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Topic: Today's history tidbit

Another video from the History Guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCQITNbw7tc

Son, you've got a panty on your head.

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Re: Today's history tidbit

The Russians had a moment like that to and the guy ordered to launch refused.

Then there is the whole collapse of the Soviet Union, there must have been a meeting where Gorbachev asked the question if we can win, we can continue if we cannot win we must admit defeat, can we win?

This is the bitterest pain among men,
To have much knowledge , but no power.

Herodotus

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F_poSmlC7o

This is one that I think Chuut will be aware of, and with his Airforce pedigree Cesca might as well, but it's a neat one.

Son, you've got a panty on your head.

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Re: Today's history tidbit

Tanemund wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F_poSmlC7o

This is one that I think Chuut will be aware of, and with his Airforce pedigree Cesca might as well, but it's a neat one.

I had heard of this and funny you posted it, because just last week I came across something about it.  I knew about it before but what are the chances of hearing this brought up twice in about a week?

There was a series made about it called the Night Swallows available on amazon prime.  I tend to watch anything about military history that I can made in a foreign land for perspective.

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Tanemund wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F_poSmlC7o

This is one that I think Chuut will be aware of, and with his Airforce pedigree Cesca might as well, but it's a neat one.


Yes I was aware of these, and they are referred to in German biographies. In those they dropped hand grenades one at a time, over trenches and concentrations, not to cause physical damage but psychological damage. They would loiter in the dark drop a grenade, then loiter 15 minutes, go away, come back etc, to keep people awake and on edge.

This is the bitterest pain among men,
To have much knowledge , but no power.

Herodotus