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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    23 Jun '11 20:57
    Was he a man worthy of admiration?

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52764/Barbarossa
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    23 Jun '11 23:00
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Was he a man worthy of admiration?

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52764/Barbarossa
    Why not?
  3. 24 Jun '11 00:52
    only if you admire conquerors.
  4. 24 Jun '11 23:25
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Was he a man worthy of admiration?

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52764/Barbarossa
    You should read 'Barbarossa' - the German Russo conflict, by Alan Clark, for the real answer to this question.
  5. 24 Jun '11 23:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Was he a man worthy of admiration?

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52764/Barbarossa
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    24 Jun '11 23:26
    Got one!
  7. 24 Jun '11 23:29
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Got one!
    Ok then whats your opinion?
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    26 Jun '11 08:05 / 1 edit
    An eyewitness account of the first day of Barbarossa from the BBC "Witness" podcast series:

    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/witness/witness_20110622-1030a.mp3

    The "Witness" podcast homepage:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness

    Each one is about 9 minutes long.
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Jun '11 16:33
    Got another one!
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    29 Jun '11 01:28
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Was he a man worthy of admiration?

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52764/Barbarossa
    Wasnt he just doing to the Spanish in the Med what Drake, Rayleigh and other English Privateers were doing to the Spanish in the Caribean?

    In fact wasnt there some collusion betwen the Barbary and Caribbean Pirates?
    (or I have been watching too many old Hollywood swashbucklers?)
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    29 Jun '11 01:48
    All them accursed pirate nations were stealing the gold the Spanish stole fair and square!