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Old July 18th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #21
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My post in Introductions only covered my service life and a bit of the beyond. I can fill in here as it were. I was born in 1930, just after the world slump. Mum and dad, were'nt that well off. Dad was a carriage cleaner for the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) or as it was better known, the Late and Never Early Railway!! Cash was short in those days, but I always had my stocking well filled at Xmas. I know now that Santa had to be paid for this, thanks mum and dad! Growing up in those day was different, children could be hugged in public! (And smacked!) School at five, that was a shock, MUM where have you gone? School was different too, WE WERE ALLOWED TO BE SMACKED!!! I got on fairly well, especially when they found I could draw and paint, that comes from my mothers father and my uncle Tom. When I and my friends got to about eight we got adventurous, there was a fence at the end of the street and behind it was a huge deal yard. Just think of it all those deal stacks to climb and dens to make (And the dock police to evade!!) Life went on this dreamy fashion untill people started talking about a war, was this something new that we could play at? Not likely, some of our older friends didn't play at it, they were in it! I heard the radio broadcast when war was declared, dad was out somewhere and within half an hour of the broadcast, the sirens went. Poor mum, she didn't know what to do, she had my brother in her arms and was putting things in a paper carrier and shouting my dads name Vic at the top of her voice, he came back soon after and calmed her down. Grimsby was a good target for bombing being on the coast and a river to pinpoint it. Most houses were taking delivery of Anderson shelters, but not us as we had a concrete yard. After a raid people noticed that a bombed house still has the chimney breast standing along with the staircase, so in cold weather people were snugging down under the stairs. Grimsby got away with quite bit of luck, except for the butterfly bombs, they were a killer. I started working at the Naval base as a naval messenger and after the war started work in piano repairs and french polishing. Then came the pits! National Service. I wanted the RAF, but it was on restricted entry,(its only because theyre choosy!) Three months after demobe I was in the Royal air Force, thats in my introduction. If you follow my Tales from the RAF, that will cover it. On leaving the RAF, I started work at a chemical factory, ugh! the smell, I stood it for four years and then found a job with a firm that produced oven ready duckling and rose to the dizzy heights of electrical supervisor. (Got a pension too) Remarried to a wonderful lass. Met her in Air Cadets, I was with Air Cadets for twenty seven years! Now fully retired, one day a week at the local Aviation Museum rebuilding cockpits. My wife and I breed breed miniature poodles (With help of a stud dog!!!) If you have any queries, you know where to put them!

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Old July 19th, 2008, 09:09 AM   #22
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The previous two biographies, if you havn't already twigged it are a very happily married man and and his lovely wife. What neither of us told you is that we have five dogs, one a Catalan Sheep dog and four lovely miniature poodle and one is about to present us with puppies. There are four rescue cats, we don't own them, they own us!! We also have four tropical birds, one an African Grey who talks his head off. We don't watch Eddie Murphy films any more!!

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 07:45 PM   #23

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I am 18 year old young woman from Virginia. I was born in Virginia Beach and have moved up and down the east coast (and Texas) my whole life. I am finally settled in the country (Back in Virginia) with my mother and my two puppies Buster (beagle), and Shorti (Corgi). My dad has been in the military for 28 years. I do not support it at all. I am one of the biggest non-believers in war and military power. I hide it yes, because I don't want any drama. I speak Russian fluently as well as some French. In my free time I go to concerts (going to Willie Nelson Tuesday!), being with my friends, playing with my puppies, and I pick fruit (I grow blackberries in my backyard, there are tons to pick!). I have been excepted into a art Institute but plan to go to my local college because Art has become very inpractical unless you become a art history teacher. I have never had a job, and I am going to keep it that way until I am holding a college diploma in my hand. I fast. I meditate. And go to a Catholic Church. I am learning to speak Hindi and am still in love with my ex. At this age I face alot of problems. I am a very open person and welcome anyone into my life and thoughts.

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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #24
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No biography from me. Instead a nice little timeline!

1991: Some idiot named George (AKA Pizzadude AKA The Master of Disaster AKA..you get the point) is born. No one could have predicted the things he'd do in the future.

1993: His sister was born. Ugh.

1996: He first attends school. "You know what mommy!? I hate school!" He'd carry on this attitude unti 2008 when he finishes high school.

2000: His very first history lesson about WWII. He is fasinated by the propaganda tactics of the megalomaniac Hitler and his interest in Modern Warfare finds its roots at this time.

2001: His second year of history teachings. While not so much interested in the prehistoric times, he greatly appreciates the chapters about the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. His love (the normal type) for this period dates back to this time. While not yet interested in the warfare at this point, he continues to research the egyptians with great interest. Also he discovers the good sides and the bad sides () of the internet.

2002: First historical lesson on the most boring of subjects ever (imo): The Industrial Revolution. The first of three times that the subject would come up in school. Ugh. Also gets obsessed with the ancient Egyptians.

2004: He discovers his love for weapons and ancient warfare. Researches the Second Punic War and WWI. Starts his collection with four shurikens.

2005: Second time the Industrial Revolution comes up. Extends his knowledge on his old love WWII and quits researching the Egyptians.

2006: Focuses on the Romans, and lesser extent the Greeks. Extends his collection with three katanas.

2007: Third time about the Industrial Revolution. I hope never to hear about it again. After being somewhat of an expert on WWII and it's aftermath aces the test on the Cold War. Also starts researching the Napoleonic era. Extends the collection with a claymore and a pair of nunchucks.

2008: Aces his finals on 19th century war and WWI. Joins Historum. Conquers the world in Rome: Total War. Three times.

And a little prediction:
2011: His inner meglomaniac comes out and he conquers the world. Three times.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #25

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Conquers the world in Rome: Total War. Three times.
Ah, I've only done it twice; Seleucids and Carthage.
Does the Barbarian add-on count? Sassanids forever!
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Old July 26th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #26
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I have yet to complete the Barbarian add-on. Somehow it doesn't appeal so much as the original to me. I'll have to finish it one of these days. I'm currently holding a good position with the Vandals.
And I did it with the Julii, Britain and Carthage. On my way to the fourth time with Britain again though :P

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Old August 24th, 2008, 08:13 AM   #27
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Hi..

I'm Sharon, 21 years old, from Jakarta, Indonesia..

I like history since i was in high school.. Now i am a student at faculty of medicine, but i still love history..

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Old August 24th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #28

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Welcome to the forum Sharon_Sandra!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #29

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Hi there Sharon
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Hi Sharon nice to meet you
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