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Old 05-25-2010, 10:07 AM
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These were sent to me by a relative, there are over 100 shots, but very nice ones for sure.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/03/18/captured-blog-the-pacific-and-adjacent-theaters/
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:23 AM
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UNBELIEVABLE photos... Thanks for posting this link!

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Fantastic pictures! And such a sad slice of history. I've often wondered if the United States would have the conviction to fight a war like that today.
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Doubtful, I hate to say...

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:29 PM
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Awesome pics,good week to post them also. Remember them this Memorial Day.
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Awesome pics,good week to post them also. Remember them this Memorial Day.

My dad enlisted cause of Pearl harbor and was at many of the places you see in the photos. He never spoke much of the action he was involved in, it took a long time to understand why.

We lost many good men and women during that war, we cannot forget.
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Ironic how the first four, and final four pictures are of Battleships, with absolutely none in between. When looking at the Pearl Harbor pics, I'm reminded that Nagumo's carrier force would be on the bottom of the ocean within 6 months, along with almost all the pilots that participated in the raid. For six months Japan could do no wrong, and in 5 minutes a group of American Dive Bombers changed the course of the war.

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The muslim in the White House won't be around for any commemorative celebrations. He's on another vacation, but he'll be back for a concert.
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Originally Posted by llord View Post
Awesome pics,good week to post them also. Remember them this Memorial Day.
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WOW. Thanks for sharing these treasures
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Great pics! 60 some odd years ago
a generation of Americans I believe,
did indeed save the world!
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In 1952 this sailor stood on the exact spot where the A-bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

No way to describe my feelings knowing that 70,000 people died immediately and 70,000 more died from wounds. For many days after that visit I felt a sadness in my heart.

Using the two A-bombs, and the surrender they prompted, saved many thousand lives of US servicemen for not having to invade Japan.

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Very good pictures some never seen before , if it is not off topic here's a link to a video of the brave pilots returning to the carriers, some in color

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offPOXUAf44

Hope you like it
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Originally Posted by antiguogrumete View Post
Very good pictures some never seen before , if it is not off topic here's a link to a video of the brave pilots returning to the carriers, some in color

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offPOXUAf44

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Some great video there, tnx. For this weekend, as a great movie to play in the background of your cookouts, can I recommend "Midway". I know we've all seen it, but what a great movie. You know it's great 'cause the film critics hated it. An all star cast of Great Americans (even the Japanese Americans ), my favorite is Hank Fonda as Nimitz. It is exactly as I pictured him. Remember the line, "I want that fourth carrier"....

Have a Great Memorial Day everybody.
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Great movie!

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