Actually your statement here is quite scary since it seems to be what came out of Nazi Germany. It was the excuse of the murderers who killed innocent people because they were ordered to! Sorry this type of fanaticism doesn't exist in England or Norway, so what is your real heritage?Karl Heidenreich wrote:
If they are ordered to fight they´ll go, end of the discussion, as any soldier has done in their country´s interest in History.
You just can´t make any comparison between them and those sailors who DID THEIR DUTY in the Hood, the Bismarck, the Arizona, the Schanhorst, the Royal Oak, the Yamato, etc. etc. etc. etc. and can claim their site of honor among those brave enough to distinguished that the interests of the many precedes those of the few or the one. Why they didn´t protest for playing bridge or dice on the BBs and BCs decks for five years while millions were fighting like tigers and dying horrible deaths in the battlefields? When the day came for them to do their part then it´s time to be "socially perceptive"? Give me a break! That was a stab in the back of the army, an army that wasn´t beaten once in the fields, and still occupying enemy territory when these spoiled children began to run amuk.
Have you ever had a good friend killed in combat? I have.
Have you ever had someone die while you were performing first aid trying to keep them alive? I have.
Have you ever woke up in your cabin because in your dream you heard "Man Battle Stations Missile for Strategic Launch" Knowing you were able to send 16 missiles with 10 MIRV warheads a piece to end the world as you know it? I have.
Life is precious. I have been raised to be an officer in a military family. I have been taught to win. I have always excelled at that, in work, war-games and sports. But in my life I have also seen the birth of a son to go with the death of my best friend. The birth is glorious, the death is disheartening.
Oh you do have Hitlers little lie that the German Army wasn't defeated in battle to fall back on as you quoted. But get the facts right "They were defeated in battle." All the battles in the last months of WWI went against the German Army. I guess it would have been much better had the Allied Generals been heeded to, Their view was that we needed to crush the German Army to make them understand they are defeated. By not doing that the MYTH of the Politicians selling the German Army out on the brink of them winning the war was born and Hitler used this and the hatred of the Jews as a rallying cry to kill the second most number of people in the 20th century behind Stalin.