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  1. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

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    If anyone can remember, I made a thread way back that ask, "What person would to like to bring back for a day"? I figured we could learn some something for each member. The question is, "What historical event would you like to visit/particpate? It can be any event that strecthes back to ancient times, to today. Either you can just watch(omnipresent), or actively participate. For instance, I could say, I would like to be a British soldier at the battle of Isandhlwana. Something like that.

    Have fun with this, if I didn't clarify something, ask. :)
     
  2. timshatz

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    Off the top of my head, the Liberation of Paris on August 25th, 1944. I've heard from a ton of people that every Allied solider in the city (ahem) "got some" (ahem).

    Must've been one helluva party.
     
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    The Battle of Fort Wagner and the 54th Massachusetts colored regiment.
     
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    the reality behind November 26, 1944 and my cousins downing. there is little written and only gathered through intense research and the help of those here, Dragondog comes to mind. A movie though wild still could not do this air operation full justice, it appears almost everyone got killed, wounded and maimed on both sides before nightfall, especially the LW.
     
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    A. I'd like to be the last homo sapien to have sex with the last Neanderthal woman.
    B. I'd like to be floating in the water at midway watching the Japanese flattops turned to scrap iron.
    C. It has to be on Apollo 11
     
  6. Vassili Zaitzev

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    Well here are a few in my mind.

    1. Witnessing the flag raising on Mount Surabachi.
    2. Being with Hannibal at Cannae.
    3. Like Comiso said, flying in Apollo 11 to the moon.
     
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    Hannibal is a good choice.

    How about Thermopolie?
     
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    I could take Theropolaye. I always wanted to be a Spartan.

    Well, let me post a few of my own.

    1. French Legionnaire at Camerone.
    2. Redcoat at Waterloo.
    3. Soviet soldier at Stalingrad.
    4. Union soldier at Gettysburg.
    5. French soldier at Verdun.
    6. And a British Red Devil in Arnhem, 1944.

    Hope I didn't go overboard with this.
     
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    #9 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Mar 24, 2010
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    Would a moderator please delete this. I goofed.
     
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    I would like to have seen the creation of the Universe by our Maker. I bet that it was spectacular and beyond words.
     
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    wow...good question!

    It would be a tough decision to nail down a single event...

    I'd say some of my top picks would be:

    The battle of Thermopylae - and in that, I'd say the fight for possesion of King Leonidas' body would have been epic.

    The battle of Actium

    The great air battle of St. Mihiel during WWI

    The battle of Jutland

    The duel between Sutherland and Sakai

    The battle of Samar, specifically the actions of the U.S. destroyer Johnston (DD-557)

    Dang...way too many to list here now that I think about it! :lol:
     
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    Wow, hard to come up with a single one......

    RAF flyer during Battle of Britain
    24th Foot soldier at Rourke's Drift
    Nelson at the Nile
    A redtail hawk flying over Gettysburg
     
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    You wouldn't "see" anything. Photons didn't show up until 100K years after creation. Sadly, the creation of the universe was a dark event.
     
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    Just a thought on what you would "see" in most of the battles. Probably not much. Most of the time, you probably wouldn't know if you'd won or lost until nightfall and then only if you were still on the same ground or retreating. As Wellington said, "There is nothing so melancholy as a batlle lost as a battle won".

    However, I like Najaco's Red Tailed Hawk analogy. You'd be there but strictly as an observer. It interests but doesn't concern you as you have nothing really to do but watch. In all the other analogies, you've got a job to do and that would keep you too busy to watch.

    Just my .02 on being there.
     
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    Are you talking about Horse when he first launched this site?
     
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    Pre 20th Century events.....

    The battles of Lexington and Concord

    Siege/battle of the Alamo

    Gettysburg

    Battle of Hampton Roads - CSS Virginia vs USS Monitor

    TO
     
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    I would like to witness the Signing of the U.S. Constitution. Then I could ask the founders exactly what they intended and relay it to the Boobs that are currently holding public office, and there are Boobs on both sides of the isle.
     
  18. Vassili Zaitzev

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    All good. It doesn't have to be just one event, and you can either actively participate, or like Njaco's red tail hawk, observe.
     
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    :lol: That was probably very interesting but no.:lol:
     
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    I would definately want be at a vantage point to see everything that's going on.
     
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