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A Failure of Intelligence - how the British Bomber Command failed to identify a massive German threat to their planes
Bomber Command told the crews that their chances of survival would increase with experience, and the crews believed it. They were told, After you have got through the first few operations, things will get better. This idea was important for morale at a time when the fraction of crews surviving to the end of a 30-­operation tour was only about 25 percent. I subdivided the experienced and inexperienced crews on each operation and did the analysis, and again, the result was clear. Experience did not reduce loss rates. The cause of losses, whatever it was, killed novice and expert crews impartially. This result contradicted the official dogma, and the Command never accepted it.
uk  history  fail  wwii  airplanes 
august 2017 by andrewducker
Joseph Goebbels’ 105-year-old secretary: ‘No one believes me now, but I knew nothing’
Wilful blindness being one of the most powerful forces in the universe, particularly when obedience is beaten in as a child.
Holocaust  wwii  history  germany  genocide 
august 2016 by andrewducker
Auschwitz through the lens of the SS: Photos of Nazi leadership at the camp
It's odd seeing candid photos of SS members having picnics with the auxilliary staff.
nazis  photos  wwii  Auschwitz  ww2 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Star Wars WWII
Customised star wars figures - very cool
cool  starwars  toys  history  wwii  figures  geek  movies  scifi 
april 2008 by andrewducker

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