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If the year was 1944 would you.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zip, 11 May 2006.

  1. Zip

    Capodecina

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    ....sign up to the army and become a soldier?

    Last year i know i wouldnt have but today i think i would, even though we know what the condisions were like on the battle field back then and the chance of being killed.

    So would you sign up and fight for your country or what ever you have to fight for?

    Edit: Or Join the airforce and navy.
    And none of this behind the desk jobs. Im talking frontline stuff

    Edit again: For those people that coment it wasnt very hard after 1944 how about i ad in the ability to join up from the beginning
     
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  2. Zefan

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    It wasn't a matter of "Signing up" but yes I would - it'd make me the most proud one can be bar having children.

    The idea of dying on the battlefield isn't something I'm afraid of strangely, dying anywhere else yeah scary. I can't imagine a better place to die than on the battlefield.
     
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  3. Noxis

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    No I would not sign up and become a soldier - I would join the airforce or navy :D Although I work in telecommunications so technically would be exempt :eek:
     
  4. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    I would, yeah.

    But I wouldnt in the present time, as I dont exactly support what Blair is doing with the army.
     
  5. da_mic_1530

    Sgarrista

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    in this day and age no

    but i suspect in 1944 people would have frowned upon me not signing up for it,so i suspect i would have been pressured into doing so
     
  6. wozzizname

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    Id be too old :eek:
     
  7. Ransom

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    i definetly would sign up given the chance

    the 40's children compared to today just dont even comprehend
     
  8. Ukadder

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    Given the option I wouldn't sign up, more or less for the same reasons I wouldn't sign up now.

    If made to sign up depending upon the consequences and conditions we were under (and the task to be perfomed) I probibly would sign up.
     
  9. tedaC

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    i would hide in my loft :p - im allergic to being shot
     
  10. iCraig

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    I would sign up, but err accidentally break my leg June 5. ;)
     
  11. Zip

    Capodecina

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    So the British army was conscripts?

    Sorry for my ignorance, i thought the were volunteers(well they chose to sign up but got paid a tiny bit of money)
    I thought you lot were the same as us
     
  12. G-MAN2004

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    I am 110% i would sign up. I would love to infact. Iv'e probably been playing too much WW2 games. MOHAA 4tw
     
  13. Cueball

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    +1

    I'd see it as an honour to serve my country during a time of great need (WWII).
     
  14. kitten_caboodle

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    Nope.
     
  15. Von Luck

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    1944? The war's almost over! Why aren't you over there fighting already soldier?
     
  16. Tru

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    I'd sign up in a second and I'd fight alongside my Grandad to make sure those damned Gerries didn't take his legs this time! :mad:
     
  17. Zefan

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    Yes, infact every single thing everyone did was towards the war effort. It's known as "Total War" where every bit of productivity be it farming or factory production is turned to prioritise the war.
     
  18. Zip

    Capodecina

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    It was the year alot of people remember :o
     
  19. Zip

    Capodecina

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    I think it was like that down here aswell.
    Except our army was all volenteers and all of them chose to go fight, thats the same as WW1 aswell.
    Brave lads they must have been
     
  20. Zefan

    Don

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    It's not that much of a terrible day ( I presume you mean Operation Overlord etc?). I'd say the day (I don't know the date) that London was first bombed was a more harrowing one. If you want to remember a day even worse than that then google about what happened to Dresden.