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Old 09-04-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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What if the Nazis had invaded America? Maps reveal how Hitler could have attacked the U.S. (as imagined by 1942 issue of Life magazine)

Read more: What if the Nazis had invaded America? Maps published in 1942 Life issue show detailed plans for Hitler invasion of the U.S. | Mail Online
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Hitler couldn't even successfully mount a cross channel invasion of England.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Well if Germany had a navy capable of crossing the Atlantic and if they weren't decimated by American Submariners (as the Japanese were), they would have faced a very well armed populace...
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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My parents lived along the coast of the Delmarva pennisula during WW2. They and other citizens used to patrol the beaches looking for anything unusual. I don't know who organized it but the navy responded if there were problems. I was told that 2 German U boats were sighted and chased along the coast in the area by the navy.
It's highly proable that Hitler and Tojo wanted to invade the US. Germany wanted to skip over England and come back to it later. The US was supporting England, so if the US was invaded the support would stop for England. Boom invade. Both dictators had the goal of world domination. Stupid and egotistacil people will go way overboard to carry out thier plans.
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Good grief. Just about every American household had a gun. The logistics would have proved a total nightmare. And the notion of an American 'Fifth Column' is about the most ridiculous suggestion of all. The magazine article was sheer hysteria.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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If the Germans had been able to keep the war going lets say to 1947 America might have had to contend with the Amerika bomber (German B-29), the stealthy flying wing (H-2) bomber of the Horton Twins and last but not least von Braun's A9/10 a three stage ICBM. All of these could have dropped a calling card on cities in the US or Canada like New York, Washington, Halifax or Montreal. These weapons might have carried Eugen Sanger's Dirty Uranium bomb or the Germans might have even had the real thing an atomic bomb. They could have also carried a surprise package from I.G. Farben.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If the Germans had been able to keep the war going lets say to 1947 ........
They could've been aided by the cloaked Kyrellian Armada stationed by the rings of Saturn too.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Good grief. Just about every American household had a gun. The logistics would have proved a total nightmare. And the notion of an American 'Fifth Column' is about the most ridiculous suggestion of all. The magazine article was sheer hysteria.
Especially considering the standard rank and file German soldier was still armed with a Mauser K98 bolt action rifle.

Something tells me there wouldn't have been have been enough Axis soldiers to pull it off.
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Who can say? What if Werner von Braun designed and Albert Speer built an immense slingshot which could launch an entire company of paratroopers across the Atlantic at one time? Say they built 300 of the giant slingshots and could load and fire each one three times an hour. That would mean that they were landing about 600 troopers per hour, per launcher, so in just the first hour they would have ten divsions on American soil. In the first day they would have 240 divisions in place.

Well...wait, lets be realistic here....at least half of the sling launches would have to be devoted to sending the division's tanks, artillery, ammunition, field kitchens and so forth, so it would actually be more like 120 divisions a day.

Naturally their first targets will be all the major American air bases where they take over all our aircraft and use them against us. Soon our cities are reduced to rubble, the Germans have three army groups operating at will....American has to surrender. It gets divided into Occupied America and Roswell America (the latter being the capital of the western collaborationist zone.)

So you see..it isn't so far fetched...
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Oh Come on GrandStander, we both know that the Duck Hunters of America would have loved to see them Nazi's just floating down....
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