T O P

The finishing move

The finishing move

Baknacs

Imagine being sent overseas on a mission where you could be shot down, captured, executed, etc. just so command can troll some nazis


rockman_uli

Yo gotta do it for the lolz


Esdeath79

more like do it for the holz


5125237143

Goddamn german humor..


redpickles3

Lolz be earned by massive ballz.


H1ghs3nb3rg

Beat me to it


Excavate_My_Ass

Beat meat to it*


Master_JBT

r/awfullykinky


EdgeLord343

Noooooooo! Smiley!!!


cola_giver

Time travellers are getting cockier and cockier.


codemattxor

B======D


Country_ball_enjoyer

( . Y . )


codemattxor

~~~


Ruby_241

Allied Command: We do a little trollin


Spambot0

Morale is pretty important in war, it's probably more than worth the risk.


Boredum_Allergy

I mean you say trolling, I say mental warfare. Imagine finding out you made a bunch of people build a fake base for nothing. That's gotta sting.


TheNamesVox

The psychological impact on command was probably pretty important. Sows that seed of doubt that your enemy already knows your plans. Consistent second guessing is dangerous especially when a day or even a few hours can be the difference between winning the day and staggering loses. Tactical trolling.


Ysgatora

It's also the idea that they knew so much that they just *let* them waste their time and resources.


Wobbelblob

That is done quite often. All that binds materials. Example is the U-boat bunker valentine in Bremen, Germany. The allies knew about it, but until it was finished, it wasn't producing anything. And since it is quite massive, they let them build it, as it bound quite a lot of man power and resources. They only started bombarding it when it was close to being finished.


thuanjinkee

never interrupt your opponent when he is making a mistake - napoleon dynamite


cola_giver

Yes


codemattxor

Wasting their time and resources is the name of the game while I sit back and laugh... Get fucked


bobbob9015

Yeah, they build fake bases when they don't have the resources for real bases let alone the resources to properly defend them, basically mocking them for it is going to be a huge morale hit.


Rababaja

I’d gladly have signed up for that mission!


mrEcks42

I had a smaj that wanted to stand on the border and piss into every country that bordered afghanistan. Fucking leprechaun.


high240

lmao


---Kung_Fu_Genius---

Well there is the genius of the plan. The Germans were probably not defending the hangar very well and were hoping to use it just a red herring and encourage the Brits to waste resources and divert them away from the actual important sites. With that in mind there was probably less danger for doing this than on a normal mission and the Brits got to demoralise their intelligence efforts by letting the Germans know they were 2 steps ahead.


onetricknoob

Reverse uno card


EsotericMaker

You really don’t understand combat aviators. These dudes were probably tripping over each other frighting to be the one to do the troll. I got stories man


JazzinZerg

Reminds me of a post on r/militarystories about a pilot pretending to try and land his medium bomber on an aircraft carrier in the pacific, only to dip out at the last moment, causing some on the deck of the ship to jump over the side. Airmen and infantry, you guys aren't so different after all.


EsotericMaker

There’s the legendary sr-71 speed check troll… hell a few months ago the blue angels and the thunder birds did a demo flight around manhattans downtown and in the bay… nobody else saw the trolling that I saw: thunderbirds stayed in between the blues and the city the whole time, obscuring their view and the spectator view of them. Impossibly unintentional. Or when a B-52 did a flyover of an F-14 fighter airframe retirement


BokirBokcu

What are they gonna shoot you with? Siplinters?


Zenvarix

Toothpicks. German engineered toothpicks. The 'German engineered' part is important.


bmm115

What the fuck did you think we meant we said you could fight for justice?


RomanWasHere2007

We do a little trolling


ancient-military

Let he who has not trolled drop the first wooden bomb.


mdoldon

The "bomb" was built by the airmen if the Observation unit, and a camera plane dropped it.


Flamingcheetopuff

I'd promte that pilot. If you have the balls to risk entering enemey territory for a joke you'd be damned sure they're gonna have the balls to fly towards more dangerous targets.


jpfeif29

Ever heard of psy-ops? Cause they are dudes that literally sit on megaphones and shit talk the enemy, telling them that they hide behind women and children cause they fuck children.


respectabler

Have you ever met a 90+ year old veteran? They would be fumbling over themselves volunteering to go meme the Nazis like this. Not to mention, the prospect of lowering enemy morale/raising your own and having a good propaganda piece (so good it’s still discussed on reddit nearly a century later) is just as valuable as meeting physical objectives.


the_thrown_exception

I don’t know. Demoralizing the enemy in such a way is likely more effective than hundreds of bombing runs. A lot of the time, if you can demoralize individual soldiers to not fight, to run away, or to surrender quickly, than that’s far more effective than trying to kill each one of them.


A_Professional_Derp

I would absolutely do it, not gonna lie


bimbo_bear

Given the nature of the RAF at the time I imagine the pilots were fighting over who got to do it :P


jwd10662

Imagine knowing the enemy has all of your secrets and you know none of thiers (it's a Dönitz quote)


EatMyPossum

Psychological warfare is real warfare. It's also hella funny


vhite

In a heartbeat. I wouldn't let command take any fucking credit though.


Turnontuneindropout7

Worth it


skonthebass24

I wonder if the airfield was even defended, I'm guessing not.


OasissisaO

That's some pro level trolling.


Mountain_Society5957

This is hilarious but I almost feel sorry for the people who came up with the idea because you KNOW they were executed.


Fritz-Der-Schtze

That’s a bit brash, even for the nazis


53ND-NUD35

He took the midnight train going anywhere


malachi772

The allies did a similar thing just in a better way, they built a fake tank squad and a fake battalion, the axis fell for it tho


MeloneFxcker

even better when you consider the Allied fake base was part of of preperations for D-Day landing, and if they axis never fell for it D-Day might not be as celebrated as it is today. (or maybe just as celebrated... if we were all speaking German)


Omega_Knight3942

Hi... Edit: i was trying to change my user flair Edit2: i have downvoted my comment Edit3 :i am typing


slloshyy

hey


RottenSpaceman

They just said Hi, why the downvotes?


Master-Wordsmith

My guess is people thought “they’re trying to leech off the top comment’s upvotes”


RottenSpaceman

oh, understandable, have a nice day!


Omega_Knight3942

I was trying to change my flair


nicenicelol

reddit moment


Walking_in_Circles

I think because the link in his flair is [this video](https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ) and he didn't put any effort into disguising it.


ledocteur7

you smart bastard.. doesn't matter, I love that sound.


CRAZYCOOKIE08

Cuz reddit


JoeMama475

Reddit hive mind at its finest.


Omega_Knight3942

I was trying to change in my flair by commenting "hi" but the whole reddit is awake


Szwedu111

>!Rick Roll link !


_Yukiteru-kun_

“Every link that ends with XcQ shall stay blue” that’s my golden rule to not get rickrolled


JoeMama475

Hello there.


Khaos_Gorvin

No bigger humiliation than to have your plan mocked by the enemy.


Osato

I acquired the knowledge to create one wooden bomb. With that, I will inflict upon the Nazis the greatest insult an enemy can suffer: *to be ignored.*


FlySupaFly

They did nazi that coming


jesseberdinka

I tree what you did there.


BelleAriel

I guess their plan was a bit wooden.


AuKF

It's a bit stiff but it's a go


Mari0wana

The RAF wooden have it?


lara_mage

They're morning after the loss


Mahdi_D

They should have Czech-ed their surroundings


IDXK073

You mean "they did nazi that coming"? Otherwise you have see twice.


BokirBokcu

Smh my head


LucaRodenburg

Shaking my head my head


DesperateForYourDick

You can’t even make the pun correctly 😂😂 “nazi” and “see” repeated here, ruining the pun.


superzzo

They were trolled by their own people lol, the RAF was german and did some messed up stuff in the future


besty3000

To be fair, the Germans probably found it hilarious


chibong04

Do you have a source? I looked it up and only found that it was a rumour


Nimyron

Quick search shows that the germans really made the decoy camp and that the RAF knew about it. The rumor is about sending a single plane to drop a fake bomb. Still funny that the germans spent so much time building that huge decoy for nothing.


avalanche_transistor

> Still funny that the germans spent so much time building that huge decoy for nothing. When you're resource-starved in all ways except to make decoys, you make decoys.


chibong04

True, but the fake bomb part is equally hilarious


ColdBlackCage

> Quick search shows that the germans really made the decoy camp and that the RAF knew about it. Which was extremely common practice on both sides, especially in counter intelligence operations. The fact the Germans did it once isn't any sort of indication that the story is true. The whole thing reeks of creative story telling and post-war-propaganda.


MeloneFxcker

i wish i could have a proper gander at some real facts


[deleted]

The usa was doing something similar too https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2018/12/27/boeing-wonderland-the-fake-cities-on-americas-west-coast/


stormsurge2000

The allies were very careful about acting on information so as to keep secret how much intelligence they have. It doesn't make sense that they would do something like this for the lulz.


Kraftdamus02

Depends on the location, it could have been a piece of intelligence they came up with a fake story for.


The1stmadman

many other people are pointing out this is highly demoralizing, having gone through all the effort to make the fake base only for the Brits to know and laugh at you. morale is pretty important in war.


LoopDloop762

Snopes (a fact checking site) points out that that’s assuming they actually see the plane, see it drop the bomb, realize it is a bomb, and that the wooden bomb doesn’t shatter into pieces on impact after falling from hundreds of meters up. Huge waste of a plane and a trained pilot for something that maybe might work.


mdoldon

Nonsense. That's true for intelligence gained from spies or electronic intelligence, but it hurts nobody to let the Germans know that they spotted their amateurish decoy construction. On the contrary, they demoralize those involved to know they'd been wasting their time.


TheFlatpepsi

This is r/madlads worthy


private_unlimited

If it was true


BearChallenger

Just a little bit of trolling


Rhas

Even if the Allies knew about it for months, it probably didn't actually take months to build the fake. The point of something like this is to make your enemy waste his efforts disproportionately after all. If you spend months building it and then the enemy bombs it in a night, that's not an effective use of resources.


Hattarna

Time used != resources used


Rhas

While that is true, time used is also a resource that can be wasted.


Hattarna

Yes of course but that logic does not work in reverse. If you talk about resources, you have to take a lot into account. For example, the wooden fakes coulda been built by POW's who could not be trusted with "real" tasks, which would in turn require "real" resources.


SpinachThiswise

Especially the human resources should be one of the most important.


ENA_licked_my_eyes

"That's how actually the war ended they started to play with wooden toys"


leg00b

*Trolling increased 100*


blahtnt

"Our bruvs did a little trolling"


Flame-Bin

Oh please please tell me a Mosquito dropped it.. You know, the Wooden Wonder


RoadRolling1

We do a small amount of trolling


S_VB

fake wooden aircraft is not too far of of the real German late war aircraft.


SpencerMeow

We do a little trolling


Otter-samuel_1

*The trickster*


BenGamez

Fun fact: the Allied Forces used inflatable tanks, cars, etc and made fake tank tracks to trick the Axis recon planes in preparation for D-Day


DeathByPolka

Yeah, 100% didn’t happen. Why would they fly bombers over the English Channel, risking hardware and trained aircrews, just to drop one fake bomb? These “fake” German air bases were protected by very real anti-aircraft guns and fighters/interceptors would still be scrambled to meet the allied plane(s). May sound good in a meme, but makes no sense in the real world.


FlySupaFly

It's considered slightly more then an urban legend depending on sources as there's said to have been credible eye witnesses at the time. Either way I hope it is true and it's just a light hearted meme at the end of it


Buttonsmycat

“Said to have had credible eyewitnesses” Journalist for “trust me bro”


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LynX_CompleX

Might be a little too serious to just appreciate the idea. However the wooden German base is true and same with the allies knowing about it. Bombing it is a rumour. You're free to use this 'mystical' Google I've been hearing about if a funny idea/meme bothers you xD


ADM_Tetanus

Yeh the RAF had fake bases too, plenty of fake settlements to make the German bombers get confused, or bomb the wrong place. Happened a lot. There was also the fake tanks, and tanks pretending to be trucks in Africa.


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SaladDodger99

Well to be fair, this is r/memes. I think some people are taking this shit a little too seriously.


p00nslyr_86

I’d volunteer for the mission. Risks aside this is top tier trolling that I’d want to brag to the boys about.


Ree-boi-666

Found the life of the party.


mdoldon

The bomb wasn't dropped by a bombing raid. It was delivered by the same Reconnaissance plane that regularly photographed the site.


GrouchyCookie5411

Thought RAF was Rote Armee Fraktion, was there another group with this short form? I mean the RAF I know was around in the seventies, a bit after the second world war.


FlySupaFly

It's the Royal Air Force bro, an Air division section of the British military


GrouchyCookie5411

Oh, that makes more sense. Thanks


private_unlimited

Is this true? Please include a source if you’re claiming it to be


Pridgey

Almost certainly not: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wooden-bomb/


uddi999

When the tricksters are tricked


Xanimal123

This is a "we do a little trolling" moment before it became a thing.


[deleted]

Just pat*trolling* the perimeter


XxLORD_SxX

That's when the general said: Well done boiz, we're history


TheAstronomer05

Their games had low graphics on, probably was a bit..loggy


Hauabau

RAF sees the airfield: Hold my beer


RomanWasHere2007

In WW2 i think the allies did something but with inflatable tanks, and the tanks needed to be weighed down so they wouldnt fly around, so imagine being a nazi before the tanks has been weighed down and seeing a flying tank and being confused as how a tank is flying


jack_23_locke_4

Germans got rickrolled


FloydFlashback

That is hilarious.


MyOtherNameIsDumber

This may be the single most British joke I've ever heard in my life.


mpaler78

Guess they didn’t know that their plan wooden work..


REDDawG3011

In the great words of, a jojo character idk the name of. He said and I quote"You may have outsmarted me, but i outsmarted your outsmarting!"


JawSniffer

😂 you actually got me to laugh today thanks!


Laura85mlt

🤣 savage


GitanshBanga

They did ***nazi*** that coming!!


Hamada_Reddits

I thought the wooden bomb was a giant fucking blunt for a second-


TheSmartBot

WW2 was kinda hilarious, ngl


koter_NL

I saw this yesterday in a museum in belguim (vacation)


TheBestArcher

Wasn’t it wet there? Kek.


_usernametaken____

Fucking Legendary


KazeArqaz

I think this is WW1


DestartreK1st

You may outsmart me, but I outsmart your outsmartness


TheNamewhoPostedThis

“Today we’re gonna do a bit of trolling”


Dripping-Ice

We do a little trolling


MReaps25

This is the funny parts of war that schools do not teach. We want the cool stuff


Big_Spicy_Tuna69

Überraschung!


TheWitherWarrior

Churchile 100 precent came up with that one


TuxidoPenguin

To trick the allies? Why tho?


Mr_MazeCandy

Even if the war was won at this point, it's still a stupid idea to telegraph to your enemy that you see through their tricks. It's more advantageous for you if your foe is wasting their time and resources thinking their tactics might still work.


GhostR29

I guess no one noticed but "bombe en bois"


PouLS_PL

What's the source? Is it real or fake? It's on r/memes so it's supposed to be fake and original I think, but it was also posted [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/ollhoh/during_ww2_the_germans_builta_fake_wooden/).


Ol_bagface

this is strangley wholesome


AllHighAustin

Its funny we came back and actually tricked the fuck out of the nazis with Inflatable Tanks. Funny they thought they were so smart yet the allies were ALWAYS one step ahead.


thembitches326

So you've the been meaning to tell me whenever the Germans did any deception tactics, we were 10 steps ahead, but whenever the Allies did any deception tactics, the Germans became the epitome of a surprise pikachu face?


WR1GT

Probably the biggest fuck you I have ever seen😂


mdoldon

I'm disappointed it doesn't say "boom!"


ReAL_ReDnAk

Original madlads


epicfire77

The raf had its own fake ballon army as well


One-Tank6089

that's why women live more than men, they just wanted to troll


MacabreManatee

That’s some serious ‘we happy few’ vibes


Its_MikeCoxlong

I can just image a german soldier hiding in a bush watching as a plane flies over the fake airfield and bombs then the german wonders why theres no explosion, checks the bomb only to find out it was made of wood


[deleted]

Gonna be amazing seeing 🇺🇸 realise 🇬🇧 is playing the long game with their "independence"


firechicken188

Eh? https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/myth-real-wooden-bombs-fool-allies.html


DraGoHex

Oh bruh that’s so bullying


Kraftdamus02

My guess is this is one piece of intelligence they actually did use from breaking enigma.


DraGoHex

Gotta do it for the content


danlhvac

Bet that was a touchy subject


Aggravating-End5173

Just found the real reason behind WW2


JakeThePenguin

Biggest UNO reverse card in history


SeXperimentator

This hasn't been proven and is more than likely a myth.


bumptwelve

no way that actually happened


y33t_supreme

World war wood


CRAZYCOOKIE08

And then NATO built a huge fake one too but the Axis didn’t know lmao


hard_for_chard

I'm sick of hearing this repeated on reddit as fact. The single source is one guy who wrote in his journal that he heard it in a pub. Clearly, it was such a funny joke that he considered it worth recording. That's it!


BradleyUppercrust-II

Pro gamer move


GrandyPandy

Yknow if I was leading a quest for world domination and I got my people clowned on this hard, I’d probably off myself too.


Bogusky

History that's better than fiction


Forevergogo

This just affirms my belief that our grandparents and great grandparents were just as much trolls as the rest of us.