Corrections : It was 1,800 air to air wired guided acoustic triggered missiles... NOT 18,000.
The Soviets were faced with 10 Division on a six hundred mile wide front, not nine.
The Allies were faced with nine Division on a 60 mile wide front not ten.
Sorry for any confusion I may have caused, it was unintentional.
Cambridge Joe 22:17:12 GMT - 05/17/2012
P.S. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were targets AFTER Berlin as the Soviets had taken Berlin before the bomb was ready.
The Soviets, the fullest of respect for the unimaginable sacrifice... unimaginable... Leningrad... withstood a 900 day siege..... berlin fell in 10 days.
The Soviets faced 9 nazi Divisions on a front 600 miles wide.
The Allies in Normandy faced 10 nazi Divisions on a front 60 miles wide.
Now... I am no mathematician..... but just think what that might mean.
Cambridge Joe 21:54:51 GMT - 05/17/2012
Just for the record..... I am not against homosexuals per se.
I am against the endless propaganda that our media is steeped in that tries to present it as natural.
Plainly, by any measure, it is un-natural.
Without the brilliant genius of Alan Turing, who was a homosexual, the second world war would / could have lasted for a further two years or more.
Alan Turing was a most brilliant mathematician whose greatest achievement was the cracking of the Enigma code.
A basic flaw in the design of Enigma was that no letter of the alphabet could ever be represented by itself once enciphered - a could never be a, z could never be z. Together with errors in sent messages and the German habit of using standard phrases at the start of each communication, this allowed cryptanalysts to establish informed â€˜guessesâ€™. Nevertheless, without a swift mechanical deciphering system, Enigmaâ€™s 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 combinations were practically unbreakable.
Alan Turing (1912-54) was the leading mathematician at Bletchley Park. Heâ€™d been recruited from Cambridge University where he had created the pioneering Turing Machine, a forerunner of the modern computer able to perform calculations at astonishing speed.
Turing and Gordon Welchman, a fellow Cambridge mathematician, set to work improving a Polish machine, Bomba, which was built before the war to crack earlier versions of Enigma. The new Turing-Welchman Bombe was perfected in 1940 and they began deciphering Luftwaffe communications. Once set in motion, it would search through all possible Enigma rotor variations until the right combination was found. The complex Enigma methods used in German Naval communications were cracked in 1941, then again in 1943 (after the Navy had introduced extra components to the system).
Now, if you have the kind of intelligence that can read through 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 combinations and come up with the cypher, then I have nothing but respect for you.
Bear in mind that the Germans changed the settings every day at midnight. if the code had not been broken by 1 a.m. then they were having a bad day.
Churchill had more information across his desk about what the German Army was doing than hitler did !
Because of his homosexuality, Turing was hounded to suicide by MI5. ( He was seen as a security threat, because he might be recruited by the Soviets) He injected poison into an apple, then ate some of it. That is where the logo for Apple computers comes from. An apple with a bite out of it.
The Nazis were developing stealth aircraft, stealth submarines, super guns with extremely long range, missiles that left the stratosphere, primitive cruise missiles as well as air to air missiles and jet engines.
( By the by, 18,000 air to air missiles had been produced at the BMW motorbike factory in Berlin. They were wire guided and had an acoustic trigger which was tuned to the engines of Liberator Bombers. So, you might send out 500 bombers and .... none would return home, had the nazis been left to their devices. By the grace of God, the RAF paid a visit and by the time daylight came.... none of the missiles was fit for use!)
So..... had Turing NOT broken Enigma...... had the Nazis two more years.... despite the heroism of all who opposed and resisted..... the Third Reich could easily have been a reality that we would all be living with ( mostly as slave labour if alive) today.
So, Alan Turing, a heart felt thank you on behalf of all those you saved from life under the jack-boot.
Cambridge Joe 05:59:28 GMT - 05/16/2012
KL LOL !
I guess we now have the spectacle of gay 'marriage' pantomime to distract and annoy the general populace while the real dirty deeds go on in less day-light.
KL KL 02:35:22 GMT - 05/16/2012
Aussie MPs have it even better I think....they have pension for life. Like the Current Speaker P. Slipper on like a $300,000 salary....should he not win the next election I think he gets $120,000K for Life...regardless of Age. ....average about $80,000....... Australia needs a REVOLUTION and Rid this waste and SHAM + these MP have a Different Super (retirement fund benefit treatment)..... Surely someone can run and win election on this....and Forget that Labor/Greens Sponsored Loser "GET UP" group .....
Time to follow UK imvho and limit the payout to 3-5 years to help them adjust to SHAM normal life.....
So Joe .... you should not complain......its worst in Australia....LOL
Cambridge Joe 21:21:11 GMT - 05/09/2012
SYD, for reasons I will not go into here, I've had to spend the last couple of days in Peterborough.
At times, I seen and heard many people from Africa, Jamaica, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Poland, China, Italy and of course some that you might recognise as English.
The old father in Law has a live in carer. She is from Kenya but..by some trick of the light, ..... is BRITISH.... she doesn't like David Cameroon.. as she pronounces the name....... doesn't agree with the cut-backs AND her view is equal to mine..... of course !
Again, for reasons that I won't go into here, I have the dubious pleasure of having come to the attention of HMRC.
Now.... the fact that the money they want 40% of was earned overseas..... is really by the by.... what gets me is that when an MEP loses his seat, or is de-selected, they get ( I think I'm right in saying..) Â£85,000 a year for three years.... of course to help them 're-adjust' to life, not as a politician... poor things.
It goes without saying, that this Â£85,000 a year is of course tax-free, as it is 'compensation'.
Good, isn't it ?
Syd19:10:47 GMT - 05/08/2012
pensioner who decorated his home with British flags to mark the Diamond Jubilee has ordered to remove them by a local housing association!
Derek Birch, 72, was told he would have to take down the flags or he would be charged for the cost of their removal.
His landlord, Flagship Housing, says the number of flags on display is "excessive" and gave Derek a week to take them down!
The pensioner says the decision is "ridiculous" and he will not remove the flags.
The pensioner, of Newmarket, Suffolk, has vowed to stand his ground and take his fight to court if necessary.
Derek, a retired civil servant, who has lived in the property for six years, said:
"It is ridiculous. It's the Jubilee - it's only once in a lifetime. I will probably never live to see another big state occasion. The flags are harmless. All I want is to let the flags fly until the end of the Jubilee celebrations and then they will come down."
"I was born and bred in this country, lived in Newmarket all my life. This isn't the country I was brought up in, I can tell you. It's not harming anybody, putting flags out. It is like a dictatorship. There is no community spirit anymore. I am not taking them down I am standing my ground. I will defy their order. They will have to get a court order for me to take them down and then they will look really silly."
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