Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 22, 2011 13:23:51 GMT 12
I am wondering, is this board on the forum the only place on the internet for discussing the New Zealand Army?
I have looked around the net for some time hoping to find an indepth forum that might discuss specifically NZ Army history from WWI and WWII, and I have never found anything that comes close. It seems that this Board on the Forum is the only place specifically set up for the discussion of NZ Army history and current affairs.
I would have thought that given the amount of people out there who have a deep interest in NZ Army history, current affairs and modelling that either a more indepth forum would have developed by now, or that this board would get more usage in the discussion of our vast Army history. This board is heavy on recent news but light on the history of our Army in the New Zealand Wars, the Boer War, the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Bosnia, East Timor and everything in between. You'd thik there would be much more discussion of battles, tactics, equipment, individual stories, veterans, armoured vehicles, other vehicles, uniforms, photos, models, etc, etc.
So am I right that this is the only place dedicated to this on the whole internet? Or is there a massive site somewhere that all my Googles have missed?
Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 25, 2011 22:19:44 GMT 12
The best WWII forum I have found for Army matters is World War 2 Talk. Not only does it have loads of knowledgable and helpful experts and historians on there, but also a fair amount of actual WWII veterans who are fascinating people with an amazing insight to give us younger ones. www.ww2talk.com/forum/
Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 26, 2011 15:47:01 GMT 12
I don't think moving it will make much more work and will hopefully generate more interest here. Until two years ago I had almost forgotten the interst I had as a teenager in our WWII Army history, and I had next to no interest in our WWII Navy. Having been privileged since then to meet many amazing veterans who served in the Army and Navy in my WWII veteran filming project I have developed a much larger interest and respect for them. So I'd be happy to see more discussion on those topics here and more experts turn up. They too might learn a bit about the RNZAF. Also the WWI and 19th Century Army stuff would also interest me as we see so little here in NZ about them.