After the war.

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  1. I saw some of Clint's film about Iwo Jima last night.I got around to thinking about the dead bodies and kit that was destroyed and left on the beach.Who collected the bodies? did the locals take away the armour for scrap?
  2. Iwo jima became a Japanese defence force base after the war and the local population was not allowed to return, the Japanese dead were bulldosed into shell holes and a runway constructed over them. The dead in the underground bunkers were left and the bunkers sealed, but in recent years these have been opened up and the bodies cremated and the ashes returned to the familys, in the book there is a whole chapter about "Walking on the dead", and there are still 13000 missing including General Kuribayshi
  3. Thanks trop,I'll look out for it.
  4. I caught a bit of it before I hauled my old ass off to bed. It was the bit where they are blowing themselves up with grenades because they were told to stay till they were dead. Talk about following orders to the letter,
    Not killed in combat? Then hug a grenade. Crazy sh*t.
  5. And also by extension,what happened after D-Day? Any books about the aftermath of the campaign there?
  6. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Wasn't this a tasking for the Royal Pioneer Corps?
  7. Wasn't Flanders only cleared in 1922? That said tractors ploughing still unearth tons of munitions every year.
  8. True,you see the iron harvest all over France and Belgum.There still one or two mines burried that are too unsable to recover or have failed to go off and then been "lost" 8O
  9. On our local news last night,a wee thing about de-mining in the Falkland Islands.The guy from the company reckoned it could be a ten year job.