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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #140 on: September 09, 2019, 05:01:09 am »
Imagine lying in a battlefield hospital, in a foreign country, shrapnel riddled, wound maggot infested, 18-2?. 

Forgive me, I have watched all the war documentaries and Hollywood action films depicting WW1 & WW2, I cannot imagine such conditions.

Much respect for the men and woman, regardless where their ancestry lied, faith, or lack thereof, I simply cannot imagine what it must of been like to see such death and destruction on a monumental scale.




I am debating whether this legless soldier is smiling or smirking





 

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #141 on: September 09, 2019, 05:03:57 am »





 

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #142 on: September 09, 2019, 05:16:13 am »

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #144 on: September 09, 2019, 05:33:34 am »
The WW1 and WW2 conditions and suffering should be revisited by us to remind us of how cruel and inhumane war is sothat we can treat each other better and rather talk things right than fight each other!
Many can learn from your example as to changing for the better and bringing a positive contribution to the people that you come into contact with! :thumleft:
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #145 on: September 09, 2019, 09:13:10 pm »

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #146 on: September 09, 2019, 09:15:46 pm »
Imagine being a farm boy or girl, you had not ever seen a ship so massive in your life, now you are on the vessel knowing most likely you'll die and not ever return to your loved ones.



 

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #147 on: September 09, 2019, 09:16:48 pm »
Hard to fault the US government in their decision, though still a sad time in our history.

 

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #149 on: September 09, 2019, 09:21:01 pm »
Women played such a vital and important role during the war effort.  If it hadn't been for them busting their asses back home manufacturing everything, I'm not convinced the allies would've have won.









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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #150 on: September 10, 2019, 07:53:54 pm »



D-Day Normandy, France







The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese: 沖縄戦 Hepburn: Okinawa-sen) (Okinawan: 沖縄戦, romanized: Uchinaa ikusa), codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.  The initial invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II.  The 82-day battle lasted from April 1 until June 22, 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were planning to use Kadena Air Base on the large island of Okinawa as a base for Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands, 340 mi (550 km) away.

The United States created the Tenth Army, a cross-branch force consisting of the 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th infantry divisions of the US Army with the 1st, 2nd, and 6th divisions of the Marine Corps, to fight on the island. The Tenth was unique in that it had its own tactical air force (joint Army-Marine command), and was also supported by combined naval and amphibious forces.

The battle has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") or tetsu no bōfū ("violent wind of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of Japanese kamikaze attacks, and the sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific, with approximately 160,000 casualties on both sides: at least 75,000 Allied and 84,166117,000 Japanese, including drafted Okinawans wearing Japanese uniforms. 149,425 Okinawans were killed, committed suicide or went missing, a significant proportion of the estimated pre-war 300,000 local population.

In the naval operations surrounding the battle, both sides lost considerable numbers of ships and aircraft, including the Japanese battleship Yamato.  After the battle, Okinawa provided a fleet anchorage, troop staging areas, and airfields in proximity to Japan in preparation for a planned invasion.




Notice this soldiers eyes, I see a man attempting to make sense of everything he has witnessed in Okinawa, Japan.





Military use of children

On Okinawa, middle school boys were organized into front-line-service Tekketsu Kinnōtai, while Himeyuri students were organized into a nursing unit.

The Imperial Japanese Army mobilized 1,780 middle school boys aged 1417 years into front-line-service. They were named Tekketsu Kinnōtai (ja:鉄血勤皇隊, "Iron and Blood Imperial Corps"). This mobilization was conducted by an ordinance of the Ministry of the Army, not by law. The ordinances mobilized the students as volunteer soldiers for form's sake; in reality, the military authorities ordered schools to force almost all students to "volunteer" as soldiers; sometimes they counterfeited the necessary documents. About half of the Tekketsu Kinnōtai were killed, including in suicide bomb attacks against tanks, and in guerrilla operations.

After losing the Battle of Okinawa, the Japanese government enacted new laws in preparation for the decisive battles in the main islands. These laws made it possible for boys aged 15 or older and girls aged 17 or older to be drafted into front-line-service.


 

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #152 on: September 10, 2019, 08:08:18 pm »
U.S. Marines rest on a transport ship after the battle of Eniwetok Atoll in 1945

 

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #153 on: Yesterday at 08:56:41 am »
How fucked up that was - How little we've learnt .
I remember the tv series The World At War as a young boy - scared me shitless.