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As a bonus, in Midway, you get to see some of the same footage used in Tora, Tora, Tora.
I'm nitpicking, but it's too bad Midway didn't have the special effects budget it needed or deserved. It's also impressive what the filmmakers were able to pull off with Tora, Tora, Tora, considering that CGI was just a dream then and that they only got one shot at a lot of what they did.
One crazy record. I read George h w Bush war record. It’s like reading Tom Clancy. People are not like that now. I can’t even imagine the howling on tv if we were in a war now with 3k dead per week. CNN would try convincing us that Hitler and Tojo were just misunderstood lmao
My father too.
His ship could have been sank so easy. A U boat was spotted off the coast of Mass.
#41 made Jack Ryan look like a greeter at Wal Mart
Russian-born oilman, a real international man of mystery, a vivid presence in JFK files
....and I do believe#41 was in the CIA
Also raw American power militarily but even more importantly economic power.Horrible day. Though the Japanese had to deal with something much, much worse after that... the Marines.
Yep. I'm not quite on board with his involvement with JFK but the J Edgar Hoover memo and questioning of #41 on11/23/63 is downright weird.Yes, he was in the CIA and before that he was involved in office of naval Intel. ONI used to be crazy back then. That article about Mohrenschlidt and Bush is exactly the type of insanity I was getting at.
Also raw American power militarily but even more importantly economic power.
By the time the US Navy smoked the Imperial Navy at the Battle of Leyte Gulf (The largest Naval battle in human history) The US Navy had roughly 1100 vessels (of all sizes, from massive carriers, down to the ruthless deadly PT Boats, 1100!) either surrounding Japanese home land or the general areas where Japanese forces remained, with the Imperial Navy basically down to very few, like a couple dozen battleships, no carriers left. After that battle the skies were filled with American aircraft all over China, the Pacific, and the Japanese homeland. All they had were kamikazes.
1100 US Naval vessels effectively marooning the massive Japanese armies in China who could never come home again and defend their island, if we had to invade.
They were a heinous enemy, but only because of their tactics. People mostly underrate how badly the USA battered and abused them via the team of the US Navy and The US Marines, while basically focusing on Europe first.
Couple setbacks early but the war against the Japanese was a first class rout overall.
The thing is our military is so powerful, so professional now, we would not need to mobilize like that ever again.They got the business alright lol.
The history behind many of our older wars reads almost like a black comedy. I’m genuinely worried that we couldn’t muster that level of warfare again in this age. It’s laughable really
Yep. I'm not quite on board with his involvement with JFK but the J Edgar Hoover memo and questioning of #41 on11/23/63 is downright weird.
The thing is our military is so powerful, so professional now, we would not need to mobilize like that ever again.
World War 2 scale is unimaginable now. We had 16 million men under arms with a navy of 1100 ships, tens of thousands of planes, etc... BUT our military today cold have wiped out the combined militarizes of the entire world of WW2 including USA , exactly as it is now and totally conventionally. We would not need any more soldiers than we have today
They never would. But our military goals in those cases would be simple and attainable, destroy their military, and it would not be a problem.China could invade Taiwan or japan or both. That would be nasty for us and would involve millions of troops if we were serious about winning