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as a hospital ship under the protection of the Red Cross,
Awa Maru was torpedoed by USS Queenfish, killing all
but one of 2,004 people aboard.
This was generally believed and has been repeated in
many publications. But this is before
THE REST OF THE STORY!
The book is
at once a novelized history of WWII in the Pacific,
a love story, and a poignant story of humanity in
a world gone mad.
Editor's picks from the web 05/21/2017
John Kerry recently
This is not new BUT
a subject that some people keep wringing their hands over.
No one explains it better than Victor. Read the whole article
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The Horrors of
Hiroshima in Context
Victor Davis Hanson Posted: Apr 21, 2016 12:01 AM
"The horrific bombings are inexplicable without examining
the context in which they occurred."
In 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt
and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill insisted on the
unconditional surrender of Axis aggressors. The bomb was originally
envisioned as a way to force the Axis leader, Nazi Germany,
to cease fighting. But the Third Reich had already collapsed
by July 1945 when the bomb was ready for use, leaving Imperial
Japan as the sole surviving Axis target." continue
For more on the subject see:
Emperor's Reluctant Warrior
Invasion Not Found in the History Books"
Trinity, "The Destroyer of Worlds"
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This site includes hundreds of first hand stories, thousands of
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A series of
memoirs compiled from his letters home.
1. The Legends, Page 1 -- Legends
Page 2 -- Sightings
Page 1 -- Sightings
Page 2 -- Sightings
Page 3 How the Kilroy Was Here legends started from the most
likely to the most whimsical. Sightings of Kilroy Was Here which
2. The Foreword and Dedication -- The
American GI -- Who we are and what are we doing here?
Volume 3. "The Way We Were" Stories from individuals
during the war years. These stories are sometimes heroic,
sometimes funny, poignant, or simply memories that must
not be forgotten. This Volume has two sub sections:
In Harm's Way,
Page 1 -- Page
2 --Stories from the front like: "About D-day
plus 5 on Saipan, I was watching for Japanese soldiers
along the beach who were sneaking in to give directions
for artillery fire. I was sitting in the turret of an
armored Amphib. About 2300 I saw the faint outline of
what appeared to be a Marine walking along the beach.
There was no moon and the only light was from a fire burning
about one hundred yards away. Japanese soldiers had a
habit of wearing U.S. Marine helmets and carrying M1's
when they could find them. In the dark they were hard
to identify by a silhouette. When the guy got within 50
feet, I asked the usual "Who goes there?". The
answer came back in perfect English, "ITS ME, GI
JOE. A MARINE LIKE YOU." So I aimed about 8 inches
below the outline of his helmet and shot. The next morning
there was one dead Japanese officer in the sand. I never
heard of a Marine calling himself G I Joe. I don't think
I ever will.
Home Front, Page 1
Many wonderful stories about life at home during the war.
One, a lovely, privileged debutante who rolled up her
sleeves and joined the war effort. Another, a beautiful
widow who struggled through it alone. Several more, for
example, a child's reaction to the Blitz in London.
4. The Places, Page 1
2 -- What's left of the places that played a large
role in WWII or Korea. Some are still there while
some are just ruins. One is the German POW camp in
Clinton MS (near Jackson). "The good people in
Clinton and Jackson, MS just couldn't give up their
Southern hospitality long enough to run a proper prisoner
of war camp! Read this wonderful story of a POW camp
so good that the German prisoners come back for reunions!"
5. Miscellany, Page 1 -- Page
2 --This is some of the sidebars to that history. It
includes Gremlins and Foo Fighters as well as book reviews
and even Lena the Hyena
6. "The Rest of the Story" Page 1." Inspiring
and unique stories of the war years. You have probably been
sent some of these via e-mail. Many have been picked up
and sent around by people who were moved by them. Gordon
Sinclair's "The Americans" or, believe it or not,
when the US mainland was bombed by the Japanese. I don't
mean balloon bombs or shelling by a submarine, but actually
bombed from an enemy aircraft.
Volume 7. Letters to the editor Page
1 -- Page
Volume 7, Searches Page
1 - Page 2
8. Research Area. Awards -- Veterans Info Finder --
WWII Sites -- Korean War Sites -- Miscellaneous and Organizations
-- Commercial -- The place for serious
historians. It includes Awards and links to historic sites
you might not find on the search engines.
9 Tributes, Page 1 -- page
2 -- Second person stories and tributes to those who
shouldn't be forgotten. One, a young man who remembered
stories his father told him of New Guinea. He went back
and found the places and tells the incredible stories again.
10. Timeline of WWII and Korea. Major events with Kilroy
Was Here stories to put them in perspective.
11. Is the Guest Book
. . . Now's your chance
to write on HIS wall!
Volume 12. Searches, Page
1 -- Page 2 --
Where people post search for friends and relatives. If you are interested
in any particular subject there is a site search engine on all the
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