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Old 03-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone interested in discussing? I've been fascinated by World War II since I was little. Back then, the only comics you could graduate to after the "funnies" dealt with either soccer or war. I was never much into football, so I ended up reading about Nazis and Tommies and Japs. In recent times, I've gotten into watching more and more documentaries on the war, and it's quite interesting how the view espoused in publications like War Picture Library, Warlord and Battle Picture Weekly were, obviously, heavily slanted in favour of the Allies (though Battle I think it was did a story based on a German hero, Hellmann of Hammer Force - was very good if I remember) and now I get to hear about the other side, to an extent anyway.

So, anyone up for talking about the Second World War, here I am. And I have a question to pose: was it not a superbly naive move of Hitler to declare war on the USA after Pearl Harbor? If he had left the Americans fighting the Japs, would that not have a) kept them out of the war in Europe and b) given him a chance to consolidate his power? Surely D-Day would never have worked without the American involvement? And the British didn't fight, did they, in the Pacific Theatre? Or am I wrong? I don't remember ever hearing that they did. So surely then he made a massive blunder by declaring war on the US?
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As far as I know not in the Pacific, but in Indochina they certainly did. Of course there's probably a reason those assumedly British comics didn't want to cover that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign
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As far as I know not in the Pacific, but in Indochina they certainly did. Of course there's probably a reason those assumedly British comics didn't want to cover that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign
Oh **** yeah, of course: Burma. I forgot all about that. Gurkhas and all that. Still, if he had just left the Americans to deal with the Japs it should have been a godsend for him.

On another subject: the Aryan ideal? Did Hitler look even slightly Aryan? And Himmler? He looked more like he should be in command of a Japanese battalion or something! ****ing gob****es.

Did you read about the Jewish revenge plot?
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When I was living in Japan it was on the news that these old British dudes were burning the Japanese flag. This was like 50 years later and they were still pissed about the horrors they suffered serving in the British Pacific Fleet. A lot of Brits were killed by Japanese kamikaze attacks while giving naval support in the Battle of Okinawa. They blasted the **** out of the underground bunkers the Japanese were hunkered down in.
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When I was living in Japan it was on the news that these old British dudes were burning the Japanese flag. This was like 50 years later and they were still pissed about the horrors they suffered serving in the British Pacific Fleet. A lot of Brits were killed by Japanese kamikaze attacks while giving naval support in the Battle of Okinawa. They blasted the **** out of the underground bunkers the Japanese were hunkered down in.
And thankfully Okinawa was such a cakewalk because of it. Bang up job, ya limey ****s!
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Lol @ old man TH putting this in the Current Events forum.
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When I was living in Japan it was on the news that these old British dudes were burning the Japanese flag. This was like 50 years later and they were still pissed about the horrors they suffered serving in the British Pacific Fleet. A lot of Brits were killed by Japanese kamikaze attacks while giving naval support in the Battle of Okinawa. They blasted the **** out of the underground bunkers the Japanese were hunkered down in.
Yeah I've realised I was wrong there. Still, the Americans outnumbered the Brits out there.
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Lol @ old man TH putting this in the Current Events forum.
All the political stuff goes here so I guessed this was the best place for it. Anyway, to a vampire like me 1945 is curr - ah, I mean, forgot you heard that.


Changing the subject completely: your avvy ever going to find what she's looking around for, or what?
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was it not a superbly naive move of Hitler to declare war on the USA after Pearl Harbor?
Hindsight is 20/20 but Japan was a bad ass ally. They controlled Korea, chunks of China, and the fuel and other resources in Southeast Asia. They had also humiliated Russia in the Russo-Japanese War.
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