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Leo Niehorster

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  1. Sorry, I thought about the initial post, and started a little research. I then posted my answer -- I seem to have duplicated RETAC21's post, but I hadn't read the new posts at the time. Anyway... Re the Adam_S post: Point No. 2. Where did you get the info that MBK was a Luftwaffe unit? Yes, Göring was in charge of production, but not wearing his Luftwaffe hat. Tessin — normally considered reliable about these matters — lists the Mineralöl-Brigade as an Army (Heer) unit. See Section E. Pioniere, Para IV. Technische Truppen in Vol. 1, pages 242–243. Thanks -- Leo
  2. There was the "Crude Oil Brigade Caucasus" ("Mineralöl-Brigade kaukasus", sometimes also referred to as Mineralöl-Brigade Kasnodar" — A large unit raised in 1942 by the paramilitary oprganization Technischen Truppen (Technical Troops, part of the German Army as of 1 June 1941). It was expanded in 1943 to "Kommandeur der Technischen Truppen Mineralöl". From Joel Hayward, "Too Little, Too Late: An Analysis of Hitler's Failure in August 1942 to Damage Soviet Oil Production", The Journal of Military History, Vol. 64, No. 3 (July 2000), pp. 769-794. Copy preserved at https://archive.org/detai
  3. What a lovely tribute. Thanks for the link.
  4. Really, criticism is good if it helps improve the matter, but remember: Sweden in not a member of NATO.
  5. Does this chart include the illegal immigrants? If not, the percentages would be much higher. -- Leo
  6. A bit difficult to park once you get to your destination.
  7. Or: It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
  8. Just visited Mexico. Younger generation of my Mexican family all emigrating to Canada, USA, or Europe.
  9. Turkey wants to get rid of the PKK. The rest of the Kurds would be a bonus. And the PKK are Communists. So TN should be all for the Turkish offensive. The rest of the Kurds would collateral damage. 😡
  10. There is something so broke with a system that allows _anybody_ who has been convicted of drug charges, theft, burglary, and violation of probation, amongst other things, to run around free.
  11. I access the site with SeaMonkey (open-source Mozilla) from my PC. Usually slow. (I have a 50Mbps connection). I open each thread in a separate tab, and close it when finished. This avoids having to slow-load the main page again. And you can go on surfing without having to wait for each thread to open. The "Search" function has often disabled these last days, so I cannot use the "View New Content" feature.
  12. How can you possibly say that about the greatest aircraft in the Vietnam War? Phantom rules !
  13. I wish people would not post links to articles / papers / magazines / etc., for which one has to register or subscribe to read.
  14. A strong navy certainly won't hurt their territory grab in the South China Sea.
  15. "Boris Johnson warns Trump US must compromise to get UK trade deal" https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49462613 :D
  16. I thought it was just me. One only has to compare this attitude with the British stance on Gibraltar. I suppose they will evolve the "not east of Suez" policy, probably the major reason to give HK to the PRC, to a "not south of Jersey" one in order to realize an isolated Gibraltar is an intolerable drain on HM Treasury, turn a blind eye on those Gib freeloaders, and end the history of the last Colony in Continental Europe. Pot — Kettel. Ceuta and Melilla, of which Morocco probably has a similar view. Just as Gibraltar is British by right of conquest, quite a while ago. Spain acquired Gib
  17. Ahh, yes: Microprose. Civ I, Railroad Tycoon, ... Fond memories. And fiddling around with High Mem and Load High to get them to work.
  18. See Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rinderkennzeichnungs-_und_Rindfleischetikettierungs%C3%BCberwachungsaufgaben%C3%BCbertragungsgesetz And there is another one at the bottom of that article. See Grundstücksverkehrsgenehmigungszuständigkeitsübertragungsverordnung
  19. Just discovered this word: (63 letters) Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz literally: Cattle Marking and Beef Labeling Supervision Duties Delegation Law
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