At last a statue to a real cause

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by hairyhandbag, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. I am not sure if Dick Winters would have wanted a statue of him as a soldier.

    He did what he had to do and he was a brilliant leader but I don't think he ever wanted to be remembered for just that, he did not enjoy having to kill other men in the slightest, he in fact had very firm objections to it which he put to one side for the good of his men.
  2. Totally agree. Went on a couple of 506 websites and it seems (to me) he only agreed to it if it commemerated all other involved

  3. Now Speirs his oppo...he was a blood thirsty mentalist of the highest order.

    It's Lucky winters survived as if he hadn't Speirs could have ended up with the company and not so many of them would have made it back home alive.
  4. Speirs DID end up commanding the company.

    Have you read the book(s) or seen the entire dramatization?

    Speirs relived "Foxhole Norman" Dike when he froze on the attack at Foy.

    Speirs Commanded Easy until the end of the war.
  5. Yes I have read the book and he was given the company later following the attack at foy, if he had been in charge earlier though things may well have gone badly as he was a bit too keen on suicidal tactics.

    He was bad news and considered men to be expendable.
  6. Hm.
    This post gave the impression that you didn't realise he took command.
    That's all.
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  7. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    A fitting tribute to an inspirational leader of men and Airborne Warrior.
  8. Hm.

    Your post gives the impression you weigh 23 stone and spend life pedanting on the internet.

    Of course having manners I wasn't going to point that out but as thats the way you seem to want the thread to go...
  9. No need to be grumpy.

    If insult was given it wasn't intended.
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  10. I do not think (having read this book) that he would have liked a statue.
    A very modest man & a great leader of men.
    A fantastic bloke and an inspiration for a load of para's of the 101st!
    The book is a real recommendation, a very good & interesting read.

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  11. Ha, just read WHERE the statue is!

    I'll be there in a couple of weeks, can't wait.