History Headscratchers / AxisOfTime

29th Sep '16 2:34:11 AM Agent_B
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* I could never figure out why the uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the [=POW=]s, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.
** They didn't have nukes, so they couldn't have nuked Berlin. Also, this was discussed in the first book. Sure, they could have ended the war quickly, but then they would be left sitting around, an existential and military threat to America. By liberating the POW camps, they show the 'temps that they care about what's going on, and build a 'reserve of goodwill'.
* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division), Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.

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* I could never figure out why the uptimers Uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the [=POW=]s, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.
** They didn't have nukes, so they couldn't have nuked Berlin. Also, this was discussed in the first book. Sure, they could have ended the war quickly, but then they would be left sitting around, an existential and military threat to America. By liberating the POW camps, they show the 'temps that they care about what's going on, and build a 'reserve of goodwill'.
* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division), Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.
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22nd Sep '16 12:58:11 AM Agent_B
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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division) Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.

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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division) Division), Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.
20th Sep '16 4:07:16 AM Agent_B
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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne) Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.

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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, Infantry of the 101st Airborne) Airborne Division) Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.
20th Sep '16 4:06:02 AM Agent_B
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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.

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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company, Company (2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne) Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.
20th Sep '16 4:04:06 AM Agent_B
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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.

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* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Lt. Gen. Colonel Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.
11th Sep '16 2:23:57 AM Agent_B
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: When the modern task force is sent back to 1942, several crew members have seizures, and Col. Lonesome Jones is seen clearing the airway of a man who's [[TongueTrauma swallowed his tongue.]] In real life, both neurologists and epileptics know that you ''can't'' swallow your tongue in a seizure. In fact, sticking your hands or an object in someone's mouth to protect their tongue is liable to cause [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs more damage.]]
11th Sep '16 2:17:05 AM Agent_B
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** They didn't have nukes, so they couldn't have nuked Berlin. Also, this was discussed in the first book. Sure, they could have ended the war quickly, but then they would be left sitting around, an existential and military threat to America. By liberating the POW camps, they show the 'temps that they care about what's going on, and build a 'reserve of goodwill'.

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** They didn't have nukes, so they couldn't have nuked Berlin. Also, this was discussed in the first book. Sure, they could have ended the war quickly, but then they would be left sitting around, an existential and military threat to America. By liberating the POW camps, they show the 'temps that they care about what's going on, and build a 'reserve of goodwill'.goodwill'.
* I wonder if the Uptimers met any famous people like: Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, Bea Arthur, Audie Murphy, Hedy Lamarr, the Boys from Easy Company, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Bettie Page, Ernest Borgnine, Mel Brooks and so on.
6th Mar '14 4:25:00 PM RedDwarfIV
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* I could never figure out why the uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the [=POW=]s, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.

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* I could never figure out why the uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the [=POW=]s, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.Berlin.
** They didn't have nukes, so they couldn't have nuked Berlin. Also, this was discussed in the first book. Sure, they could have ended the war quickly, but then they would be left sitting around, an existential and military threat to America. By liberating the POW camps, they show the 'temps that they care about what's going on, and build a 'reserve of goodwill'.
8th May '13 11:51:48 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* I could never figure out why the uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the POWs, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.

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* I could never figure out why the uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the POWs, [=POW=]s, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.
17th Jan '13 5:49:33 PM scifilovr
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: When the modern task force is sent back to 1942, several crew members have seizures, and Col. Lonesome Jones is seen clearing the airway of a man who's [[TongueTrauma swallowed his tongue.]] In real life, both neurologists and epileptics know that you ''can't'' swallow your tongue in a seizure. In fact, sticking your hands or an object in someone's mouth to protect their tongue is liable to cause [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs more damage.]]

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\n* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: When the modern task force is sent back to 1942, several crew members have seizures, and Col. Lonesome Jones is seen clearing the airway of a man who's [[TongueTrauma swallowed his tongue.]] In real life, both neurologists and epileptics know that you ''can't'' swallow your tongue in a seizure. In fact, sticking your hands or an object in someone's mouth to protect their tongue is liable to cause [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs more damage.]]]]
* I could never figure out why the uptimers didn't just drive to Berlin and sail into Tokyo. They showed the ability to attack the Axis forces with pretty much impunity. I understand why they went after the POW camps, they felt really sorry for the POWs, but they could have gotten the same effort ''and'' ended the war three years earlier, by nuking Tokyo and landing the 82nd MEU in Germany and driving them to Berlin.
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