"Lets build a battle"

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"Lets build a battle"

Post by Gwynn Compton » 22 Dec 2002 08:36

Would anyone here be interested in partcipating in a "Lets build a battle" thread on World War One battles?

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Post by Marcus » 22 Dec 2002 08:48

Gwynn,

That sounds like an excellent idea.

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Post by Mike K. » 22 Dec 2002 21:56

I think so too. But which battle?

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Post by Marcel1975 » 22 Dec 2002 23:31

Can we involve Harry Truman's artillery battery?

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Post by Anthony EJW » 22 Dec 2002 23:40

What is a 'lets build a battle' thread?

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 23 Dec 2002 03:06

A "Lets build a battle thread" is where members of the Third Reich Forum contribute as much information as they can on a selected battle into a thread. Then the information is collected by a member (most likely myself in this case) and turned into a useful article.

I'll be selecting a battle from WW1 for Germany soon, so feel free to suggest ideas :)

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Post by Mike K. » 23 Dec 2002 06:41

How about the 2nd Battle of Ypres? It was the first large scale use of chlorine gas on the western front.

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Post by Durand » 23 Dec 2002 22:02

Hallo Gwynn,

Sounds very interesting. With regard to your canvass for a battle, are you looking for something well-known with a great deal of readily available information (e.g. Verdun or Cambrai) or do you want to exploit the collective and wide-ranging nature of the internet to tackle more obscure battles (e.g. Tannenberg or Riga)?

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 24 Dec 2002 03:38

Preferably some more little known battles.

Tannenberg could actually be a nice one for starters :)

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 30 Dec 2002 09:38

I'll be commencing the thread sometime after New Years.

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Post by Durand » 30 Dec 2002 14:38

Hallo Gwynn,

Great! Which battle have you settled on?

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Post by Zachary » 01 Jan 2003 02:06

Oh I missed this thread for awhile. I have four hours left in the year over year so I haven't missed it yet.

I dunno which one, Tannenburg seems nice, but you say "little known" I say it was a major battle, though not on the more publicized as Western Front ones. Didn't Tannenberg change the tide on the eastern front?

I'd like a battle with tanks, so it'd be after 1916 basically. My two cents anyway.
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Post by Gwynn Compton » 02 Jan 2003 08:17

Its not Tannenburg, but Tannenburg provided the inspiration for my choice.

I'll mostly likely start the thread on Sunday.

We'll be building the Battle of the Frontiers, which is the Battle of movement between the French, British and Germans from the Outbreak of war, through to the Marne, where the war of movement ceased, and trench warfare was born.

It's a fairly long period of time to cover in such a thread, but I find its an interesting period of the war, as prior to the Marne, it was a war of movement, which makes it odd on the western front.

So, start researching, and I'll get us started on Sunday :)

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Post by Zachary » 02 Jan 2003 22:14

Great idea! Good idea for a battle! I salute you! :D

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