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Post by CJ_Backfire » 15 Oct 2003 21:31

in battle of britian (the movie) you see that polish pilots were by brittish civilians mistoken for germans. So why dident they have pappers saying that they were polish. the swedish pilots in finland had pappers on them saying they were swedish volunteers.

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Post by PanzerKing » 24 Oct 2003 03:58

Well it was just a movie you know! They had to have something funny in it, besides if you are outnumbered and threatened, as well as probably scared (just being shot down and being foreign) you might just do as they say for the moment and explain later.

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Post by CJ_Backfire » 02 Nov 2003 16:23

true ofcorce

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Post by Jeremy Chan » 03 Nov 2003 09:21

In Fatal Decisions by Edmund Blanford there have been several 'mistakes' during the Battle of Britain era in which any pilot going down was deemed to be an enemy. This is further compounded with Free-Allied(that is, Czech, French, Polish etc.) pilots in that they generally didn't speak much English, the 'trigger-happy' locals would grab their shotguns and pitchforks (if they were farmers :D ) and got ready to turn them in. You can imagine what a mess that would create. A Pole was killed in one such inciden, his efforts to identify himself to the angry public in vain.

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Post by Panther » 11 Nov 2003 11:29

Needless to say, the 'trigger-happy' pitchfork and shothgun equiped 'militia' contributed to one of the few comic leftovers from WW2. :lol:

/Regards Panther

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