Well, that is a good question. I liked the premis of the Nazi's trying to find all the old, allegedly supernatural artifacts as it was based in fact. However, taking the Jewish artifact was a bit on the ironic side. Permalink
Quoting Mister Fang
Well, that is a good question. I liked the premis of the Nazi's trying to find all the old, allegedly supernatural artifacts as it was based in fact. However, taking the Jewish artifact was a bit on the ironic side.
I'm sittin' here wondering how the Nazis in FoA knew about the whole ToD buisness... Permalink
Actually, none of my family (that I know of) served in the Soviet military at that time. My family were/are mostly people who worked in the fields of academia, industry, and agriculture. My Great-grandfather (on the side of my momís father) was a major part of the reason my family was able to escape the siege of Leningrad and return to the city after the war. You see, he was a structural engineer (designed factories and such), who was so skilled in his line of work that the Soviet government deemed him too important to lose. Thus, when the war began, and the military factories were being packed up on trains and re-assembled in the Ural Mountains, my great-grandfather and his family (which included my then-teenaged grandfather) were relocated to that safe-zone so that he could continue serving Russia.
While my family was living in the mountains, one of the factories there that my great-grandfather had recently designed collapsed during construction, killing several workers on the 1st level. My great-grandfather was put on trial as an alleged saboteur, with a sentence of execution looming overhead. However, many of my great-grandfatherís colleagues testified in his favor, saying that he was too precise in his calculations to have ever made such a terrible blunder. Also, the papers showing those calculations were brought forth as evidence, showing that everything was, in fact, absolutely correct. My great-grandfatherís innocence was proved. Later, the real culprit was caught (and probably executed). Turns out that the foreman at the construction site had been selling the good materials on the black market, and substituting them with shoddy stuff that wasnít as structurally stable.
After the war was over, my great-grandfather and his family were allowed to return to what was left of Leningrad, and the government granted them an apartment to live in. The apartment was little but a bombed-out shell at first, but my family built it back up by themselves. It still stands to this day. For the first 8 years of my life, I lived there. And then I came to America.
Wow, what an amazing story! Hope you have that written down somewhere. Permalink
Quoting Andrew Knox
My grandfather was a tailgunner on a B-17. Around 1943 or 44, he was shot down, captured, forced to eat rats to survive, and death-marched around Germany until he bribed a guard and escaped.
Another amazing story, the full tale of the escape would be great to hear. I had a Great Uncle on Iwo Jima, and a very close family friend who was a gunner on a B24. Permalink
Thank you for the 'Approval'! Glad to be with you all. I hope to post some thing more 'Archaeological' shortly - but in the mean time I hope the passing reference to the Great Wall (Race Note) will qualify the Transporter? Happy Digging!! :-) Permalink
Hey everyone. I'm Prince Lorenzo and I'm thinking of adding a pic of Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb with a little bit of custom stuff such as spider webs, a treasure chest instead of the ark, etc. I love adventurers. Also, I was wondering if it was possible for me to be a group moderator. Permalink