WW II Historical Thread, Discussion, Pics, Videos

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    More Eastern Front Pictures
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    off top of my head (feel free to add any details):
    almost exactly three quarters of century ago, in the morning of June 4, 1942, in the area off Midway, two squadrons, under the command of McClusky, of dive bombers off the USS Enterprise were able to find, while low on fuel, the Japanese battle group and wreak havoc on it;
    on the way back, many aircraft ran out of fuel, and their crews were never seen again

    just wanted to briefly commemorate these particular events here
     
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    Sunday at 7:43 AM
    now I noticed
    75th anniversary of Battle of Midway marked in San Diego https://www.navytimes.com/articles/75th-anniversary-of-battle-of-midway-marked-in-san-diego
    amazing
     
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    now I happened to notice (dated October 7)
    US returns WWII battleship flag to Japan https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171007_14/
    I took interest in this story because, according to me, the Nagato was the best battleship of WWOne era (of course I know she was launched only after WWOne had ended)
     
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    The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/20/enigma-code-u-boat-u559-hms-petard-sebag-montefiori
    at first glance it looks interesting
    size limit reached
     
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    continuation of the post right above:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/20/enigma-code-u-boat-u559-hms-petard-sebag-montefiori

    by the way I've seen an Enigma machine in Vienna Arsenal:
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Locatio...0946-Heeresgeschichtliches_Museum-Vienna.html
     
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    The 80 th anniversary of Nanjing massacre is coming wednesday. We should remember this and never forget the memory. Of course we hate the Japanese militarist and their ideological descendant(the elite of Japanese politic) who to this day refuse to own their history.

    But we should not hate Japanese people Actually there are rich tapestry of intervowen relationship between the Japanese people and China Think of the thousand Japanese orphan who were taken care by their Chinese adoptive parents. and treated as their own. At the end of the war many ex Japanese pilot volunteer to train Chinese in the new air force
    Here is one of story of young Japanese soldier who fought for PLA and participate in many campaign even fought in Korea


    The 80th Memorial Day of Nanjing Massacre is coming up on Wednesday. To mourn this most tragic and one of the darkest history of mankind, let everyone remember the past and cherish peace. CCTV documentaries have interviewed some Japanese WWII survivors who were“Young Militarists” promised to live or die together with the Japanese Empire but found themselves abandoned by their Country after Japan was defeated.

    Today let us hear the story of MEGUMI SUNAHARA, a former “Young Militarists” who became a soldier in the 9th Independent Regiment of the Northeast Democratic United Army.

    MEGUMI SUNAHARA had been brought to northeast China by his parents in 1938 when he was only five years old. After his father passed away, and Japan's surrender, they were abandoned by the Japanese army and lived in a Chinese village. Despite the precautions, many people knew the family was Japanese. Even so, they were accepted into the village and was allocated two and a half hectares of farmland.

    "I think it must have been out of sympathy." Megumi Sunahara said.

    In 1948, he changed his name to Zhang Rongqing and joined the 9th Independent Regiment of the Northeast Democratic United Army. He even took part in the Liao-Shen and Ping-Jin Campaigns. In 1950, he was sent to Korea with the Chinese Air Force.

    1955, MEGUMI SUNAHARA left China, the country he had lived in for 17 years before returning home.

    But his story does not end there; it is a beginning of a long personal involvement in promoting Sino-Japanese trade.

    There are lots of people who have witnessed history like MEGUMI SUNAHARA.

    Turning back the time, 80 years ago, what do they remember of that time? What do they think of today’s world? And what kind of world do they want to bequeath to Japan and China, going forward?

    Let's hear their recount of the history together.
     
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    China hold memorial day service to commemorate Nanjing massacre
    One should not forget the lesson of history when you are weak they will invade you!
    At the same time we should not be prisoner of history
     
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    now this is just to commemorate it was over on this day ... three quarters of a century ago
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