This is how the germans dare to think about their soldiers. Probably not all germans, probably a minority, but still. I even fear that some people will really hate me for translating it, giving a more widespread audience access to it. But maybe it helps to understand how nitpicking the germans are, taking everything the military does with a gran of salt. And maybe it will show, how easily germans tend to make nazism-comparisons, where others don't see any. From what I know, most of you will be puffed up.
In March '08 public discussion were made about foundation of a medal of courage, of which the forerunner would have been the Iron Cross. This was a reaction of left media:
Yes, I know, I made a mistake when he says that Göring got that Iron Cross in 1940, being the only one during WW2. But i was 2 lazy to rework it all again.
Wow that's really really sleazy beyond comparison!
Obviously it doesn't represent the whole country's beliefs, but the mere fact that such a new show exists is embarrassing. It shows a total lack of pride and is pretty damn disgraceful.
You should be mad.
It seems to me that it's some kind of sensation seeking tabloid. They look at the problem from the wrong direction IMHO.
I didn't make it!
I wouldn´t call it a tabloid. it´s the tv-version of this magazine: Der Spiegel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's just squaddies having fun, all nations soldiers behave like this. The British are even worse with what they do for fun. Getting rid of something just because the Nazis used it is poppycock nonsense, I despies certain lefties for their sheer disrespect.
Oh come on, that report has comedic relief if anything. And 'Der Spiegel' has a tabloid called 'Spiegel Magazin', where this video is from. So that report is nothing but tabloid bullcrap.
On the serious topic of a Medal called 'the Iron Cross' and others... why do we need a special award for heroic soldiers in battle? We aren't supposed to be in any war anymore and if a soldier does something to rescue his comrades he'd still be able to get the 'Bundesverdienstkreuz'. That is an award with NO troubled past.
Yeah if you thought the soldier behaviour is disgraceful, then you havent really paid attenttion to other nations. Because as said before by Vasili, british are even worse but also us finns do all sort of crazy shit when in service...
im all for the medal, less "omg it was used by nazis" the better , doesnt mean we will go to war just cause of a medal.
Herr Ober, die Rechnung bitte
20th October 2007
Oh no Stefan, you can't allow nazi symbols back to german military! That would open the door wide for all of their ideology! *sarcasm off*
boller;4558280Oh no Stefan, you can't allow nazi symbols back to german military! That would open the door wide for all of their ideology! *sarcasm off*
well i got a feeling since nazis ate bratwurst.... and so do i .... i am slowly becomming one..... forbid bratwurst right away !