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Richard Palm (PAO)
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Re: Japanese Surrender [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #408741 - 05/10/15 01:51 AM

The video that is usually shown is only an excerpt. This is the first time I've seen the complete newsreel. Thanks for the link!

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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: Japanese Surrender [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #408761 - 05/10/15 03:28 PM

I've also learned that my midshipman battleship, USS Wisconsin, was much closer for the surrender ceremony. But, you know which State our President was from -thus a different BB and perhaps a delay of one day?

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Tom Charlton
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Re: Japanese Surrender [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #408808 - 05/11/15 10:50 AM

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Anne posted:
Here is a film. You can hear MacArthur's voice on it.
It is a 'must see' for the WWII history buff or anyone interested in history.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/vcnH_kF1zXc


Hi Anne,
Thanks for posting that. That was a singularly amazing event. No fanfare, just git-r-done. Must ‘a been some humiliating, humble pie for the Japanese contingent. Too bad. An obscene number of people perished to get to that point.
I wonder if that uncomfortable part of history is glossed over to any extent in the elementary education of Japanese school children. Seems that’s what’s happening in Germany and perhaps elsewhere?

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Tom Charlton

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Japanese Surrender [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #408810 - 05/11/15 11:11 AM

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Seems that’s what’s happening in Germany and perhaps elsewhere?



On our visit to Hitler's mountaintop chalet (known in Germany as the Kehlsteinhaus and as the Eagle's Nest everywhere else), we found the tour guides were entirely upfront.

But that attitude is not universal. They have a problem with people called Hitlerpilger (Hitler pilgrims) who walk up the hiking trail during the night and leave flowers and love notes on the remains of his main house, the Berghof...first thing the caretakers do in the morning is to remove them.

More recently I heard there was a convention hotel being built on the Berghof site.

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Russell Holton
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Re: Japanese Surrender [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #408820 - 05/11/15 01:33 PM

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I wonder if that uncomfortable part of history is glossed over to any extent in the elementary education of Japanese school children. Seems that’s what’s happening in Germany and perhaps elsewhere?




Maybe. It wouldn't surprise me. They're having difficulty coming to terms with pressing women into service as "comfort women" (prostitutes for the military) during the war.

The Prime Minister can't attend a war memorial without creating political problems.


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