refused to open a fence gate for the german soldiers, but changed his mind when he got candy from them!
#285 to #97 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Because the Nazis were monsters, as the US says. People that enjoyed killing. People that enjoyed fighting. People that laughs at their victims and killed everything they saw.
#226 to #97 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
And then they raped him.
#178 to #97 - auda ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Eeeh... Maybe not a klondike bar.... But I would have done the same.
User avatar #6 - angelious (05/08/2013) [-]
my grandfather actually stole a bike from passing by nazi soldiers.he got caught and beaten for it...

he also traded homemade beer for chocolate and stole some weapons(wich were confiscated by some drunkard) from finnish army.

my grandfathers brother in the other hand fought in the war.survived the whole thing without a single drunk,fell from atop a truck broke his neck and died

both are true stories btw
User avatar #148 to #6 - secondman (05/09/2013) [-]
My grandfather in ww2 was in the RCAF and trying to fix his plane when the propeller hit his hand.

when they had stitched his hand he got 3 medals and a distinction.

50 years later he lives across the street from a man who fought in the German air force
#205 to #6 - ushuaia (05/09/2013) [-]
Proof german soldiers weren't animals
Had he steal from the soviet army, he would have died and been tortured
User avatar #206 to #205 - angelious (05/09/2013) [-]
well yeah finland and soviet union were at war that time so i guess that would have been the case :3
User avatar #202 to #6 - mikkeldp (05/09/2013) [-]
a teacher from my school had a grandfather who where part of the sabotagers... he helped them destory some train tracks and saw it happen from afar when the german army came..
she told us alot that she had heard from her grandma but its along story of hiding, runing, fighting back behind the lines and more hiding
#246 to #202 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
My grandfather was in the Norwegian resistance. He experienced some pretty hardcore stuff, the execution of a local police chief who conspired with the Nazis, smuggled weapon blueprints from a big ass weapon factory to Sweden (and then to Great Britain) with an ambulance, and general cool stuff like picking up weapons containers etcetera :D
User avatar #248 to #246 - mikkeldp (05/09/2013) [-]
There sure is alot of stories hidden in that war. Alot of brave people died.. may they sleep well now
User avatar #7 to #6 - wottafella (05/08/2013) [-]
What are the chances of that happening to the brother, surviving the hail of bullets just to leave over a good night.
User avatar #122 to #6 - babbysmithy (05/09/2013) [-]
PERRRRKELE, Stole our guns!
#109 - datgermanguy (05/09/2013) [-]
Hm, what did my country do during WWII? I just can't remember...   
Well, must've been something really unimportant then. Right, guys?
Hm, what did my country do during WWII? I just can't remember...

Well, must've been something really unimportant then. Right, guys?
User avatar #286 to #109 - vycanismajoris (05/09/2013) [-]
Maybe they just misspelled "Wii"
User avatar #166 to #109 - solidderking (05/09/2013) [-]
im not even sure if germany even participated in WWII...
User avatar #167 to #166 - alekshm (05/09/2013) [-]
What is a "WWII"?

Should i know this?
User avatar #168 to #167 - solidderking (05/09/2013) [-]
im not sure, i think the thing after WWI and WWIII, but im not sure
User avatar #169 to #168 - alekshm (05/09/2013) [-]
Made me wonder.

Ain't a WWII the thing you put on your cat to make it go "whuu whuu"?
User avatar #185 to #169 - solidderking (05/09/2013) [-]
really? i thoughts WWII is only for dogs...
#254 to #185 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
It is. Just take a look at CoD: WaW
#158 - professorballsack (05/09/2013) [-]
I'm not really sure what we did, we just waited under the heat

I'm going to hell
#283 to #158 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
#196 - teefa (05/09/2013) [-]
iceland during ww2
User avatar #229 to #196 - fantomen (05/09/2013) [-]
>implying there wasn't some major German spy/ submarine ops going down on Iceland
#232 to #229 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Iceland had pro-soviet sympathies, and a communist party strongly linked to Moscow.
User avatar #295 to #196 - skarre (05/09/2013) [-]
They were invaded by the British navy, to ensure that the Germans didn't invade them instead.
#60 - riefenstahl (05/09/2013) [-]
I'm Spanish so my country was pretty concerned with our own civil war. National sport, btw.
#267 to #60 - hairibar (05/09/2013) [-]
La guerra civil terminó en 1939, justo antes de la segunda guerra mundial. Además, la alemania nazi era aliada del ejercito Franquista.
#138 - tomtomvdp ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Well this is awkward...
#165 to #138 - shatt (05/09/2013) [-]
argentina was influenced by nazi facism, like Brazil exepct brazil had a treaty with america so they didnt sign with germany
#173 to #165 - tomtomvdp ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Yup , we traded with the Germans , that aside the general population hated and hates nazis or any kind of military government . And we patched things up when the US were on the 70´s depression , Argentina aided them . until 76´ when the last and worst military dictatorship started , and not long after that , the war with Britain.
#207 to #138 - ushuaia (05/09/2013) [-]
I would have loved to be in that rally, when argentina had morals
#271 to #138 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
De que parte sos?
User avatar #31 - thescatmanohone (05/09/2013) [-]
my Grandad was a Red Army foot soldier, on the front from his hometown of Stalingrad all the way to Berlin.
#161 to #31 - thereasonableperso (05/09/2013) [-]
Thats impressive considering how the eastern front was basically one big meat grinder.
User avatar #300 to #161 - thescatmanohone (05/09/2013) [-]
believe me, he was well ground by the time he made it back home.
#238 - creusche **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
Hitler and his personal guard and some troops actually stayed in my Great Aunt's house in Poland. She was a teenager at the time and some of the troops wanted to "have their way with her." And Hitler stopped them and thanked my Great Aunt and her family for their hospitality.

Pic somewhat related
#256 to #238 - olafthebard (05/09/2013) [-]
Even though he was a terrible man, everyone has some points of decency
#125 - rambearclaw (05/09/2013) [-]
Canada was the only country to accomplish their set objectives on D-Day
#257 to #125 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
If i recall correctly, wasn't the main objective of the British and Canadians to liberate Caen? It took you guys about two months to liberate the city while the U.S. were already at Cherbourg in 1/4 of the time. If you are referring to the landings on Juno beach, yes it was successful but the priority was to link with Sword beach which was failed to be done. All in all, the entire invasion didn't go 100% to plan, but it was a decisive allied victory in the end. - Sincerely, you're friendly neighborhood Anon.
#194 to #125 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
They had it fairly easy if I recall correctly. Well as easy as it's gonna get invading a damned beach surrounded by pillboxes with NAZIs wielding MGs.
#228 to #194 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
And if Rommel had gotten his will, they would have been pinned down and butchered by Tiger tanks on the beaches as well
User avatar #174 to #125 - foxxywithpaws (05/09/2013) [-]
And they still apologised.
#159 - torkildsen (05/09/2013) [-]
My grandmother did the same and I admire that.
My grandfather however put sand instead of fuel into their submarines and sank their **** . I admire that too.
User avatar #245 to #159 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
******* hardcore.
User avatar #41 - Schwarzenegger (05/09/2013) [-]
Bombed the hell outta Japan
#43 - supamonkey (05/09/2013) [-]
"We took the cane out of the cupboard and gave the Nazis a damn good thrashing..."
#46 to #43 - mattkingg **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
Picture somewhat relevant
Picture somewhat relevant
User avatar #126 - gottdammit (05/09/2013) [-]
My contry sided with Hitler. Apparently, Nazi officials sent warnings to our fascists because they were too cruel to the Jews. Let me point that out one more time:
Even the Nazis thought we were too cruel to the Jews.

Some of our neighbours still don't like us very much.
User avatar #128 to #126 - donaldducksdick (05/09/2013) [-]
What country is that
User avatar #130 to #128 - gottdammit (05/09/2013) [-]
That was The Independent Country of Croatia.
It is important to note that we are today the Republic of Croatia, and we are pretty fairly left-winged, so things are pretty OK now for the minorities.
User avatar #150 to #130 - ludislavonac (05/09/2013) [-]
Except there are still a lot of Ustaša (Croatian variant of Fascists) idiots among our youths, sad times.
Also my grandmother ended up in a concentration camp (Jasenovac) for being a partisan supporter, oh well
User avatar #224 to #126 - lot (05/09/2013) [-]
Can you give an example about TIC of Croatia being too cruel to Jews?

(Sorry, WW's fascinate me)
User avatar #307 to #224 - gottdammit (05/10/2013) [-]
There is a ******** of examples. The only thing is, we don't know if they are real. I will say two things, though:
1. I remember someone told me that the Ustasha (our homemade Nazis) drank blood from the murdered Serbs and Jews.
2. My grandaunt that lives in a village near the place where the death camp was located told me that, when she was a kid, the river would bring corpses. As a very good human being, she would drag them ashore, took anything that was worth something and let them float away.
#157 - derpyhuman (05/09/2013) [-]
Need I say more?
Need I say more?
#163 to #157 - derpyhuman (05/09/2013) [-]
They had some American bases.
User avatar #233 to #157 - fantomen (05/09/2013) [-]
Canadian soldiers did quite a bit in the war, mostly along with the yanks.

The Germans sailed into Canadian rivers with their U-boats and planted weather and radio monitoring machines that weren't discovered until the 90s.
#137 - hairibar (05/09/2013) [-]
We basically sucked nazi dicks (I'm from Spain)
#244 to #137 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
We were taking economical advantage of the war. We fighted in Russia.
We were allied with Germany against the communists.
We had just left a war between us behind us. So you can't expect much after this.
If you support the republicans doesn't mean that Spain did it wrong during the WWII.
I'm a patriot, so I don't support any of the sides in or Civil War.
The Nationalists did it better, so get over it.
But I would never fight my own country.
#261 to #244 - hairibar (05/09/2013) [-]
Pues eso, básicamente éramos lameculos. No soy comunista, pero desde luego si antifascista convencido.
Yo no solo no pelearía contra alguien de mi país (que por cierto para mí, por sentimiento es Euskadi), simplemente no pelearía con nadie. Soy pacifista.
#273 to #261 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Tampoco apoyo los nacionalismos. Quiero que todo español vuelva a estar orgulloso de serlo. Quiero controlar España, cambiarla y que todo el mundo tome ejemplo con orgullo. Si te apetece hablar de mis planes podemos hablar via Fb (Carlos Castillo Subiza).
No éramos unos lameculos. Franco era algo así como un calientapollas. Y Hitler era el que estaba pendiente de si España entraba o no al trapo. Pero no hicimos nada por ellos. La lucha contra el comunismo era algo anterior en España, por lo que la División Azul no fue enviada como apoyo a Alemania, sino que estaba luchando por la misma causa.
#296 to #273 - hairibar (05/09/2013) [-]
Más que nada, lo del nacionalismo es por no hundirse en la mierda en la que España se esta convirtiendo. En fin, se entra en crisis por pura estupidez, y en vez de arreglarlo, se intenta empeorar. En Euskadi tenemos una historia, idioma, cultura y pensamiento muy diferente al de España.
Simplemente, sabemos que somos Españoles, pero no nos sentimos como tal.

#297 to #296 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
No tenéis una historia diferente. Tenéis nuestros orígenes. Motivo por el cual yo me sentiría incluso más orgulloso. Sois más España que los demás.
Además la crisis económica azota todo el mundo. No quieras irte... T-T Yo quiero a todo español que no me trate sin respeto. Y por ahora te quiero a ti
Vengaaaa... Venga, venga, vengaaaa...
#299 to #297 - hairibar (05/09/2013) [-]
Es algo de sentimiento, no se puede cambiar.

Además, muchos países ya han salido de la crisis haciendo las cosas bien: castigar a los responsables de la crisis en vez de a las víctimas.

En Euskadi tenemos mucha mejor economía que en el resto de España, señal de que hacemos las cosas bien.
#303 to #299 - anon (05/09/2013) [-]
Euskadi no es Euskadi porque Euskadi lo decidiera.
La economía de Euskadi al igual que la de todas las comunidades y provincias fue desarrollada por los reinos a los que pertenecían. Y es por eso que no entiendo los nacionalismos.
#306 to #303 - hairibar (05/10/2013) [-]
Símplemente, al igual que tu amas España, nosotros amamos Euskal Herria, y queremos tener el derecho a hacer lo que tu haces, pero con lo que consideramos nuestra verdadera nación.
#308 to #306 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
Pero está el pequeño inconveniente para vosotros de que nosotros también amamos Euskadi, ya que es parte de España.
#309 to #308 - hairibar (05/10/2013) [-]
No deberíamos tener el derecho a elegir, ya que se trata de nosotros mismos?
#310 to #309 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
No se trata de vosotros. Etiende que cada ciudad ha sido desarrollada para el beneficio del país. Y si de repente todas decidieran, que como ya generan un beneficio importante, todo eso les pertenece... Pues así todos los países desaparecerían. Vale que no tiene por qué ser malo, pero los patriotismos y el orgullo de cada uno sigue estando ahí y evitará que esto suceda. Pero ni tú ni yo veremos tal nivel de globalización.
#311 to #310 - hairibar (05/11/2013) [-]
Pero nostros nos NO NOS SENTIMOS españoles
#313 to #311 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
Que vosotros no os sintáis españoles no os da derecho a quedaros lo que es nuestro.
De modo que el único modo de justificarlo es que sois extranjeros.
#315 to #313 - hairibar (05/12/2013) [-]
Basicamente, sí, nos consideramos algo así como extranjeros, solo que nuestra nación de origen esta dentro de otro país.

¿Consideras tu a India como parte de Gran Bretaña) ¿O la República de Irlanda?
#316 to #315 - anon (05/12/2013) [-]
Claro que no, al igual que no considero sudamérica española. Porque fueron conquistados. Cosa que no pasó ni con vosotros, ni con Cataluña ni con Galicia.
Solo con Navarra. Y sería el único independentismo que aceptaría a regañadientes. Pero afortunadamente el independentismo navarro es cosa de un puñado.
#312 to #311 - anon (05/11/2013) [-]
Entonces sois extranjeros residiendo en España.
#39 - Cleavland Steamer (05/09/2013) [-]
granny should've given them this soup
User avatar #136 - pjotor (05/09/2013) [-]
My grandfather used to steal beer from the german soldiers.
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