War Memories, WWII

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On a more serious positive note 🙂 LOL..(which happened in reality and in history by the way)..These photos are part of my trip down in southeast asia..of what was left from WWII..battery of canons, tunnels, barracks, ruins, canteen flasks etc…the whole island is a museum.

These “disappearing canons” were part of the fortifications done by us, Americans between 1922-1932 @ Batterry Geary and battery Crockett in Isla del Corregidor.

According to the war plan, these forts were supposed to be able to make a six-month stand. The fortifications were designed solely to beat off a seaborne attack. When our military planners realized that airplanes would one day render Fort Mills obsolete, the U.S. was restricted from improving the fortifications by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

Battery Geary was a battery of eight 13-ton, 12-inch mortars. This battery, when pinpointed by the Japanese, was subjected to heavy shelling. One direct hit by a 240-mm shell, which detonated the magazines of this battery in May 1942, proved to be the most crippling shot during the entire siege. This shelling tossed the mortars around, one to a distance of 150 yards (140 m), another was blown through three feet of reinforced concrete wall into the adjoining powder magazine of Battery Crockett. Large chunks of steel were blown as far as the Malinta Tunnel, killing 27 of the battery crew instantly. Also, one mortar still had a live round in its breech, and it was in the process of firing the shell when the magazine was hit.

Talk about the price of freedom.

The 45 star American flag was adopted after Utah became a US State. The flag went unchanged for 12 years, from July 4th, 1896 to July 3rd, 1908, when Oklahoma became a state.

“We shall not forget”. In honor of our fallen soldiers.

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    Dreth
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    I’ll forget. I’ll pee on their graves too.

    elzarcothepale
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    but- but why?

    Dreth
    Member

    What they did, or didn’t do, was their business. I’m not going to kiss ass to people I’ll never know. They died because they wanted to (or were told to, by their gov.), I’d rather pay my respects to a dead dog on the street.

    Also:

    Fuck patriotic shit.

    sutenvulf
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    Wow dude…No said you have to like them but you show them some fucking respect. These people went out there and looked after each other and our interests so you could sit here today in comfort and safety. They paid the ultimate sacrifice and so did their families. You know some people went to fight wars because it was the right thing to do to help those who couldn’t help themselves.

    Learn to appreciate what you have next time before you go opening your trap spilling trash everywhere.

    nyoki
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    @sutenvulf
    Not every person in the world loves America, WWWhatever or Americans. Maybe you should think before opening your trap and spilling trash out everywhere.

    turkey2u
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    Dreth, your a piece of shit to say that.
    Its immoral to even think that way about the deaths of all those americans…i cant believe that this is how they get treated by some people now..

    fucking disgusting.

    nyoki
    Member

    STFU, idiot.

    TheLotusEater725
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    Seriously nyokki? Seriously? I would have never expected this type of response from you. Here is a little history lesson for you since you seem to think this is a matter of whether or not people like america. Let’s start with germany. Most likely the Nazis wiped out 6,000,000 Jews, 250,000 Gypsies, 11,000,000 Slavs, and 220,000 homosexuals. They also “euthanized” 174,000 handicapped Germans. Then in repression, terrorism, reprisals, and other cold-blooded killings done to impose and maintain their rule throughout Europe, the Nazis murdered more millions including French, Dutch, Serbs, Slovenes, Czechs, and others. In total, they likely annihilated well… Read more »

    nyoki
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    I was defending Dreth. Not every non-American loves us, and the poster clearly assumed he was some sort of traitorous bastard. His were words of protest against the assumption, by Americans, that everything we did was absolutely morally superior to all other countries. All that said, I completely disagree w/ Dreth, but I don’t hate him for what he said. My father was drafted, fought in the Pacific Theatre, received a Silver Star and despised the war and much of what we did. I would not call my dead father immoral, fucking disgusting, piece of shit, and whatever else Dreth… Read more »

    TheLotusEater725
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    Alrite i sort of get what you are saying, but still i fail to see where you are getting this ” not every non american loves us” talking point from. I also fail to see what in the hell recent military campaigns have to do with a memorial to the second world war. I mean what should we have their instead? A memorial to Hideki Tojo and Hirohito? The guys who made a pact with adolf fucking hitler and benito musollini? The people who incited one of the most violent acts of war? You said your dad wasn’t too fond… Read more »

    Dreth
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    Not so much that is evil to do it, but that you expect respect from everyone, that you instantly think every single place on Earth has freedom of speech thanks to these guys as if it were an interstellar war. I can ACKNOWLEDGE they died, or were told to, for a certain cause. That also goes for DarkDsurion. If I’m gonna respect every Dick, Pedro and Hwang that have died in history for a noble cause I’d be weeping all day. They died, get over it. And what’s worse, unlike nyokki, you’ve failed to mention if you’re even related to… Read more »

    Zasz
    Member

    Don’t feed the troll

    Dreth
    Member

    I just have to wonder how better or worse off the world would be if USA hadn’t won WWII. Just how Jews shouldn’t use the Holocaust to get all butt-hurt and demand special treatment, you shouldn’t include yourself when you say “we fought” or “our soldiers”, nor should you expect MUCH LESS DEMAND respect from the rest of the world. BTW Why doesn’t anyone kiss up to the dead soldiers of other countries? Oh, just because USA arrived at the end to deliver a chair shot on Hitler’s face, like real WWE fashion, the rest of the debacle is pointless?… Read more »

    elzarcothepale
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    Stop being silly.
    I had a whole mess of discussion points typed up, but upon re-reading your posts, (where you quoted something no-one said, or alluded to?) I can’t believe there’s a point in trying to talk to you about this.
    So.
    Stop being silly.

    Dreth
    Member

    /stops

    RESPKT KNUCKLES 4 DED SOLDAZ

    WE LUV U 4EVER

    elzarcothepale
    Member

    you misspelled respek knuckles.

    DarkDsurion
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    Go read some alternative history, and have all your deep and meaningful questions answered. And yeah, people shouldn’t demand special treatment because of a past event, including racism, but it happens every day. It’s nothing short of idiotic to judge the whole from a minute part yet that happens every day too. Welcome to real life, enjoy your stay. I’m sure the Brits and the Russians and every-bloody-else have their own war memorials and guess what? I’m proud of what they accomplished in the name of freedom just as much as I’m proud of our own boys. But I’m an… Read more »

    deleted_user
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    the paint over the bullet holes ruins it



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