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  • Registered Users Posts: 44 ElJaguar


    May 1945, Hitler dead - Current Affairs forum mourns.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,375 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    Citroen2cv wrote: »
    Farming and Forestry section:
    Price of turnips

    I think I prefer this new German tractor the Lanz Bulldog over the Wallis and Steevens steam engine.
    I mean she has great power and easier manage. Simpler on the threshing set too.
    Apparently though I'm advised to order in spare parts from Germany just in case of a break down as the waiting times on parts has increased considerably.
    They never told me that and I buying her. :rolleyes:


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The schmart money is on Dolphin FC to win the FAI Cup this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,016 ✭✭✭✭ maccored


    I hear theres some mad **** coming in September


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,420 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo


    I think I prefer this new German tractor the Lanz Bulldog over the Wallis and Steevens steam engine.
    I mean she has great power and easier manage. Simpler on the threshing set too.
    Apparently though I'm advised to order in spare parts from Germany just in case of a break down as the waiting times on parts has increased considerably.
    They never told me that and I buying her. :rolleyes:

    I hear those Lanz parts also work in Panzer tanks.
    Just saying might come in handy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭ minikin


    We’ve found a great value property between Balbriggan and Skerries, should we buy? Reading lots of threads on here complaining about aryan gangs marching about the place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭ Rawr


    Didn't an Irish guy run that Danzig place?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%A1n_Lester

    Sean Lester. He was League of Nations commissioner for the place until '37. He used to call out Nazi Germany on their behavior against the Jews, which resulted in them not wanting to work with him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭ knucklehead6


    Rawr wrote: »
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%A1n_Lester

    Sean Lester. He was League of Nations commissioner for the place until '37. He used to call out Nazi Germany on their behavior against the Jews, which resulted in them not wanting to work with him.

    [1939 Post]

    What behavior against the Jews? They want them out of their country, what's wrong with that??

    [/1939 Post]


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,551 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    Funny thing is certain people today would, back then, be claiming the coming war was a big Jewish plot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,243 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    If Hitler goes too far, he'll land us in a war that'll make the last one pale in comparison.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭ knucklehead6


    branie2 wrote: »
    If Hitler goes too far, he'll land us in a war that'll make the last one pale in comparison.

    Did you or see Mr. Chamberlain? Peace in our time! Hitler is just reunifying the German people, an industrious race. The man is a genius. Autobahn?? We barely have donkey tracks


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,243 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Did you or see Mr. Chamberlain? Peace in our time! Hitler is just reunifying the German people, an industrious race. The man is a genius. Autobahn?? We barely have donkey tracks

    "Peace in our time?" Sounds like famous last words


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,189 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko


    I know some people feel that Hitler goes a bit too far sometimes, but anyone who annoys the woke brigade as much as he does can't be all bad. Anyway, you can't make an omelette without cracking a few eggs. History will be kind to him, mark my words.

    And how we definitely don't have too many Hitlerites on boards and anyone who doesn't want to hear the Hitlerite point of view repeatedly on every thread is suppressing free speech.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,243 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    JImmy Stewart has a new film coming out called Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. That looks interesting


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,805 ✭✭✭ fvp4


    I am sure that most of Ireland would have supported neutrality in 1939. In terms of racism though, would an alien visitor coming to Earth in 1939 report that Nazi Germany was the world's most racist country?

    Think about Jim Crow, the British Empire ( including Rhodesia and South Africa), British controlled India, and the French Empire. it was a war between White Supremacists, in the Northern Hemisphere.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,526 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig


    [1939 Post]

    What behavior against the Jews? They want them out of their country, what's wrong with that??

    [/1939 Post]

    It is not as if we welcomed them into Ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,470 ✭✭✭ magick


    Just booked my first Airship trip! So excited!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,243 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    magick wrote: »
    Just booked my first Airship trip! So excited!

    I''m steering clear of that after the Hindenburg disaster two years ago!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,729 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    magick wrote: »
    Just booked my first Airship trip! So excited!

    Bring a parachute


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭ knucklehead6


    Pawwed Rig wrote: »
    It is not as if we welcomed them into Ireland

    [1939 Post]

    Did I say to bring them here? We don’t want their small minded mealy mouthed type here in holy catholic ireland.

    [/ 1939 Post]


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭ Rawr


    magick wrote: »
    Just booked my first Airship trip! So excited!

    You should wait a bit until that new national airline "Aer Something" get their first metal aircraft later this year. There's talk of them reaching Liverpool within a day (!). I'm not sure why anyone would want to travel so quickly anywhere, surely that kind of haste is dangerous.

    I am wondering what they plan to do with that Collinstown Aerodrome they've been building. It's far too far way from the city for my liking. I'm hoping they have the hindsight to re-route the Great Northern railway that way, in the off-chance this whole "air-travel" thing "takes off"...as one might say...


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,729 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Rawr wrote: »
    You should wait a bit until that new national airline "Aer Somthing" get their first metal aircraft later this year. There's talk of them reaching Liverpool within a day (!). I'm not sure why anyone would want to travel so quickly anywhere, surely that kind of haste is dangerous.
    I am wondering what they plan to do with that Collinstown Aerodrome they've been building. It's far too far way from the city for my liking. I'm hoping they have the hindsight to re-route the Great Northern railway that way, in the off-chance this whole "air-travel" thing "takes off"...as one might say...

    I heard they were going to build it in Clontarf but the locals objected. Something about the geese. Worried they might hit one of the planes when they are a shooting them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭ tommybrees


    The new rules in hurling and football are making the game and players 'soft'


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,243 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    Rawr wrote: »
    You should wait a bit until that new national airline "Aer Something" get their first metal aircraft later this year. There's talk of them reaching Liverpool within a day (!). I'm not sure why anyone would want to travel so quickly anywhere, surely that kind of haste is dangerous.

    I am wondering what they plan to do with that Collinstown Aerodrome they've been building. It's far too far way from the city for my liking. I'm hoping they have the hindsight to re-route the Great Northern railway that way, in the off-chance this whole "air-travel" thing "takes off"...as one might say...

    We certainly need a second airport


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭ Rawr


    branie2 wrote: »
    We certainly need a second airport

    Balderdash! What possible demand could generate the need for *two* aerodromes?! You are looking a half dozen departures, at a maximum! What insane scenario are you imagining? Dozens of aeroplanes? Hundreds of them?! Impossible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,243 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    An aerodrome in Shannon


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,729 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    branie2 wrote: »
    An aerodrome in Shannon

    No we should focus on seaplanes at Foynes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,890 ✭✭✭ Hamsterchops


    This Beetle car will never catch on ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,864 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    Rawr wrote: »
    You should wait a bit until that new national airline "Aer Something" get their first metal aircraft later this year. There's talk of them reaching Liverpool within a day (!). I'm not sure why anyone would want to travel so quickly anywhere, surely that kind of haste is dangerous.

    I am wondering what they plan to do with that Collinstown Aerodrome they've been building. It's far too far way from the city for my liking. I'm hoping they have the hindsight to re-route the Great Northern railway that way, in the off-chance this whole "air-travel" thing "takes off"...as one might say...

    If course if they do go ahead with it then they'll no doubt build a direct rail link to the city...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,952 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Friend of the Working Man writes ...


    Capitalism will soon be swept away in revolutions and good riddance to it, the working man will have a fair wage, ten pounds a week, and a half day off every other Saturday. There will be cheap cigarettes in the canteen to promote good health and enjoyment of life, and wonderful outings to a nearby beach. All you have to do is support your local Marxist-Leninist candidate in the forthcoming elections, and you will enjoy the same life as they already have in the U.S.S.R.


    Observant writes ...


    That sir is complete rubbish. Mr Hitler has the right idea, a measure of socialism yes, but allow the capitalist to do what he knows best, making a profit, so the worker can in fact be paid, and the nation excited by grand new ventures both at home and abroad, spreading our culture to places that have not had the benefit of it yet.


    Political savant writes ...


    I don't totally disagree with either of you, now that Mr. Hitler and Mr. Stalin are getting along so well, any form of socialism will probably be good for the people, a bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone. But I have to say, this Neville Chamberlain fellow is turning out to be quite a genius, don't you think? Who else could have brought a peace agreement back from such a threatening place as Germany today, but I feel that it is all bluster, at his core, Mr. Hitler is a peaceful sort who seems to enjoy his good life in the Alps and the company of a pretty girl and a friendly pooch. He's known to talk tough but really, what harm has he done? Austria will be a better place now that it is within the Reich, and anyone would be lucky to live there.


    Time traveller writes ...


    I like to look further into the future. Let us imagine what life will be like a half century from now, in 1989. Mr. Hitler will likely have gone to his grave by then, but there is no shortage of good men available to run the Reich and I foresee it having even greater influence. The Soviet Union cannot do much better than they have done, and if they stick to it, I think they too will be at the very height of their possibilities. The British Empire on the other hand will probably just disappear entirely, the British people themselves will see the benefits of either communism or national socialism, or perhaps their own unique blend, and they will toss the monarchy, the Dominions will become republics and India will fracture into a hundred chaotic bits and pieces, easy pickings for the likes of Persia or perhaps Siam to take over. The United States will remain aloof and unconcerned with the world, and interesting things are sure to happen there, but I cannot see them becoming anything more than a sort of North American Sweden, a neutral country that everyone ignores.

    The big change will be that people will have access to the Computing Machines that they now try to manufacture at the Colleges. These will eventually be available to everyone for a few minutes at a time, after which the people will go to relax at a teahouse or perhaps they will engage in a spirited game of chess. These Computing Machines will be able to do your financial sums in half the time it would take you normally. The drawback might be that they would have a tendency to explode with all the electricity and vacuum tubes, it's really beyond me but I don't entirely trust that sort of thing.

    One final point, few people mention China in these pages, but it seems like a very promising place for an enterprising sort, and I would imagine that if capitalism can succeed anywhere, it might be China. I've been wrong in the past but I've put a lot of thought into all this, and one final idea, the Mohamedan world will probably convert en masse to some other faith, either the Hindu creed which is unfathomable to me, or perhaps Buddhism. This will take place around 1947 and lead to Mesopotamia becoming a world power.


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