Add for good measure the gun toting good old boys "sans banjos" along the route.Rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of a prolonged turkey shoot.Deeply weird indeed. I’ve posted this before, but just how the fvck did they hope to win? Smiting Pearl Harbor is one thing. To actually win, you have to occupy the ground. Which means assaulting through the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, then the Rocky Mountains, crossing the likes of the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, thousands of miles of prairie (ie fvck all), enormous rivers, more mountains in Appalachia, more enormous rivers. Large tranches of land are dense forests. Not conducive to offensive ops, but perfect for defending.
The Rockies alone are 3000 miles long and extend to 14000ft in elevation. No chance whatsoever of victory. Stupidity beyond belief.
The Russians wangled a visit to a factory that made turbine blades, they wore soft soled shoes so to pick up waste metal in the lathe section, the factory actually gave them a piece of turbine blade."My words but a whisper, your deafness a SHOUT."
I heard we gifted them all our jet and aircraft technology too.
I have that in paperback. was given to me by one of my commanders back in the 80'sthe Soviet invasion of Manchuria is studied in depth at US Army Staff colleges.
Yes, the Kwangtung Army was weakened, but their shattering defeat was a testament to Soviet mastery of Combined arms operations.
I thoroughly detested McNamara, He makes Rumsfeld look good.
Unfortunately in the Wahoo incident, most of the survivors in the water were Indian Army PoWsUsing Japanese survivors for target practice isn't good form either.
Don’t worry mate, most of the bombs aimed at road bridges ended up in paddies anyway.I thoroughly detested McNamara, He makes Rumsfeld look good.
He's the Jackoff who refused to chrome line the M16 Bores because it added US$2.50 to each rifle and men died because of him when the bores corroded and cartridges jammed tight.
He's the bastard who bombed North Vietnamese bridges instead of Paddy dikes which would have directly impacted the north's ability to feed itself, and sustain the war in Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam
he had this thing called Project 100K which put men who were below physical and mental minimums into uniform and many were killed
I read once a Vietnam vet tried to throw him off the cape cod ferry as shark bait
This was evident at the Potsdam conference. Truman mentioned something along the lines of new weapon/ technology that would change things in the East. Stalin didn't even twitch at the news as the communist sympathisers working on the Manhattan project had already told him everything.Uncle Joe knew only too well what was going on with Manhatten - there were more than enough left-leaning scientists on the project to keep him informed.