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distatti wrote:Hello, everyone!
I am new comer on this forum...and I want you (the management and the participants to this forum) to help me out in following matter. I am very interested in the Winter War ('39-'40), especially in the night training and operations wadged by the Finnish Night Unit - "Verenimija" (Vampires) during this conflagration. I saw that CanKiwi2 detain important reference related to this unit. I ask him and anyone who believe that can help me, to contact me at: email@example.com
Yep, done.JTV wrote:BTW: I am pretty sure it would have been best to post your question to that particular thread that inspired your interest or as a completely separate thread. This thread of discussion is for the quiz. I assume that the forum staff will transfer this a its correct place.
Juha Tompuri wrote:distatti, welcome to AHFYep, done.JTV wrote:BTW: I am pretty sure it would have been best to post your question to that particular thread that inspired your interest or as a completely separate thread. This thread of discussion is for the quiz. I assume that the forum staff will transfer this a its correct place.
CanKiwi2 wrote:..And yes, that was one of my fears as well but it was decided that the moderators could handle these as they came up.
JTV wrote:CanKiwi2 wrote:..And yes, that was one of my fears as well but it was decided that the moderators could handle these as they came up.
Unfortunate weak point of that plan is that the resulting discussion does not necessarily take place on this forum. I have already seen one sample of this. The same fictional night vision system got introduced in another forum last June as a historical item and by someone who I consider a respected scholar of military history. Apparently you succeeded making the whole thing so convincing, that it fools even experts.
distatti wrote:... again, hello everyone!
Thanks Jarkko, Juha and Nigel! To my disappointment, indeed Verenemija unit is/was just a fantasy as I've expected from the beginning ... but I did not lose nothing trying to find out. Actually, the thing that caught my attention was the concept of a unit trained to execute exclusive night operations. I saw that as a doctrinal concept. I did not pay any attention to the technical capabilities (night vision systems etc.) as you probably understood, but only to the (ipoteticaly from now) operational capabilities. Sorry if I did bother!
Yes, well writtenCanKiwi2 wrote:I think I should take these as compliments - an alternative history that's so convincing it fools both readers and even the experts
That souds pretty much the same as I remember from my military service.St.George wrote:Generally going back to my own military service (In Sweden) a recon patrol scouts the rout a head and marks up the path with white fabrics. During the night movement its extremely important that the men keep close distant so no one becomes derailed. Also sound disciplines I extremely important. I would be surprised if this difference allot from the Finnish WWII night operations.
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