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In the interests of education about this awesome game.......


I was thinking people could add their favorite "beauty" who is pictured (or mentioned) on a Paths of Glory card. We will need two (2) interesting pieces of trivia about the person or their career. One (1) picture.......in a bathing suit if possible......a uniformed picture will do in a pinch though AND a couple of (2 3 4?) reasons why you think your contestant deserves the tiara. In a few days I'll slap a poll together and we can crown Miss PoG Universe.



Anton Ludwig August von Mackensen (Card #29 11th Army)



-After conquering Belgrade, Mackensen erected a monument to the Serbian soldiers who died defending Belgrade, saying, "We fought against an army that we have heard about only in fairy tales".

-Early in his career Mackensen commanded the 1st Life Hussar Regiment (Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr. 1), whose uniform he often wore as a general. Mackensen's fame and familiar uniform gave rise to two separate Third Reich formations adopting black dress with Totenkopf badges: the Panzerwaffe, which claimed the tradition of the Imperial cavalry; and Hitler's "Life Guards," the SS. He is also known as "Totenkopf" ın the German Army. (August was very much anti-hitler .... a guy who dresses like this is all about the monarchy.)


I think August should be Miss PoG Universe based on his intense looks, nifty uniform, honorable warrior attitude and the fact he was awarded the Order of the Black Eagle, Prussia's highest-ranking order of knighthood. Jeez how cool is that? I also liked that he had some nice stuff to say about how tough Serbs were......AFTER he kicked their asses.

You Go Girl!!!!
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I'm sorry, but THIS will just crush anyone in a PoG beauty contest:




CP Card #17, Mata Hari, of course...
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Field Marshall Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (Card #50 Allenby)



- He was special high commissioner for Egypt (1919-1925) during which time he had to deal with a national uprising and mutiny of his own troops; most famously in the case of the Surafend massacre (“affair”) of Palestinian villagers by ANZAC soldiers.

- A keen nature lover all his life Allenby enjoyed bird watching, particularly after his return to England and subsequent retirement.

1st Viscount Allenby GCB, GCMG, GCVO has everything; good looks, the presence and most importantly for us, his bird watching makes him an honorary geek.

Vote Allenby, vote often.
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I kind of like this guy...





Heres another pic of Mackensen.



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Patton fought during World War 1 - Pershing assigned Patton to the newly-formed tank when Patton requested a combat command. Patton was wounded during combat towards the end of the war. For his service in the Meuse-Argonne Operations, Patton received the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal, and was given a battlefield promotion to a full colonel. For his combat wounds, he was presented the Purple Heart.

George S. Patton participated in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm - he placed fifth. He performed poorly in the pistol shooting - normally his best event. He used a 45 rather than a 22 - two of his shots went missing - it is argued that he actually shot such large holes in the target that his missing shots went through the holes without leaving a mark.

Born on November 11th,1885. Also the date of the Armistice in World War One (1918), the execution of Ned Kelly (1880) and the dismisal of the Whitlam government in Australia (1975).

Participated in a street shoot-out while operating against Pancho Villa. He tied the bodies of the people he killing over the bonnet of his car and took them back to his HQ.


The Patton-designed 'tankers' uniform of the 1930's.


Patton pissing in the Rhine


Portrait - 1945

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ORDE CHARLES WINGATE







I. TRIVIA (more than two with this guy!):

- Wingate would wear an alarm clock around his wrist (because he considered watches unreliable), which would go off at times, and a raw onion on a string around his neck, which he would occasionally bite into when hungry.

- He liked to go around naked. In Palestine, recruits were used to having him come out of the shower to give them orders wearing nothing but a shower cap, and continuing to scrub himself with a shower brush. He also gave press conferences in his tent buck naked.His attitude towards personal nudity best illustrated by an incident during the wide press acclaim following his first Chindit campaign. An Australian correspondent invited to the general's hotel room in Delhi wrote:
"I found him sitting naked on his bed, eyes buried deep in a book. He hardly glanced up as I entered and rather gruffly asked what I wanted. ... He wasn't interested in me or my requirements, but seemed most excited about the book he was reading ... a critical commentary of Emily Bronte and her work."

- He would serve tea to visitors using one of his dirty socks as a strainer (true!)

- He had a complete indifference to British Monarchy and the hierarchical class-bound society and way of thinking. He was on record as calling some of his more stuffy superiors "military apes".

- He spoke in an Old Testament idiom and saw himself as a Biblical style warrior-champion.


II. AND a couple of reasons why you think your contestant deserves the tiara:

1- Wingate pioneered unconventional warfare with his notion that large unit groups can function in the rear of the enemy for long periods of time if they were self-sufficient and well trained. He was a brilliant commander of the Chindits. Churchill called Wingate a genius.

2- He was a complete wingnut. Lord Moran, Winston Churchill's personal physician wrote in his diaries that: 'Wingate seemed to me hardly sane - in medical jargon a borderline case'.

3- Was awarded the DSO for bravery three times.

4- He became a fanatical Zionist, (although raised as fierce Old Testament Christian) and fought Arab "gangs" with Special Night Squads, the armed detachments of British regulars and Jews which he himself brought into being.

5- His few days in Palestine, however, bore much fruit in that he taught the Jews (Moshe Dayan was one of his students) of British mandate Palestine, tactics which would later coalesce into the daring tactics of the IDF. He was the "Lawrence of Israel"

6- He helped to restore Haile Selassie to his Ethiopian throne.

7- He died at the peak of his career in the tragic style.
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Douglas Haig, the attrition poster boy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Haig,_1st_Earl_Haig
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Minedog3 wrote:


Douglas Haig, the attrition poster boy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Haig,_1st_Earl_Haig



Beeeeeeh!
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I look at this picture and the old song "Muskrat Love" starts going through my mind. No idea why.
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Quote:
I look at this picture and the old song "Muskrat Love" starts going through my mind. No idea why.

I look at this picture and I feel like invading Poland...
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My favorite ww1 person is the guy in the quote below that I found by pure accident when skimming through a war diary looking for some information for a trench raid scenario. Not that I know who he was or what he looked like or anything (probably easy to find out, but it might ruin a perfect image to dig too deep).

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I am afraid I have to agree with Umberto on this.

Two interesting pieces of trivia:
1) Born Gertrud Margarete Zelle, she was married in 1894 at age 18 and moved from the Netherlands to Java with her husband. They had two children. Her son died in 1899 of poisoning, "apparently by a disgruntled housekeeper". In 1903 she divorced and moved back to the Netherlands.
2) Around 1905, she started acting on the Paris stage as Mata Hari. To quote firstworldwar.com, "Mata Hari's attractiveness, as well as her willingness to appear almost nude on the stage, made her a huge hit."

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Cyril Roy Humby
Service number: 2333
Rank: Private
Roll title: 36 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 6 Reinforcements (May-November 1916)
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of embarkation: 17 October 1916
Place of embarkation: Sydney
Ship embarked on: HMAT Borda
Ship number: A30

Returned to Australia 22 Sept 1919

Incidentally, so did CSM Reginald Wilthew.

36th AIF Btn War Diary
http://www.awm.gov.au/cms_images/AWM4/23/AWM4-23-53-16.pdf
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Impressive.
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virtuali wrote:
I'm sorry, but THIS will just crush anyone in a PoG beauty contest:




CP Card #17, Mata Hari, of course...


To be really honest, her chest is incredibly flat and, IMHO, quite unappealing.
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In fact she was a rather ineffectual German spy.
This is why in Ian Fleming's novels women are so sexy.
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da pyrate wrote:
virtuali wrote:
I'm sorry, but THIS will just crush anyone in a PoG beauty contest:




CP Card #17, Mata Hari, of course...


To be really honest, her chest is incredibly flat and, IMHO, quite unappealing.



Her chest doesn't bother me.......it's the fact that I actually thought this was a photo shopped picture of Joe Steadman.
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Cmon Tony, we know you are smitten with Combat Commander



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TonyClifton wrote:
da pyrate wrote:
virtuali wrote:
I'm sorry, but THIS will just crush anyone in a PoG beauty contest:




CP Card #17, Mata Hari, of course...


To be really honest, her chest is incredibly flat and, IMHO, quite unappealing.



Her chest doesn't bother me.......it's the fact that I actually thought this was a photo shopped picture of Joe Steadman.


Who told?

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pelni wrote:
My favorite ww1 person is the guy in the quote below that I found by pure accident when skimming through a war diary looking for some information for a trench raid scenario. Not that I know who he was or what he looked like or anything (probably easy to find out, but it might ruin a perfect image to dig too deep).



Ouch, 1 year hard labour for telling the oc to f' himself. We have it so easy nowdays. I told my CSM to f-off and get out of my face and he appologized the next week.
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