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Old 18 Dec 12, 18:40
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I believe the topic chosen was "Most Significant Event in the 20th Century" and the moderators were working on it but some things came up that has delayed it.
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Last Stands would be good but possibly tough to define. Would this mean combat where one side had no possibilty of retreat or immediate reinforcement where the defenders displayed outstanding courage?

Those that ended in both defeat and victory would have to be treated equally of course.

Some ideas
  • Rorkes Drift
  • Custer
  • Dien Bien Phu
  • The Glocesters (Korea)
  • Thin Red Line (Crimea)
  • Cameron (French Foreign Legion, Mexico)

There were of course many last stands by Japanese forces late in WW2, both on the Pacific islands and in Burma where huge forces fought until they were wiped out.
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Stalingrad, the German Festung Befehl and Berlin.
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I would imagine that Stalingrad would be the clear favourite to be honest. Nothing else can really match it.
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....and here it is 2013...
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....and here it is 2013...

So it is...
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Other than hanging around for five years or so, how does one get one?
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I believe the topic chosen was "Most Significant Event in the 20th Century" and the moderators were working on it but some things came up that has delayed it.
That concept holds some merit and potential. Hopefully, Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor makes the list. I just recently finished reading this book and think such would get my vote;
December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World
http://www.amazon.com/December-1941-.../dp/B00A16SFIM
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Here's another subject for consideration;

Best twin engined, propeller driven, combat aircraft of World War II.

Excludes jets, flying boats, and transport/cargo types.
Would include fighter (day and/or night), fighter-bomber, attack/light bomber, medium bomber, recon, etc.
I know we have a couple of related threads already, so this could pick-up from there.
One question would be if they had to see operational use/combat; i.e. would some prototypes and developmental ones be excluded, as those entering service too late (like Grumman F7F Tigercat)?
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Here's another subject for consideration;

Best twin engined, propeller driven, combat aircraft of World War II.

Excludes jets, flying boats, and transport/cargo types.
Would include fighter (day and/or night), fighter-bomber, attack/light bomber, medium bomber, recon, etc.
I know we have a couple of related threads already, so this could pick-up from there.
One question would be if they had to see operational use/combat; i.e. would some prototypes and developmental ones be excluded, as those entering service too late (like Grumman F7F Tigercat)?
The Mossie already won.
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Last Stands would be good but possibly tough to define. Would this mean combat where one side had no possibilty of retreat or immediate reinforcement where the defenders displayed outstanding courage?

Those that ended in both defeat and victory would have to be treated equally of course.

Some ideas
  • Rorkes Drift
  • Custer
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  • The Glocesters (Korea)
  • Thin Red Line (Crimea)
  • Cameron (French Foreign Legion, Mexico)

There were of course many last stands by Japanese forces late in WW2, both on the Pacific islands and in Burma where huge forces fought until they were wiped out.
Bushy Run...? Never heard of that one did you?
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The Mossie already won.
Yup! But it would be interesting to see which one would come in 2nd and 3rd place.
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Significant event:

The Mosquito that bombed Berlin, and diverted the Luftwaffe from the RAF airfields and and to London.
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