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View Poll Results: Was the German Army (Heer) really so superior in WW2?
Absolutely no question. They were easily the best for pretty much the entire war 1 1.01%
The Heer possessed an innate superiority but was overwhelmed by sheer numbers and degraded by attrition 16 16.16%
Clearly more than a match for any opponent in the first half of the war at least; and even after that still often gave better than they got 35 35.35%
Easily the best during the early 'Blitzkrieg' campaigns and remained at least competitive thereafter 30 30.30%
The Heer enjoyed something of an edge in the early campaigns but their opponents caught up quickly 17 17.17%
As per option 5 but some of their opponents actually bettered them on at least one level 13 13.13%
German strategic skills were never anything special; and their tactical & operation skills were only slightly better in the early campaigns 11 11.11%
As per option 7 but Allied armies had clearly at least equally them tactically and bested them on other levels from 42/43 onwards 7 7.07%
They only won the early campaigns through a combination of luck, and the incompetence & lack of preparedness of their opponents. They were never anything special 7 7.07%
The Germans were never much good. It's all propaganda 2 2.02%
Other (please state and explain) 5 5.05%
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I just hope for Von's personal safety that there are not too many Scots, Welsh or Irish in his neighbourhood, if he's going to call them all riff-raff!!
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Bloody 'orrible shower.... hate the lot of 'em!


How about us Yanks Von??
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How about us Yanks Von??
You Yanks are like one of them big dopey dogs... need kicking now and then, but when you do you always feel sorry afterwards!
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You Yanks are like one of them big dopey dogs... need kicking now and then, but when you do you always feel sorry afterwards!
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It's worse than a woman's logic.
Sad but true. Some of my fellow colleagues have always wondered why some of their British clients weren't happy with their tours while they seemed to be perfectly fine all the way. It's a purely British thing - if you don't tell an old lady this time of the day is perfect to walk her dog or call her boss, she will die of bladder explosion and you'll be the one to blame. The worst is to tell her directly there's a toilet in the building. She will smile all the way and then write a complaint that you were the rudest person on the planet.
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More likely he refers to old elite school in UK. Eton.
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