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Subject: Little known weird facts.
Thomas    6/28/2004 9:41:32 AM
I'll try and start a thread here of apparently trivia on leaders (we can move on to tank, if there is any interest). They might be of little consequence: Kemal Atatürk had blue eyes. They might make your skin crawl: Reinhardt Heydrich had a high pitched, squeaky voice. They might add a new side to your knowledge: President William Howard Taft was (beside being the fattest president of the USA) honourable president of the Rebild society - the Danish-American friendship society - George Bush sn. iis one know. They may be of periphial importance: General DeMeza suffered from urin incontinence (he lost in 1864 2 Slesvian War). Your input.
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ilpars    RE:Little known weird facts. - Ataturk's addition   6/28/2004 10:00:25 AM
Ataturk was blonde and had blue eyes. He was very handsome and had a very active love life. During world war 1, it was a palace gossib that one of the Sultan's daughters is platonicly in love with Ataturk and calling him as her dear Blonde Pasha in private girly circles. Ataturk when President of Turkish republic had a love affair with 18 years old Zsa Zsa Gabor. Ataturk was a heavy drinker, his death was due to the collapse of his liver by his heavy drinking. He was also a good poker player. Rumored to be played poker with British crown prince during Prince's visit to Istanbul and also with US general MacArthur during his visit to Ankara. During Gelibolu campaign a schrapnel had came to his chest directly to his heart. But it hit to his pocket watch; watch broke and saved his life. After the campaign, Ataturk gave the watch to his new friend talented German general Liman von Sanders. The watch is still in possession of von Sanders family. Turkish museums have tried to buy it but family refused to sell.
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Thomas    RE:ilpars Ataturk's addition   6/28/2004 10:41:08 AM
I thought he died of heavy smoking, but the habits might have supplemented each other. I can understand him being a good poker player - very usefull ability in politics.
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Okoshka    RE:Little known weird facts.   6/28/2004 11:52:41 AM
Is it true Hitler lost his balls in ww1?
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mike_golf    RE:Little known weird facts - Patton   6/28/2004 12:49:21 PM
Patton believed in reincarnation and believed that he personally had fought for Carthage in a past life. Like Rommel he led an apparently charmed life. Several times during his career men were killed and wounded to the left and right of him while he was untouched. His aide was killed at his side during an air attack in North Africa, men were wounded and killed within feet of him in WWI, etc. Rommel had many similar circumstances happen during both WWI and II.
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beersheba    RE:Little known weird facts - Patton   6/28/2004 9:11:14 PM
SS-Reichfuher Heinrich Himmler had a small scar on his cheek from a duel he fought as a 22-year-old..
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Sam    RE:Little known weird facts - Audie Murphy   7/2/2004 7:59:15 AM
Was rejected by the USMC because he didn't meet height requirements. Also rejected for airborne training for the same reason.
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Thomas    RE:Little known weird facts - Audie Murphy   7/2/2004 8:35:01 AM
Sam Could You elaborate on that one, I don't know Audie Murphy.
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WinsettZ    RE:Little known weird facts - Audie Murphy   7/2/2004 2:10:28 PM
Audie Murphy got a MoH by killing a lot of Germans with the fifty-cal from a burning tank destroyer in the Ardennes. I think it was something about delaying a German attack? Dunno.
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scholar    The bonapartes   7/2/2004 2:17:15 PM
1. Napoleon III had kidney stones and was seriously stoned on laudanum when he launched the war with Prussia and at Sedan. At Sedan he could barely sit on his horse without feignting. 2. I love this one: Napoleon III's son, the would-be Napoleon IV, was killed by Zulus while fighting as an officer in the British Army.
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Ehran    RE:Little known weird facts - Audie Murphy   7/3/2004 12:02:01 AM
audie murphy was a tiny little fellow who displayed most commendable courage and audacity in ww2. following ww2 he went on to have a successful career in hollywood mostly in cowboy movies. they used to dig trenches for his fellow actors to stand in or put him on a box so people wouldn't realize how tiny he actually was. think he was only 5' 4" or so.
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