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I have read and heard about some of these units but I think back in the day if I saw ...


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Old 10-29-2014, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have read and heard about some of these units but I think back in the day if I saw a bunch of screaming wild eyed Vikings rushing at me I'd probably shit my pants..

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Thanks ,good info. There are still some we don't talk about.
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This is the type of stuff that should be on History TV instead of Pawn Stars and Counting Cars.

Cool stuff, I've heard of them all except the Potsdam Giants. Of course I am a bit of a military history nerd
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The Potsdam Giants seemed like a pretty cushy job for those times. According to the article, they never saw battle. I'm doubting the 8'6" tall fella though. Anyone that tall wouldn't be worth a darn in a fight. He'd probably have a difficult time just being able to stand on his own. Just look at people that size today. They have to use crutches or walkers. When they do stand it looks like their thin little legs are about to collapse right out from under them.

The seven footers wouldn't fare much better. Too big and slow. A smaller quicker opponent could do quite a bit of damage and be gone before the giant had a chance to react. But an army that size could/would put the fear of God into a force of smaller proportions. It was probably just to psych out the other guy. And since they never had to fight, I looks like it worked.
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David did a job on a giant.
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David did a job on a giant.
With his version of a gun.
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Little boy with a rock.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
David did a job on a giant.
When you think about it, David had the advantage in that fight; he was no underdog.

Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath | Talk Video | TED.com
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Originally Posted by Jo6pak View Post
When you think about it, David had the advantage in that fight; he was no underdog.

Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath | Talk Video | TED.com
This guy said David's rock has the same stopping power of a 45mm handgun. Yes he said 45mm...not caliber.
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