Is there any reason why Ronald Speirs doesn't seem to have been involved in the making of BoB?

As far as I am aware Ronald Speirs was still alive when BoB was made but doesn't appear in any of the interviews.

I think there are other examples of fairly prominent characters being absent, but I noticed Speirs more.

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"Do you want a cigarette?" - Ronald Speirs
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Lt. Ronald Speirs of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. Recipient of the Silver Star, Captain Dick Winters assessed him as one of the finest combat officers in the battalion.
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TIL that officer Ronald Speirs, just after being assigned commander of the E Company in January 1945 during the battle of Foy, ran through the German-occupied town and lines, linked up with the I Company soldiers on the other part of town and then proceeded to run back through without a scratch. military.wikia.org/wiki/R…
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My officer from 101. Ronald Speirs, mb) reddit.com/gallery/i25nqq
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Ronald Speirs and Norman Dike

Currently watching BoB for the first time (Yea i know, sorry), just finished episode 7, and holy shit, Ronald Speirs, what a badass. and Norman Dike.. WTF?

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TIL that the wife of Ronald Speirs, of Easy Company fame, left him for her first husband and took all the spoils of war he had been sending her from Europe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
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TIL WWII US Army vet Lt. Col. Ronald Speirs shot a sergeant in the head for twice disobeying his order to hold position. Speirs reported it to a company commander who then died the next day, subsequently avoiding reprimand. ronaldspeirs.com/reputati…
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Lt Col Ronald "Sparky" Speirs of the 101st Airborne Division, Easy Co. [549Γ—787]
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Don't mess with Ronald Speirs [1,653 views] youtube.com/watch?v=s50Q3…
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[Video] Lt Ronald Speirs takes charge of the assault on Foy, as depicted in Band of Brothers. youtu.be/R6da9U6Xjd8?t=25…
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Korean War NCOs

Were most NCOs fighting in Korea the same soldiers who fought on Iwo or Okinawa, or perhaps the Battle of the Bulge as Privates or Corporal? For example Gunnery Sergeants for the 1st Marine Division or a 1st Sgt in the X Corps.

I can assume a lot of the WW2 officers received promotions (for those who stayed), but who was filling the void of 1st/2nd lietuent? Could it also have been the "grunts" who joined the war in the later (1945), albeit, period of the 2nd World War?

Fun fact: Captain Ronald Speirs from Easy Company stayed in the Army after WW2 & during the Korean War and was eventually promoted to Lt. Col. I am a bit more interested in the GI Joes and if they stuck around long enough to see Korea. To what I understand, there was no draft in 1950.

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What was the craziest successful combat action that a single soldier took in WW2?

Just finished watching Band of Brothers again and I've always found it nuts at Captain Speir's insane double suicide run for intelligence. He wasn't a captain at that time IIRC.

Apparently, Ronald Speir's son Robert commented that his dad had never told his family about his famous charge through the German lines.. His son said they watched the episode and he said his dad who by that time was getting frail said it wasn’t that big of a deal and others did braver things.

Maybe he was just being modest or maybe he was just being honest about it all. I don't really know, but it makes me wonder, what the hell did he see that made him feel that his run wasn't that big of a deal if so? Because you don't need to have combat experience to know just how bat shit insane that was in any century. Whether it was before Christ or during modern warfare times. Guns or no guns, most of us wouldn't even have attempted that. Hell, I rarely even see that kind of action in video games, because its considered suicidal even then and gamers know that they can respawn, while real soldiers in real life can't.

The only other comparisons that I can think of are the Pfc. Desmond T. Doss from Hacksaw Ridge when he saved 75 men in one of the bloodiest engagements of WW2. All without a weapon on hand or without having ever fired a single shot. Not even a grenade or stabbed someone or attempted to grievously harm anyone. Friend or foe.

However, I can name other instances of of combat formations pulling off herculean feats like the British Commando's first mission into Saint Nazaire, (even though it isn't the action of a single soldier) which everyone who is interested in military conflicts should watch, because it's know as the greatest raid of all and rightly so. Link is below:

The Greatest Raid of All: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Zd0Oy8JyQ

Can someone link me or share a single combat action crazier than Desmonds or Speirs?

When you comment, please include the name and at least some brief detail of what they did.

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Appreciation for a couple soldiers in BoB and The Pacific

As I’m rewatching for the N’th time, I wanted to share my appreciation for 3 specific soldiers who were amazing soldiers as well as an extremely positive influence on the men under their commands.

  1. Major Richard Winters
  2. Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Speirs
  3. Captain A.A. β€œAck Ack” Haldane
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American Sergeant saves the day with his German accent.

>As the men continued to pull out of the trenches, a sound reached Sergeant Lipton and Hill-Gordon that there were a lot of German soldiers, and he could tell that the battle was going badly. Lipton shouted over the roar of the war that a German trench was about to be blown up.

>”I’m coming,” he was told by Hill-Gordon.

>”I know,” said Lipton, not sure that he quite got the German.

>”Well, you know me,” said Hill-Gordon.

>”I know,” said Lipton.

>”Well, you’re making me sweat,” he was told.


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Hundred-Day Battle.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 160. Print.


Further Reading:

General James "Jimmy" Carlisle

Hermann Wilhelm GΓΆring, (born Gebhard Eugen) von Richtofen / β€œBlack God”

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs

Major Richard M. Lipton


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American troopers looted all sorts of luxury vehicles when they advanced on Berchtesgaden. Upset they were ordered to turn them over to upper brass, they first performed β€˜experiments’ on them. [WWII]

>[…] in the vehicle parks in and around town there were German army trucks, sedans, Volkswagens, and more, while scattered through town and in the garages attached to the hillside homes were luxury automobiles. Sergeant Hale got a Mercedes fire engine, complete with bell, siren, and flashing blue lights. Sergeant Talbert got one of Hitler’s staff cars, with bulletproof doors and windows. Sergeant Carson got Hermann Goering’s car, β€œthe most beautiful car I have ever seen. We were like kids jumping up and down. We were Kings of the Road. We found Captain Speirs. He immediately took over the wheel and off we went, through Berchtesgaden, though the mountain roads, through the country with its picture-book farms.”

>As more brass poured into Berchtesgaden on May 7 and 8, it was more difficult for a captain to hold on to a Mercedes. Speirs got orders to turn it over to regiment. Carson and Bill Howell were hanging around the car when Speirs delivered the sad message.

>Carson asked Howell if he thought those windows really were bulletproof. Howell wondered too. So they paced off ten yards from the left rear window, aimed their M-1s and fired. The window shattered into a thousand pieces. They gathered up the broken glass and walked away just as a captain from regiment came to pick up the car.

>Before Talbert turned over his Mercedes, he too did some experimenting. He was able to report to Winters that the windows were bulletproof, but that if you used armor-piercing ammo, it would get the job done. Winters thanked him for his research, agreeing that one never knew when this kind of information would come in handy.

>The men tried another experiment. They drained the water from the radiator of the Mercedes, to see if it could run without it. With a third luxury car, they decided that before turning it in they would see if it could survive a 30-meter crash, so they pushed it over a cliff.

>So the brass got luxury automobiles without windows or water, or wrecks (Talbert’s Mercedes burned out the engine trying to climb the road to the Eagle’s Nest). The men ended up with trucks, motorcycles, Volkswagens, scout cars, and the like, which were good enough, and anyway the fuel came as free as the ve

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Sometimes being lazy really pays off! [WWII]

[For context: Easy Company is preparing to be reviewed by General Taylor.]

>The second formation was a battalion review. Speirs’s philosophy was to avoid the unnecessary but to do properly and with snap the required. He told the men he wanted them to look sharp. Rifles would be clean. Combat suits had to be washed. A huge boiler was set up, the men cooked their clothing with chunks of soap. It took a long time; Private Hudson decided he would skip it. When he showed up for the formation in his filthy combat suit, Speirs berated him furiously. Foley, his platoon commander, jumped on him. Sergeant Marsh, his acting squad leader, tried to make him feel the incredible magnitude of his offense. Hudson grinned sheepishly and said, β€œGosh, gee whiz, why is everybody picking on me?”

>General Taylor came for the battalion review, trailed by a division PR photographer. As luck would have it, he stopped before Hudson and talked with him. The photographer took their picture together, got Hudson’s name and home-town address, and sent the photo to the local newspaper with a copy to Hudson’s parents. Of course the general looked great talking to a battle-hardened soldier just off the front lines rather than a bunch of rear echelon parade-ground troopers.

>”So,” Webster commented, β€œthe only man in E Company with a dirty combat suit was the only man who had his picture taken with the general.”


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Patrol.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 237. Print.


Further Reading:

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs

General Maxwell Davenport "Max" Taylor

Private First Class David Kenyon Webster


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American Sergeant cures his pneumonia overnight with… Schnapps and Apfelstrudel? [WWII]

>While on the road, Sergeant Lipton became ill, with chills and a high fever. At Drulingen he went to see the medical officer, who examined him and declared that he had pneumonia and had to be evacuated to a hospital. Lipton said he was 1st Sergeant of E Company and could not possibly leave. As the doctor could not evacuate him that night anyway, he told Lipton to come back in the morning.

>Lieutenant Speirs and Sergeant Lipton had a room in a German house for the night.

>[…]

>The room had only a single bed. Speirs said Lipton should sleep on it. Lipton replied that wasn’t right; as the enlisted man, he would sleep in his sleeping bag on the floor. Speirs simply replied, β€œYou’re sick,” which settled it.

>Lipton got into the bed. The elderly German couple who lived in the home brought him some schnapps and Apfelstrudel. Lipton had never drunk anything alcoholic, but he sipped at the schnapps until he had finished a large glass, and ate the strudel. He fell into a deep sleep. In the morning, his fever had broken, his energy had returned. He went to the medical officer, who could not believe the improvement. The doctor called it a miracle.


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Patrol.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 224. Print.


Further Reading:

First Lieutenant Clifford Carwood Lipton

[E Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division / β€œScreaming Eagles”](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Company,506th_Infantry_Regiment(United_States))

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs


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Just finished Band of Brothers and fuck, so many things to talk about. The ending was sad to me!

I gotta say I loved the show so much, the only thing I missed was to show some more sex, I guess they fapped or something there, and maybe some homophobia, cause I bet the weren't pro gay at all and probably they'd found one or two gay guys.

But the scene with tom hardy had sex, so they did have guts to show it eventually.

I gotta say the ending though, was it really like that in real life? Am I the only one who feels horrible for them after they won the war? Like some guy ended up as a mail man, a lot of them as construction workers, which isn't really bad or anything, but idk, jobs aren't really good even right now, if you're not really smart and have a lot of luck you're going to end up working too much and making little money.

But it just feels awful that these people after suffering so much at war they had to go for shitty jobs and live in the 50s and deal with a lot of shit. But I guess that's just reality, I just want to know, did anyone else feel bad for them after that? Like I thought or expected somehow for them to have the opportunities we have in 2019 to work and to live happily.

And Ronald Speirs, my god, I think they went over the top with his character, I doubt a real person could act as he did, he looked like a super hero, sad superhero, because he was fighting a war and he could've died just because some fucking psychopath in germany wanted to kill 6 million people, but my god, was he amazing.

And liebgott, he somehow became of my favorite characters from the show, even when he killed the maybe-innocent-german guy I understood him, and I didn't see him as an evil guy, fuck I would've done the same. And like for sure I would've killed that american guy that shot some other american guy in the last episode and he needed brain surgery, I would've killed him for sure, not just to send him to the police.

But liebgott he was so impulsive, and smart, and idk, I really ended up loving the guy, although he looked like a jerk at first, and being jewish and finding about the holocaust and seeing the concentration camps yourself, my god, I can't even imagine how that should feel like, so killing one innocent german guy doesn't make him evil, I'm not saying that action was good though, and probably he shouldn't have done it, or just wait until knowing for certain he was a nazi, that's for sure.

I felt so sad for the character of the guy from Office Space, all the drinking and so on.

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Death was too good for such a coward. [WWII]

>Sgt. β€œChuck” Grant, an original Toccoa man, was a smiling, athletic, fair-haired Californian who was universally respected – he had knocked out an 88 in Holland – and liked. One night he was driving a couple of privates to a roadblock for a changing of the guard. As they arrived, they saw a commotion.

>A drunken G.I. was standing with a pistol in his hand, two dead Germans at his feet. He had stopped them in their vehicle and demanded gasoline, as he was out. But he had no German, they had no English, he concluded they were resisting, and shot them.

>A British major from military intelligence happened to have been driving by. He and his sergeant got out of their jeep to see what was going on. The drunken G.I. pointed his pistol at them and told them to back off.

>At that moment, Grand came driving past. The drunk took a shot at him, but missed. The major made a move to disarm the man. The G.I. turned on him and shot him dead, then his sergeant. Grant came running over; the drunk shot him in the brain, then ran off.

>Speirs thought the world of Grant. When he heard of the shooting, he and Lieutenant Foley jumped in a jeep, drove to the site, got Grant on a stretcher, and roared off for the regimental aid station. The doctor there was a disgrace, unshaven, unkempt, wearing a badly stained shirt. He took a quick look at Grant and said there was β€œno hope.”

>”Bull shit,” said Speirs, who put Grant back on the stretcher and roared off again, this time for Saalfelden. Speirs had heard there were some German specialists there. One of them was a brain specialist from Berlin. He operated immediately and saved Grant’s life.

>Word of the shooting flashed through the billets. E Company went out en masse to find the culprit. He was found trying to rape an Austrian girl in Zell am See. He was a recent replacement in Company I. To the expressed disgust of many of the men, he was brought back to company HQ alive.

>He almost wished he hadn’t been. Half the company was milling around him, threatening, kicking, swearing vengeance. Before anything more serious happened, Captain Speirs came rushing in, straight from the hospital.

>”Where’s the weapon?” Speirs shouted at the prisoner.

>”What weapon?”

>Speirs pulled his pistol, reversed his grip to hold it by the barrel, and hit the man right in the temple with the butt. He started screaming, β€œWhen you talk to an office

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The war is over. [WWII]

>Other high-ranking German officials, men who had good reason to fear that they would be charged with war crimes, were hiding in the mountains. Speirs was told by the D.P.s [Displaced Persons] about a man who had been the Nazi head of the slave labor camps in the area and had committed a great many atrocities. He investigated, asked questions, and became convinced they were telling the truth. Further investigation revealed that this man was living on a small farm nearby.

>Speirs called in 1st Sergeant Lynch. He explained the situation, then gave his order: β€œTake Moone, Liebgott, and Sisk, find him, and eliminate him.”

>Lynch gathered the men, explained the mission, got a weapons carrier, and took off up the mountain. During the trip, Moone thought about his predicament. He was sure that Captain Speirs did not have the authority to order an execution based on testimony from the D.P.s. But Speirs was the company C.O. [Commanding Officer] and Moone was just an enlisted man carrying out an order. He decided, β€œI’m not complying with this bullshit. If someone has to do the shooting, it won’t be me.”

>They got to the farm and without a struggle took the Nazi prisoner. Liebgott interrogated him for thirty minutes, then declared there could be no doubt, this was the man they wanted, and he was guilty as charged. The Americans pushed the man at gunpoint to the weapons carrier, then drove off. Lynch stopped beside a ravine. They prodded the man out of the vehicle. Liebgott drew his pistol and shot him twice.

>The prisoner began screaming. He turned and ran up the hill. Lynch ordered Moone to shoot him.

>”You shoot him,” Moone replied. β€œThe war is over.”

>Skinny Sisk stepped forward, leveled his M-1 at the fleeing man, and shot him dead.


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Soldier’s Dream Life.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 276-77. Print.


Further Reading:

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs

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American trooper plays a practical joke, gets a good scare for his troubles! [WWII]

>As the celebration got noisier, Captain Speirs began to grow a bit worried that it would become excessive. Sergeant Mercier, remembered by Private O’Keefe as β€œour most professional soldier,” got into the spirit of the day when he dressed in a full German officer’s uniform, topped off with a monocle for his right eye. Someone got the bright idea to march him over to the company orderly room and turn him in at rifle point to Captain Speirs.

>Someone got word to Speirs before Mercier showed up. When troopers brought Mercier up to Speirs’s desk, prodding him with bayonets, Speirs did not look up. One of the troopers snapped a salute and declared, β€œSir, we have captured this German officer. What should we do with him?”

>”Take him out and shoot him,” Speirs replied, not looking up.

>”Sir,” Mercier called out, β€œsir, please, sir, it’s me, Sergeant Mercier.”

>”Mercier, get out of that silly uniform,” Speirs ordered.


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œDrinking Hitler’s Champagne.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 271. Print.


Further Reading:

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs


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The Hodler's Anthem

Adapted from Band of Brothers.

Capt. Ronald Speirs: We're all scared. You wanted to sell because you think there's still hope. But fellow hodler, the only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a hodler's supposed to function. Without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All holding depends on it.

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There must be a kernel of truth. [WWII]

>The rumor mill swirled around Lieutenant Speirs. No on ever saw β€œit” happen with his own eyes, but he knew someone who did. They may be just stories, but they were believed, or half-believed, by the men of E Company.

>One story was about the time in Normandy when Speirs had a major problem with drinking in his platoon. He put out a blanket order. No more wine. None. The next day he ran into a drunken noncom. He gave an order, the noncom back-talked him, and he took out his pistol and shot the man between the eyes.

>The conclusion to the story goes like this: β€œAnd he never had any trouble with drinking after that.”

>Then there was the day in Normandy when Speirs was walking down a road by himself and passed a group of ten German P.O.W.s. They were under guard and were digging a roadside ditch. Speirs stopped, broke out a pack of cigarettes, and gave one to each P.O.W. They were so appreciative he jumped into the ditch and gave them the whole pack. Then he took out his lighter and gave each one a light. He stepped back up on the road and watched them inhale and chat.

>Suddenly and without warning, he unslung the Thompson .45-caliber submachine-gun he always carried and fired into the group. He continued raking back and forth until all the P.O.W.s were dead. The guard was stunned. Speirs turned and walked away.

>Tom Gibson, who related this story to me [I heard it from many other sources, although no one saw it happen], commented, β€œI firmly believe that only a combat soldier has the right to judge another combat soldier. Only a rifle company combat soldier knows how hard it is to return his sanity, to do his duty and to survive with some semblance of honor. You have to learn to forgive others, and yourself, for some of the things that are done.”

>Gibson said he had told the story often over the years, never naming names, but using it as an example of what can happen in war. He continued, β€œWe all know war stories seem to have a life of their own. They have a way of growing, of becoming embellished. Whether the details are precise or not there must be a kernel of truth of such a story to ever have been told the first time.”


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Breaking Point.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 2

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Thoughts on Nietzsche Translations?

Here is what I've found on amazon so far in terms of editions and who translated them:

*** Vintage

  • The Birth of Tragedy / The Case of Wagner - Kaufmann
  • The Gay Science - Kaufmann
  • Beyond Good & Evil - Kaufmann
  • On the Genealogy of Morals / Ecce Homo - Kaufmann
  • The Will To Power - Kaufmann

*** Dover Thrift / Dover Philosophical Classics

  • The Birth of Tragedy - Clifton Fadiman
  • Human, All Too Human Parts I & II - Helen Zimmern / Paul V. Cohn
  • The Dawn of Day - J. M. Kennedy
  • The Gay Science - Thomas Common
  • Thus Spake Zarathustra - Thomas Common
  • Beyond Good & Evil - Helen Zimmern
  • The Genealogy of Morals - Horace B. Samuel
  • Twilight of the Idols / The Antichrist - Thomas Common

[These are all very, very old translations.]

*** Penguin Classics / Penguin Books

  • The Birth Of Tragedy - Shaun Whiteside
  • Thus Spake Zarathustra - Kaufmann
  • Beyond Good & Evil - Hollingdale
  • On The Genealogy Of Morals - Michael A. Scarpitti
  • Twilight Of The Idols / The Anti Christ - Hollingdale
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Hollingdale
  • Ecco Homo - Hollingdale

*** Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy

  • The Birth of Tragedy - Ronald Speirs
  • Daybreak - Hollingdale
  • The Gay Science - Josefine Nauckhoff / Adrian Del Caro
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Adrian Del Caro
  • Human, All Too Human - Hollingdale
  • Writings From The Early Notebooks - Ladislaus LΓΆb
  • Untimely Meditations - Hollingdale
  • Beyond Good and Evil - Judith Norman
  • The Anti-Christ / Ecce Homo / Twilight of the Idols - Judith Norman
  • Writings from the Late Notebooks - Kate Sturge

*** Oxford World Classics

  • The Birth of Tragedy - Douglas Smith
  • On The Genealogy of Morals - Douglas Smith
  • Twilight of the Idols - Duncan Large
  • Ecce Homo - Duncan Large
  • Beyond Good & Evil - Marion Faber
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Graham Parkes

[The ones I've checked have all been based on the Montinari & Colli editions.]

*** Stanford University Press - The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (incomplete so far)

  • Human, All Too Human - Richard T. Gray,
  • Human, All Too Human II - Gary Handwerk
  • Unfashionable Observations - Richard T. Gray
  • Unpublished Writings from the Period of Unfashionable Observations - Richard T. Gray
  • Dawn - Brittain Smith
  • Beyond Good & Evil / On The Genealogy of Morality - Adrian Del Caro

[These are all based on the Montinari & Colli editions.]


As much as I'd like to own 5 sets of Nietzsche's writings, I don't think

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Spandau Prison was constructed in 1876 and was originally built to hold 600 prisoners. It eventually was home to only 7 men who were convicted of war crimes after the Nuremberg Trials. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
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I'm fucking sad man.

I haven't cried in like 2 years. I'm not a crier. I'm a suck it the fuck up and move on with life type of person.

Last night though, the stress of it all hit me. I've been on okcupid three years. Countless dates. I just can't fucking find anyone.

Date on Saturday went great - he initiated texting me when he got home, and up until early afternoon yesterday. He asks for a second date. We're making plans, he stops responding. I send him a follow up later in the evening. No response.

I know everyone is gonna be like "lol it hasn't even been a day" but he's active on OkCupid/social media and has never taken over an hour to respond to my texts. This isn't my first rodeo. It's a fade.

I'm not broken up about this guy in particular. But I just climbed into bed last night and wept like a fucking baby. This fade was just the last thing to drain me emotionally. I'm so fucking sick of this. I would never, ever do that to someone. If I'm not interested, I nut the fuck up and tell them so.

I'm disposable. We're all disposable. Every single person I meet has this mindset. I don't know if it's the 30-40 age group, how I can figure out who's looking for a relationship, or what the actual fuck is wrong with me.

Then we have the majority who just want to have sex as soon as possible. If I want to lay off till god forbid - date 3 - they're back on okcupid once they get home. Some say my picker is off, but there's never obvious signs that's what they're looking for prior to meeting.

All I know is I must be doing something terribly wrong. Modern dating has just become so cold to me, I'm not cut out for it anymore. I found it a lot easier a few years ago, when casual sex was less prevalent. I used to find plenty of guys looking for something serious. It's so much different these days.

What's wrong with me?

I'm sure this'll get shit all over, I just needed to vent a bit.

edit: thanks so much for all the responses. I'm reading them all and you guys rock.

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All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 1977 (out of the 2,863 films released worldwide that year.)

G

  1. A Tale Of Two Critters (Director: Jack Speirs)
  2. Candleshoe (Director: Norman Tokar)
  3. Charge Of The Model T’s (Director: Jim McCullough, Sr.)
  4. Danny (Director: Gene Feldman)
  5. For The Love Of Benji (Director: Joe Camp)
  6. Gulliver’s Travels (Director: Peter R. Hunt)
  7. Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (Director: Vincent McEveety)
  8. Pete’s Dragon (Director: Don Chaffey)
  9. Poco...Little Dog Lost (Director: Dwight Brooks)
  10. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (Directors: Bill Melendez + Phil Roman)
  11. Raggedy Ann + Andy: A Musical Adventure (Director: Richard Williams)
  12. Sinbad + The Eye Of The Tiger (Director: Sam Wanamaker)
  13. Space Battleship Yamato (Director: Toshio Masuda)
  14. Summerdog (Director: John Clayton)
  15. The Billion Dollar Hobo (Director: Stuart E. McGowan)
  16. The Lincoln Conspiracy Director: James L. Conway)
  17. The Magic Pony (Directors: Boris Butakov + Ivan Ivanov-Vano)
  18. The Many Adventures Of Winnie + The Pooh (Directors: John Lounsbery + Wolfgang Reitherman)
  19. The Mouse + His Child (Directors: Charles Swenson + Fred Wolf)
  20. The Rescuers (Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman + Art Stevens)
  21. Three Warriors (Director: Keith Merrill)

PG

  1. 3 Women (Director: Robert Altman)
  2. A Bridge Too Far (Director: Richard Attenborough)
  3. A Little Night Music (Director: Harold Prince)
  4. A Piece Of The Action (Director: Sidney Poitier)
  5. Abar (Director: Frank Packard)
  6. Airport ’77 (Director: Jerry Jameson)
  7. Annie Hall (Director: Woody Allen)
  8. Another Man, Another Chance (Director: Claude Lelouh)
  9. Another Son Of Sam (Director: Dave Adams)
  10. Assault In Paradise (Maniac) (Director: Richard Compton)
  11. Assault On Agathon (Director: Laslo Benedek)
  12. Audrey Rose (Director: Robert Wise)
  13. Big Time (Director: Andrew Georgias)
  14. Bobby Deerfield (Director: Sydney Pollack)
  15. Breaker! Breaker (Director Don Hulette)
  16. Capricorn One (Director: Peter Hyams)
  17. Charleston (Director: Marcello Fondato)
  18. Checkered Flag Or Crash (Director: Alan Gibson)
  19. Circus, Lions, Tigers + Melissas Too (Director: Gilbert Cates)
  20. Claws (Directors: Richard Bansbach + Robert E. Pearson)
  21. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  22. Crime Busters (Director: Enzo Barboni)
  23. Crossed Swords (Director: Richard Fleischer)
  24. Damnation Alley (Director: Jack Smight)
  25. Day Of The Animals (Director: William Girdler)
  26. Death Driver (Director: Jimmy Huston)
  27. Disco 9000 (Director: D’Urville Mar
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Lieutenant Colonel Spiers needs to talk to the CO of another company, runs right through the German lines to do it, then runs back. [WWII]

>”I remember the broad, open fields outside Foy,” Speirs wrote in a 1991 letter, β€œwhere any movement brought fire. A German 88 artillery piece was fired at me when I crossed the open area alone. That impressed me.”

>Standing at the site in 1991 with Winters and Malarkey, Lipton remembered Spiers’s dash. He also recalled that when they got to the outbuildings of Foy, Speirs wanted to know where I Company was. β€œSo he just kept on running right through the German line, came out the other side, conferred with the I Company C.O., and ran back. Damn, that was impressive.”


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Breaking Point.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 211. Print.


Further Reading:

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs

Major Richard Davis "Dick" Winters

Technical Sergeant Donald George Malarkey

First Lieutenant Clifford Carwood Lipton


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No response. [WWII]

>As the platoons with Speirs moved on, 1st platoon started to move toward them. Sergeant Martin made a last-minute check. He noticed Private Webb, in firing position behind a tree, not moving. β€œCome on, Webb, let’s go, get out, come on!”

>No response.

>”Well, hell, they were still shooting, so I made a dash over to the tree, which is just a little bigger than your hand. And I jumped right on top of him, because it’s hard to lay down beside. I turned him around and they’d shot him right between the eyes.”


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Breaking Point.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 211. Print.


Further Reading:

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs

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Gung-ho and eager to prove himself. [WWII]

>With Mercier was a just-arrived replacement from Company F. Without Speirs or Winters knowing it, the young officer – gung-ho and eager to prove himself – had attached himself to the patrol. As he followed Mercier up the north bank of the river, he stepped on a Schu mine and was killed. He had been on the front line barely twenty-four hours.


Source:

Ambrose, Stephen Edward. β€œThe Patrol.” Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004. 230-31. Print.


Further Reading:

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs

Major Richard Davis "Dick" Winters

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