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You are going to war, what would you pick?

  1. Origin profile image58
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Another conversation I had with a friend, is if your going to war (World War 2 period) and only could pick a single assignment out of the three choices given, which would it be? Why?

    A) You are stationed on a cramped submarine in freezing and deep Atlantic waters.
    B) You are stationed on a long-range bomber as a tail-gunner in an area with a lot of air combat and anti-aircraft guns.
    C) You are stationed on the front-lines in a trench with several enemy regiments and artillery across from you.

    1. Wendy Krick profile image76
      Wendy Krickposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't choose.

    2. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      c) it would be easier to shot myself in the foot and then spend the rest of the war recovering in the arms of a busty nurse

    3. Jeff Berndt profile image86
      Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A is out. I'm too tall to be a submariner. I looked into it when I was younger.

      B is a possibility. I'd rather fly the plane, but that wasn't one of the choices.

      C would be about equal to B, as far as danger of getting shot goes, but if the guy next to me got shot, my plane wouldn't crash.

      I'd have to go with C.

      1. No Abuse Zone profile image55
        No Abuse Zoneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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        1. Jeff Berndt profile image86
          Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          6'2.5"

  2. lxxy profile image59
    lxxyposted 7 years ago

    Wow, all of those suck.

    Ball Turret Gunning was a hated position, but so was sumbarine and front line trench warfare...

    ...I think I'd just move to canada.

  3. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I would rather be stationed at the hospital base, I could not imagine being stationed in the three other places if I was I would be a Private Benjamin! lololololo big_smile

  4. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    WOW those really stink, I think I'd come out of the closet and take a bail out... smile

  5. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Omg I shudder at all three too. I would volunteer to be Greek's nurse and fly home with him holding his drip.

    1. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i was going to shoot myself in my foot.. not my drip tongue

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LMAO Greek. Yea I will hold that as well.

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    Having been in a submarine lurking in the freezing north sea for weeks on end - though a little after the war but in the last surviving wartime submarine!  I would pick tail gunner as a more entertaining way to die. Boredom is the worst in the cold and wet - the trenches as cannon fodder never did appeal to me.

    1. No Abuse Zone profile image55
      No Abuse Zoneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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        china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        How do you justify your ignorant and uniformed reply ? You don't seem to know anything - let alone anything about me.

        1. No Abuse Zone profile image55
          No Abuse Zoneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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            china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I don't know much about the US navy -  I was in the Royal Navy - and for the record the sub was HMS Tiptoe a stretched A class boat.  I was on an anti-submarine frigate before that, HMS Wakeful, and I also served on a few other subs after.

            I should tell you that I resent your ignorant personal attacks.

            1. No Abuse Zone profile image55
              No Abuse Zoneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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              1. Sab Oh profile image52
                Sab Ohposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I've never run across a British person who thought they won WWII by themselves. I don't think that is a fair accusation.

        2. drej2522 profile image84
          drej2522posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          china man...don't worry about it. You know he (if IT is a he) was just trying to get a response from you. Who cares? smile

          1. profile image0
            china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Most ex-services guys resent being called a liar by those who have done nothing.

            1. drej2522 profile image84
              drej2522posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              agreed...I'm prior service, but I ignore guys like this. It's not worth it.

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        china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for following me - but your (again) misinformed fan mail suggests that you are just another troll from the Sab Oh stable - As he chose to troll me and call me a liar etc from my first posts here as a newbie he gets what he deserves in return.  He, and you can always stop trolling me and then I won't have to retaliate.

        1. Sab Oh profile image52
          Sab Ohposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I have never called you a liar. Support that charge or retract it please.

        2. No Abuse Zone profile image55
          No Abuse Zoneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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            china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            My response was in clearly a reply to the OP - nothing in my post made you look small - you did that all by yourself.  Also I was specific enough to answer the OP, why you should immediately attack me is unclear, maybe you have a troll's not so hidden agenda?

            I clearly know what I am talking about, when I do not I make a point of stating that it is what I think.  At that time HMS Tiptoe was the last surviving submarine in service from any nation as far as I am aware.

            Nobody disrespected you, again you did that all by yourself.

        3. Beth100 profile image75
          Beth100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The best way to stop a troll is to stop feeding it.  If he trolls you in your comments, report him.  That's what the report button is for.

          1. drej2522 profile image84
            drej2522posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I concur, Beth! Actually, I was about to hit the report button myself! smile

  7. Beth100 profile image75
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    B simply because I can multi-task and I have eyes behind my head.  smile

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    woolman60posted 7 years ago

    C) You are stationed on the front-lines in a trench with several enemy regiments and artillery across from you.

    I do not want to know where it came from when I take one and die for my country, and all those who hate everything about our country, but want people like me to die for them so they can b_tch more about our country and our President.

     
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