Michael Wittmann Tiger Ace

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Postby Jonty500 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:32 pm

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Michael Wittmann one of the most successful Tank Commanders of WW2 in one operation in his Tiger he took out seven allied tanks in one afternoon

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Postby DymondTank » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:48 pm

Regarding Michael Whittmann I do agree he was a tiger ace . But it is quite bizzare how people say he is a hero . Which is mad . We do forget he fought for a regime . He was in a black uniform and invading a country he shouldn’t be in
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Postby jarndice » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:10 pm

DymondTank wrote:Regarding Michael Whittmann I do agree he was a tiger ace . But it is quite bizzare how people say he is a hero . Which is mad . We do forget he fought for a regime . He was in a black uniform and invading a country he shouldn’t be in

One might very well say that of every invading army throughout history and yet within those invading armies one can readily identify "Heroes",
And as to the black uniform British Tank crews wore black overalls and black berets.
The organisation that Wittman belonged too certainly had a dreadful reputation but to curse the Whole of the German armed forces with the same failures to follow military law both national and international as well as the various sections of the Geneva convention would be a grave mistake.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:03 pm

In an effort to not cast a detailed and potentially offending opinion I simply think.
Ace Perhaps
Hero no

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Postby Rob1970 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:04 pm

"Historybooks are written by the victorious, and the statues for the heroes are erected by the same..." Each side had their respective heroes and villains. Heroic things are sometimes done for despicable reasons, and sometimes vile things are done with the best intentions. Was Whittmann a brilliant tactician and tanker? Probably. Was he a hero? Well, for that he was on the wrong side of the conflict... But that's just my humble opinion.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:27 pm

All I can say is watch the tankies documentary specifically the filthy fith episode. The unit that encountered Whitman on that day

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