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Yes! and we all know who started all! F-ing Serbs ! :) Is there any war around us where we can't be involved?!? Fck!
it was a dutch man who burned down the Reichstag 27-02-1933 (so they claimed) wich enabeled Hitler to take full control over the country so you missed out on WW2
 

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it was a dutch man who burned down the Reichstag 27-02-1933 (so they claimed) wich enabeled Hitler to take full control over the country so you missed out on WW2
Yeah... but how many people know that info (if its true and probably ain't). Who really connects Dutch people with start WW2?

As for Serbs and WW1 many people believe that we are one to blame (at least to some extent). Of course if you go just little bit deeper in history it's obvious that Serbia was just used as excuse for big powers to jump in war.
If you go little bit more deeper in history you would found that Franz Ferdinand's assassination was planned and probably organized (or at least helped) by Austro-Hungarian pro war political and military currents which were against archduke.

Serbs was biggest loser of WW1. 30% of population died at the time. Yes Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes was created, territories are gained, but for what price? I live in north territory which was part of Austro- Hu... Believe me, people here at the time lived better than Serbs below Danube and we would probably live much better today if not for WW1 and WW2. But yes.., are Southern Brothers and brothers from Bosnia (with support of UK, France and Russia) decided for us that it would be much better to "liberate us" and live with them in one state.:sneaky:
 
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Sorry to all the South Africans on here, it's a day late:
11 1899 October the Boer war (or at least one of them):

The South African Boer War begins between the British Empire and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain’s anti-slavery policies. In 1833, the Boers began an exodus into African tribal territory, where they founded the republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The two new republics lived peaceably with their British neighbors until 1867, when the discovery of diamonds and gold in the region made conflict between the Boer states and Britain inevitable.
Minor fighting with Britain began in the 1890s, and in October 1899 full-scale war ensued. By mid June 1900, British forces had captured most major Boer cities and formally annexed their territories, but the Boers launched a guerrilla war that frustrated the British occupiers. Beginning in 1901, the British began a strategy of systematically searching out and destroying these guerrilla units, while herding the families of the Boer soldiers into concentration camps. By 1902, the British had crushed the Boer resistance, and on May 31 of that year the Peace of Vereeniging was signed, ending hostilities.
The treaty recognized the British military administration over Transvaal and the Orange Free State and authorized a general amnesty for Boer forces. In 1910, the autonomous Union of South Africa was established by the British. It included Transvaal, the Orange Free State, the Cape of Good Hope, and Natal as provinces.

Boer in Afrikaans means farmer -so I am led to believe.

Just to take a side step and reply to a comment that sexpert made to Chas concerning why the first commandos were army:

Well it's all to do with the Boers. No really! The word commando stems from the the Afrikaans word Kommando which means Command. The great man Sir Winston Churchill himself was captured by the Boers after resigning his commission and working as a war correspondent, (which is unusual because it took him three attempts to get to Sandhurst, He later escaped and was given a hero's welcome back in Blighty.

He was so impressed with guerrilla tactics, he said to himself that that is the kind of way to put mayhem into the enemies communications and transport. Get behind the lines and hit them below the belt.
Which led to Adolf stating any commandos caught were to be executed.

Why did he pick army and not the Royal Marines (BTW the Royal was added April 1802- because of the exceptional bravery shown throughout the "French wars"), because quite simply the Marines were too busy with manning the ships guns RM artillery and gaurding their bases, many of them overseas, - MNBDO Mobile Naval Base Defense Organization.
And besides The Boers were army, or at least they weren't Navy and therefore the Navy would have nothing to do with any of the these skull skulduggery, cloak and dagger army tactics.:rolleyes:

It wasn't until Montgomery insisted that that this most prestigious of outfits -for want of a better word- should be sent to Scotland and train in commando techniques that in '43, the Royal Marines could add Commando to their official title. Needless to say that this did not go down well with the Army commandos who had been in the thick of it from the beginning:sick:

The irony of it all is that after the 2nd world war, the Army commando units were disbanded and the SBS were placed under the charge of the RM, both are still going strong.
 
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Army commando units were disbanded and the SBS were placed under the charge of the RM, both are still going strong.
Great Info Joe. We still have the All arms commando course (as you know) they come back to a regular army unit when/if they leave the commando unit.. Like 29 commando RA. I think they even wear a Patch now saying Army commando on their arm. In your day Joe the dagger Patch.
 
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Yeah they changed the insignia
 
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14 October1066 Battle of Hastings (Also Erika's birthday;))

In 1066 the course of British history changed forever when William, the Duke of Normandy, landed on the southern coast of England and seized the country from its Anglo-Saxon king Harold Godwinson. The French had a long history of claims in England, and in 1002 the English king Aethelred the Unready married the sister of Richard II, the Norman duke.

The Normans weren't the only ones keen on the English throne - the Norwegians, led by King Harald Hardrada, invaded northern England but Harold defeated them at the Battle of Stamford Bridge on September 25, but at the cost of severely weakening his army immediately prior to William the Conqueror's invasion.

William invaded with around 7,000-12,000 men, and constructed a castle in the area of Hastings. This is where the famous Battle of Hastings would happen, on October 14, 1066. King Harold was killed (by an arrow to the eye according to legend - though this is debated among historians)* and William marched on London, eventually receiving the capitulation of the English barons and Harold's uncrowned successor Edgar Aetheling.

William was crowned on 25 December 1066 and reigned until 1087. The conquest introduced the Norman language to England, eliminated the English elite, changes to governance and the formal elimination of slavery.

* It is also debated by historians that Harold's mother was watching during archery practice. One archer was so clumsy that Harold's mum says "you want to watch that one, he'll end up having someone's eye out". :unsure: :)
* Another highly debated legend by historians is that just before Harold went into battle his mum warned : watch your back son and keep your eye open for any stray arrows.o_O:)
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Harold's death scene from the Bayeux tapestry
 

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