Sobering reading...

Sobering reading...

Joined: January 18th, 2007, 6:05 am

June 3rd, 2012, 4:02 am #1

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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:53 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 5:12 am #2

Sobering indeed. One can only imagine the horror that campaign would have been.

For a novelized version of the invasion of Japan, read "The Burning Mountain". I bought it when it was first published and was just the other day thinking about re-reading it.
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Joined: May 16th, 2004, 9:14 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 5:57 am #3

Question what was the last "island nation" to fall to invasion?...seems rare in history
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Joined: May 16th, 2004, 9:14 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 6:25 am #4

Agree with most of the appraisal except USSR walking in to the north..no sea lift

While it seem to be the commom wisdom that with any invasion of Japan the USSR would just walking in to the north of Japan...

They forget a key fact ...the USSR really had no Navy and no sea lift..

so no way to get there...

no matter how big land force they can't walk or roll across that gaint mote around an Island with out an equally large Navy ...

ask Hitler or Napoleon about England

The US Navy own the sea around Japan in 45 and only the US Navy could tranport (or alow) any heavy invasion force of any size to Japan in 45... the USSR would need to bumb a ride from the US to get there
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Joined: September 10th, 2001, 7:56 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 8:14 am #5

It looks more like the wings are actually broken off.

Ken

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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 5:19 am

June 3rd, 2012, 2:51 pm #6

...so I'm glad it didn't happen; admittedly, he was being considered as a liason officer to deal with japanese officials after the US had gained a foothold, based on his previous experience there, but it still would have a hell hole.
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Joined: October 7th, 2007, 4:55 am

June 3rd, 2012, 2:59 pm #7

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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 3:05 pm #8

...so I'm glad it didn't happen; admittedly, he was being considered as a liason officer to deal with japanese officials after the US had gained a foothold, based on his previous experience there, but it still would have a hell hole.
43rd Infantry Division.

CB

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html
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Clifford Bossie

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http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4F_pt1.html
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:41 am

June 3rd, 2012, 3:22 pm #9

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finished... UNLIKE, how we've conducted things since on or around April 11th, 1951..

Cheers,
Dave
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

June 3rd, 2012, 3:53 pm #10

a hundred times over and they STILL would go into self-flagellation mode over the "criminal" use of the atomic bombs.

Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.
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