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    Battle of Saipan - Steel and Coral






    Several Medal of Honor winners detailed in the 2nd video. My old boss (US Army) was wounded
    on Saipan by a Japanese sniper.
    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

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    Dang....thought I was pretty much up on the war in the Pacifc. Little did I know about these great hero's....ALL OF THEM!! Can only imagine how they held the fort only to give the ultimate sacrifice...God Bless them all!!!!!

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    I have heard of the Mariana Turkey Shoot, and knew a fellow who was transferred to Guam in 2009. Now "I know the rest of the story" Thanks @DonGlock26
    As for the "propaganda" I recall Popeye cartoons in the '50's. IRCC the phrase "nip" as well as bucktoothed coke bottle lensed glasses, were the norm. I don't remember if there were any concerning Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMWinPR View Post
    I have heard of the Mariana Turkey Shoot, and knew a fellow who was transferred to Guam in 2009. Now "I know the rest of the story" Thanks @DonGlock26
    As for the "propaganda" I recall Popeye cartoons in the '50's. IRCC the phrase "nip" as well as bucktoothed coke bottle lensed glasses, were the norm. I don't remember if there were any concerning Germany.
    Germans were called the "Huns" during WWI & WWII. They did terrorize Belgium in WWI and deserved the name.

    Westerners did see the Japanese as incompetent and they saw Westerners as soft and unwilling to fight hard.

    The Japanese were in fact very competent in many areas. Their Navy excelled in carrier warfare and night surface action especially
    torpedo. Their army was too wedded to the offensive especially the bayonet charge.


    You may like this excellence video on the US Navy's greatest defeat at sea:


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    Even though the U.S. suffered a terrible defeat, they were fortunate that the Japs withdrew....Guadacanal would of been a different battle.

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    The Japanese were so over-extended they could never win the war; they weren't very bright when it came to strategy, a failing most of those with the racial superiority complexes. They're automatically at a disadvantage just for believing their own bullshit.

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