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If you had to be in WWII, which bit would you choose?

Old 24th Jun 2016, 01:54
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If you had to be in WWII, which bit would you choose?

Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain is already taken


North Atlantic convoys - definitely out. I have no idea how people did that. I think the punishment for desertion would be preferable than actually being on a convoy

Eastern front - definitely out, for so many obvious reasons

Eight Army in the desert would just be too hot

Normandy Invasion - maybe just to be a part of something of such historical importance and to think that while we now know the story, on that morning, nobody else did. Anything could have happened.

I think I'd chose a PRU Mosquito - but of course really I'd chose to be born in 1960


Susannah York's body guard is likewise already taken
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 02:00
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AWOL for the duration is for me...
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The street celebrations after it was all over.
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Since BoB is taken:
Remember Cary Grant in "Father Goose"?
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The bit where I get to stay alive AND in one piece - both physically and mentally.
Somewhere in the Caribbean sounds good.
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P-51's...England!
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Lancaster bomber pilot, surviving of course and then getting in on the post war boom in airline travel. B707 Captain in the 1960s and retiring on the B747 in the 1980s, before pay and conditions went downhill.
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Headed over the rails, climbing down to a landing craft headed for the beaches of Iwo Jima.

Easy to say now, I hope I'd have had the courage then.
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A sniper in WW1. It would have saved so much unpleasantness.
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 04:30
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Assuming I had failed in my attempts to emulate Blackadder's many and varied excuses for not participating, along with avoiding any potential detriment to ones safety and sanity....such as the Italians, French, Russians, Germans, Japanese, British Army, Royal Navy....and Americans....then tea making at one of those SOE training places in Scotland would have been nice.....I've always liked Scotland.

Should, however, some participation have been required..... F/E on a Sunderland ( preferably based in say, Bermuda ) .....because Sunderland's had a galley, that's why!....ones creature comforts are paramount in such circumstances after all.

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Toeing that briefcase a bit closer to Hitler.
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Old 24th Jun 2016, 04:45
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I always wanted to be fighter pilot - P-51 if it was going to be WW II (I was lined up for ROTC pilots training as I was preparing for college 45 years ago, but flunked the physical for an accelerated heart rate). I always figured the same skills that made me an above average race driver would have made me an above average fighter pilot
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I didnt like the new Dads Army movie but fancy myself in the Home Guard at a nice seaside town. Or the Observer Corp like my Gramps.
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The bit where you got your demob suit and trilby!
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My participation in WWII commenced in July 1944 - not that I remember much about it - in fact zilch.
My awareness started in 1947 AFAICR.
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then tea making at one of those SOE training places in Scotland would have been nice.
Flying Corsairs in the pacific.Not as cold as Scotland.
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