WW II Historical Thread, Discussion, Pics, Videos

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Jeff Head, Jan 6, 2014.

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    Hendrix, you have been here long enough to know not to feed the troll called janiz. He gave a pathetic one word reply for you to type 3 paragraphs. You can't teach the brainwashed and those who won't open their mind.
     
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    Well...I had an Uncle at Chosin Reservoir in the U.S. Marines and the Chinese did use Human Wave tactics.

    And they successfully pushed the US Marines out of there at tremendous cost...put pushed them out anyway.

    US Navy and Air Force Air Cover prevented the Chinese from completely over running and annihilating the marines there.

    Both sides fought with strength and valor in some of the harshest conditions imaginable.

    I know of not one US Marine who is ashamed of the fighting that occurred there...or who believes the Chinese are any kind of push over.

    I do know quite a few who were upset that after the US turned things around and began pushing the Chinese back that President Truman agreed to a cease fire.

    But he did...and that is long history.

    Let's not dredge up those past battles to try and prove points or talk about shame and use them for political points...on either side.
     
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    “China in World War II: New History; New Perspectives for Today" by Richard B. Frank


    Published on Aug 19, 2014

    For years prior to the globe-shattering events of World War II, relations between Japan and China simmered until the brutal Japanese invasion in 1937. Spanning eight years, the conflict catapulted China to prominence on the world stage as Chinese fighters helped to defeat the Imperial Japanese Army. As a U.S. Army Veteran and historian with expertise in the Pacific Theater, Mr. Frank will apply new evidence accumulated during his research for his upcoming Asia-Pacific War trilogy to shed light on the eight-year skirmish with Japan. The new information, uncovered by scholars in the past two decades, reshapes the conventional narrative of the “War of Resistance” as China’s role in World War II. Mr. Frank’s lecture will address China’s participation in World War II, how that history influences Chinese views of the world, and how an understanding of China’s actual contributions during the war may help inform the United States’ current views of the country.

    Lecture Date: August 7, 2014

     
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    China was fighting a civil war while at the same time tryong to fight the JApanese.

    The war in China was the longest part of World war II and had some of the harshest fighting and woorst atrocities.

    The fact that Japan was tethered to China be Chinese forces, despite the civil war, allowed the US in particular to roll up the Japanese forces in the Pacific, and kept the Chinese from apply much more massive manpower particularly down towards New Guinea and eventually Australia perhaps.
     
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    IJN Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku, and Zuikaku must have been covered in snow when they attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th when they set sail from Hitokappu harbor from Etorofu island on November 26th.
     
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    wait, snow at sea-level in Hawaii? (LOL I've heard about snow up at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Kea
    yes, but ... http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/partly-cloudy-skies-during-pea/58654

    or did you mean they came covered by snow which fell on them on their way? (and didn't melt :)
     
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    Etorofu island is the northern tip of the now Northern territory that is occupied by the Russians.

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    now I see ... so your story is they took up Japanese snow and had been sailing with it, for like eleven days, to about two hundred miles north-east to Hawaii:
    did it melt then, or they brought it back to Japan?
     
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    I find that among the most fascinating and terrifying videos made off WW2 when thinking about being at the ground on receiving side.

    Stuka Yu-87g firing 37mm Flak rounds against tanks.

     
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    Battle of Iwo Jima - In color
     
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