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After the Gulf War, I thought that wars were regularly occuring events, like the Olympics or something. I remember asking my mom, "When is the next war?" like it was already planned out.
I used to believe that wars were a thing of the distant barbarian past until I was about 8 and came to realize that the Vietnam war had just ended
I used to believe that during the war and before that, that TV and cameras hadn't been invented and I used to be confused when I saw photos of Hitler. I have no idea why.
I was young during Desert Storm, but I still remember hearing the the newscasters talking about Saddam Hussein... only I thought they always said "Saddam, who's saying.."
I used to believe that wars lasted for five minutes and can remember, age 5 or 6, being totally shocked when I realised that they could last for years and years.
i used to think that wars began with a bunch of guys lining up for two teams and that each side would chose one at a time, like sports, and that brothers would kill each other if chosen by opposite sides. also every one would only attack when news cameras were there.
I used to believe that wars were spectator events, held in front of audiences sitting in bleachers. When it was time for someone to die, they'd randomly choose a seat number and then you'd walk out to the field and be shot or decapitated or something. Weird.
I was about 9 when the Gulf War started. I remember thinking that it was a really stupid war because I believed that it had been started after a leader of a country (can't remember if I thought it was USA or Iraq or UK) had lost a game of golf with the other leaders!! I still think war is stupid though......
Polish war memorial ,I thought it was an instruction.as in to polish
When I was about 6 or 7 in around 1977 I always thought that everyone over the age of 20 had been involved in the Second World War and would often ask my parent's friends if they had ever killed a German.
During the Gulf War me and my friends thought that Hitler, Stalin and Saddam Hussein were brothers, as evil was genetic
I thought the Falklands war was taking place down the road. We lived in Wheatlands, down the road was Pennylands. Naturally Falklands must be next to that.
Way back when, I thought that the Second World War was decided on a football match between England and Germany. Of course, it wasn't.