• If you now the diffrences between a Wehrmacht K98 and one of the Waffen SS.


  • You may be a WWII junkie if…

    You find yourself indignantly saying “Hey, wait a minute…” to your television set when the narrator of a WWII documentary says something which is incorrect, or when you see that the film editor used footage of Event A or Weapon B to depict Event C or Weapon D.


  • @ABWorsham:

    If you have worn a M-42 German Helmet to play paintball in you may be a WW2 junkie.

    Or you even know the diffrence between a M-42 and German Firemen Helmet.


  • @CWO:

    You may be a WWII junkie if…

    You find yourself indignantly saying “Hey, wait a minute…” to your television set when the narrator of a WWII documentary says something which is incorrect, or when you see that the film editor used footage of Event A or Weapon B to depict Event C or Weapon D.

    I don’t say hey, wait a minute, anymore. I just roll my eyes. Does that still count? or does that make me a Jaded WW2 Junkie? Like watching the footage of a profile of a KV-1 tank being blown off when it’s used when talking about Barbarossa, Kursk, and The Battle of Berlin. And just rolling my eyes because I know the footage.

    If you know what a silhouette of a KV-1 looks like even when it’s bottom half isn’t visible


  • @Yavid:

    I don’t say hey, wait a minute, anymore. I just roll my eyes. Does that still count? or does that make me a Jaded WW2 Junkie? Like watching the footage of a profile of a KV-1 tank being blown off when it’s used when talking about Barbarossa, Kursk, and The Battle of Berlin. And just rolling my eyes because I know the footage. If you know what a silhouette of a KV-1 looks like even when it’s bottom half isn’t visible

    I like the phrase “jaded junkie” – I’ve felt that way too on several occasions.  But there have also been times when I’ve reacted to particularly outrageous gaffes by groaning and hiding my face in my hands.  The last time it happened was when I was watching the DVD of the 1950s TV series Victory at Sea: part of one episode ostensibly showed Luftwaffe activity during the invasion of Norway, and in one shot the camera (located on a ship) is overflown by an aircraft having an Italian fascist roundel on the underside of its wings.

    Pop quiz: Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen misused footage of the exploding HMS Barham, or worse yet of the Austro-Hungarian battleship Szent István capsizing in 1918 with little black figures of crewmen running along the hull as it rolls under them.


  • You May Be A WWII Junkie if…

    -you watching old WWII movies and knowing the diffrences of an incoming or outgoing…


  • How about WWII nose art on your car, along with mission markers on the doors….do I qualify?
    Next will be the shark mouth with the eyes too
    hmmm bullet holes intersting

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    ….If you pretend your Ford Fiesta is an F4-F Wildcat and Japanese SUVs are Japanese bombers during your morning commute.


  • @toblerone77:

    ….If you pretend your Ford Fiesta is an F4-F Wildcat and Japanese SUVs are Japanese bombers during your morning commute.

    lol qualified!

    @suprise:

    How about WWII nose art on your car, along with mission markers on the doors….do I qualify?
    Next will be the shark mouth with the eyes too
    hmmm bullet holes intersting

    lol qualified!

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    @Gargantua:

    “You may be a WWII Junkie if … You can identify random silhouette’s of WWII vehicles, and know exactly what they are, when they were produced,  what country(ies) they were manufactured by, what theater’s they fought in, and how many may still be running today.”

    That be me

    And you can ID tanks used in WW2 movies like PATTON, Battle of the Bulge and Kelly’s Heroes from what they really are and scream Bull-Shitake at the screen.


  • @suprise:

    How about WWII nose art on your car, along with mission markers on the doors….do I qualify? Next will be the shark mouth with the eyes too hmmm bullet holes intersting

    Very impressive!  Yes, definitely qualified.

    I once saw a TV movie in which a somewhat unscrupulous junk dealer was on the phone with a client, trying to sell him a small WWII aircraft (I think a little two-seater reconnaissance plane) he’d acquired.  The dealer energetically vouched for the plane’s alleged combat record, saying that “It’s even got a bullet hole in it!”  In the next scene, we see a close-up of the plane’s side.  The dealer’s hand appears from off-screen and fires a revolver into the plane; his other hand then appears and puts a small sign “WWII Battle Damage” next to the hole.

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    @CWO:

    @suprise:

    How about WWII nose art on your car, along with mission markers on the doors….do I qualify? Next will be the shark mouth with the eyes too hmmm bullet holes intersting

    Very impressive!  Yes, definitely qualified.Â

    I once saw a TV movie in which a somewhat unscrupulous junk dealer was on the phone with a client, trying to sell him a small WWII aircraft (I think a little two-seater reconnaissance plane) he’d acquired.  The dealer energetically vouched for the plane’s alleged combat record, saying that "It’s even got a bullet hole in it!"  In the next scene, we see a close-up of the plane’s side.  The dealer’s hand appears from off-screen and fires a revolver into the plane; his other hand then appears and puts a small sign “WWII Battle Damage” next to the hole.

    I love watching Pawn Star! Oh wait a minute…nevermind :-D


  • @toblerone77:

    I love watching Pawn Star! Oh wait a minute…nevermind

    It was the pilot movie for the TV series “Salvage 1”, featuring a home-made spaceship that travels to the Moon.  (No, I’m not talking about the first Wallace and Gromit film, though I admit that I hadn’t caught the similarity between the two plots until just now.)

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    @sgtwiltan:

    And you can ID tanks used in WW2 movies like PATTON, Battle of the Bulge and Kelly’s Heroes from what they really are and scream Bull-Shitake at the screen.

    Ahhh!!! I hate that. I was young enough when I saw Battle of the Bulge that it didn’t really matter, but now when I watch BotB or Patton, I can’t help but cringe at the would be German (and sometimes American) tanks.

    At least they made some effort to disguise the T-34 in Kelly’s Heroes.

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    @toblerone77:

    ….If you pretend your Ford Fiesta is an F4-F Wildcat and Japanese SUVs are Japanese bombers during your morning commute.

    Haha! Love this!

    Too bad I own a Honda Civic, but I suppose I can still play.


  • @LHoffman:

    @toblerone77:

    ….If you pretend your Ford Fiesta is an F4-F Wildcat and Japanese SUVs are Japanese bombers during your morning commute.

    Haha! Love this!

    Too bad I own a Honda Civic, but I suppose I can still play.

    I love this comment!


  • @LHoffman:

    Too bad I own a Honda Civic

    A regular one or a combat modification of the standard model?

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    @CWO:

    @LHoffman:

    Too bad I own a Honda Civic

    A regular one or a combat modification of the standard model?

    Standard model… with the addition of a bass amp in the trunk. At least I will sound cool as I shoot down all those Fiestas and Impalas.

    I just need some Red meatballs on my doors and my metallic silver paint job will look perfect. (I should probably remove the Iwo Jima flag raising sticker from my window though).


  • @LHoffman:

    Standard model… with the addition of a bass amp in the trunk. At least I will sound cool as I shoot down all those Fiestas and Impalas.
    I just need some Red meatballs on my doors and my metallic silver paint job will look perfect.

    Sounds good.  The Douglas Aircraft Company went to a lot less trouble to convert the civilian DC-3 into the military C-47 Dakota: basically, they just added a large cargo door to one side of the fuselage and painted the airplane green.  No stereo sound system, regretably.  Life was simpler in those days.


  • @LHoffman:

    Too bad I own a Honda Civic

    I was re-watching the Jerry Bruckheimer / Michael Bay film “The Rock” last night and this amusing line (delivered by Nicolas Cage) reminded me of your post: “Look, I’m just a biochemist. Most of the time, I work in a little glass jar and lead a very uneventful life. I drive a Volvo – a beige one.”

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