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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    You are both wrong, more like Manila. Both Stalingrad and Berlin were defended by huge numbers natives not invaders. Manila was defended by a relatively small number if invaders who had been brutalizing the natives before the battle began.
    Ya know..I knew there was one scenario I'd forgotten about.... Manila! had to be ever time mate, every time!

    Phnom Penh though, pretty rough going. Not on a western lense but still quite nasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Ya know..I knew there was one scenario I'd forgotten about.... Manila! had to be ever time mate, every time!

    Phnom Penh though, pretty rough going. Not on a western lense but still quite nasty!
    Got a link?

    I forgot to add in the Manila comparison, religiously motivated suicidal idealization and action. Banzai! was the Allu Ahkbar! of 1943-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    Got a link?
    I could just about get the key in the front door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    You are both wrong, more like Manila. Both Stalingrad and Berlin were defended by huge numbers natives not invaders. Manila was defended by a relatively small number if invaders who had been brutalizing the natives before the battle began.
    More like Singapore. The occupiers just keep coming and going.
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    How about Sicily?

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    Last edited by Toby; 24 Jun 17, at 18:21.
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    A devastated Mosul : some before and after pics

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