1. Post #1801
    Dennab
    September 2011
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  2. Post #1802
    On the subject of nanking, theres an movie that tells the story pretty well, it's called "The city of life and death". It's worth watching.
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  3. Post #1803
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    April 2005
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    footage of victims of nanking
    Fuck me, just reading that thumbnail makes me not want to even watch that.
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  4. Post #1804
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    Chinese still hate the Japanese for what they did, even to this day.
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  5. Post #1805
    Chinese still hate the Japanese for what they did, even to this day.
    can't really blame them.
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  6. Post #1806
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    February 2009
    25,325 Posts
    can't really blame them.
    Given that majority of those who committed those atrocities are dead and the rest are so elderly that they'll be the same by the end of the decade, there's no reason to hate a country for a war that it did 70 some years ago.
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  7. Post #1807
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    September 2009
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    US Soldiers crossing the Rhine under enemy fire
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  8. Post #1808
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    March 2010
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    US Soldiers crossing the Rhine under enemy fire
    Wow, those guys climbing onboard. They look terrified.

    I love it when photos capture emotions like this. It can tell us alot about history.
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  9. Post #1809
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    Given that majority of those who committed those atrocities are dead and the rest are so elderly that they'll be the same by the end of the decade, there's no reason to hate a country for a war that it did 70 some years ago.
    It's the same reason everyone still hates Germany.
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  10. Post #1810
    Absolute tosser, manchild, and belligerent douche-nozzle.
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    It's the same reason everyone still hates Germany.
    Everyone doesn't... I don't know anyone that hates Germany... Besides the obligatory WW2 joke when you meet a German
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  11. Post #1811
    xxBeASTxx's Avatar
    August 2012
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    lighten dat mood bled init

    (User was banned for this post ("Shitpost" - Ninja101))
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  12. Post #1812
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    July 2009
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    It's the same reason everyone still hates Germany.
    Pretty much only Poland hates Germany, 21 Century countries on the other aren't that stupid.
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  13. Post #1813
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    December 2009
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    Not really "world shaking" but this entire story involving James Holmes has been pretty popular throughout the US these past few weeks

    On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, United States, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The sole suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later.



    Below: The door Holmes entered and then exited through after the attack


    Yes this is quite late btw
    It took me this long to view the rest of the thread
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  14. Post #1814
    Given that majority of those who committed those atrocities are dead and the rest are so elderly that they'll be the same by the end of the decade, there's no reason to hate a country for a war that it did 70 some years ago.
    True, My grandfather was a ranger in the pacific and my uncles have told me some stories from his service that would make you cry. I never understood his hatred for the japanese, even after the war, until I heard his stories. I got a few of his photos, would anyone mind if I posted them here along with a few stories?
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  15. Post #1815
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    September 2009
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    1st ID soldiers among the first wave taking cover behind hedgehogs on Omaha Beach.

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    Soviet political officer Alexey Yeremenko encouraging his men to counterattack German positions Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. He was killed seconds after this photo was taken. The subject was identified 23 years later by his wife and children when they saw this photo on a magazine commemorating the victory in Europe.
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  16. Post #1816
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    November 2011
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    True, My grandfather was a ranger in the pacific and my uncles have told me some stories from his service that would make you cry. I never understood his hatred for the japanese, even after the war, until I heard his stories. I got a few of his photos, would anyone mind if I posted them here along with a few stories?
    Please do so. I'd love to see the pictures and hear the stories.
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  17. Post #1817
    Ok then, I'll scan the photos and will have them up by tomorrow.
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  18. Post #1818
    yuper11's Avatar
    August 2009
    800 Posts
    Man I don't know why I keep coming back here, everytime I do I get mortified and find myself shaken for a few days after.
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  19. Post #1819
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    July 2010
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    True, My grandfather was a ranger in the pacific and my uncles have told me some stories from his service that would make you cry. I never understood his hatred for the japanese, even after the war, until I heard his stories. I got a few of his photos, would anyone mind if I posted them here along with a few stories?
    Reminds me of a veteran I met at The Shrine (War memorial in Melbourne, Aus). He was captured early in the war, and was in Japanese prison camps the whole war. He said the living conditions at the Japanese POW camps were "indescribable."
    He also said that at the POW camp he was in at the end of the war, he could see and feel the heat of the nuclear bombs on either Hiroshima or Nagasaki, can't remember which one it was.

    One funny thing he told me about, is that he and his mates would call one Japanese officer "Fucking Jap", and the officer thought they were saying good things about him.


    I'm glad I met him.

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    Soviet political officer Alexey Yeremenko encouraging his men to counterattack German positions Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. He was killed seconds after this photo was taken. The subject was identified 23 years later by his wife and children when they saw this photo on a magazine commemorating the victory in Europe.
    I love this image so much. Shows the bravery of soldiers very well.
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  20. Post #1820
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    November 2011
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    A helicopter pilot in Vietnam escaping his burning chopper.
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  21. Post #1821
    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    very much related to the above

    Edited:

    the pilot laying on the floor of the chopper died.
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    October 2011
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    very much related to the above

    Edited:

    the pilot laying on the floor of the chopper died.

    I actually have that magazine at home, if I had a scanner id upload the article.
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  23. Post #1823
    Mr Shadyface's Avatar
    July 2010
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    I find it kinda hard to feel sorry for Americans who died in Vietnam. I mean, i'm not up on your history, so if I'm wrong please correct me...but it's kinda like feeling sorry for the Germans that died in Stalingrad.
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  24. Post #1824
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    How about fuck you?

    Irregardless of what the war was about, we sent them to that country, many of them conscripts. Hell, I'm Australian and we sent people there too. 500 paid the price, 50,000 Americans did too.

    Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yea, fuck you
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  25. Post #1825
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    I find it kinda hard to feel sorry for Americans who died in Vietnam. I mean, i'm not up on your history, so if I'm wrong please correct me...but it's kinda like feeling sorry for the Germans that died in Stalingrad.
    Conscription and drafts bro. Half of them didn't even want to go.
    Don't get me wrong, I think that the vietnam war was stupid and useless, but I think your post is also fucking stupid.

    Also realise that Germans fucking hated fighting in Stalingrad.
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  26. Post #1826
    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    I find it kinda hard to feel sorry for Americans who died in Vietnam. I mean, i'm not up on your history, so if I'm wrong please correct me...but it's kinda like feeling sorry for the Germans that died in Stalingrad.
    what the fuck?
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  27. Post #1827
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    Dennab
    May 2006
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    How about fuck you?

    Irregardless of what the war was about, we sent them to that country, many of them conscripts. Hell, I'm Australian and we sent people there too. 500 paid the price, 50,000 Americans did too.

    Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yea, fuck you
    irregardless aint a word
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  28. Post #1828
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    July 2010
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    Conscription and drafts bro. Half of them didn't even want to go.
    Don't get me wrong, I think that the vietnam war was stupid and useless, but I think your post is also fucking stupid.

    Also realise that Germans fucking hated fighting in Stalingrad.
    See know I didn't know America used conscription at the time. I was under the impression they all went willingly.

    So yes. poor fucking bastards. War is hell.
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  29. Post #1829
    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    you have alot to learn
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  30. Post #1830
    irregardless aint a word
    it is now
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  31. Post #1831
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    September 2009
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    It still baffles me that we can have a functioning military without any conscription at all. Just the fact there are enough people willing to give their life for their country for said country to be safe just seems weird to me.
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  32. Post #1832
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    I find it kinda hard to feel sorry for Americans who died in Vietnam. I mean, i'm not up on your history, so if I'm wrong please correct me...but it's kinda like feeling sorry for the Germans that died in Stalingrad.
    Why don't you feel sorry for the Germans who died in Stalingrad? They didn't want to be there, hell most of them weren't even Nazi's, they had to go, just caught up in the whole thing.
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  33. Post #1833
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    May 2011
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    It still baffles me that we can have a functioning military without any conscription at all. Just the fact there are enough people willing to give their life for their country for said country to be safe just seems weird to me.
    Take the number of deployed soldiers againt the amount of injured/dead soldiers and you will see you have very good odds of living, it is a job for when you need money, need something important in your life, or want to see the world.
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  34. Post #1834
    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    Why don't you feel sorry for the Germans who died in Stalingrad? They didn't want to be there, hell most of them weren't even Nazi's, they had to go, just caught up in the whole thing.
    and that is why he is stupid and received many boxes to put his posts in
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  35. Post #1835
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    August 2009
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    It still baffles me that we can have a functioning military without any conscription at all. Just the fact there are enough people willing to give their life for their country for said country to be safe just seems weird to me.
    Not always true, Israel for example pretty much requires mandatory military service if it is going to survive (for now). While it can be argued that they are as much the aggressors as their neighbors it's not really their fault that every country around them want's them gone and never wanted them there in the first place.



    very famous photo of an Israeli tank crossing the Suez during the Yom Kippur war (1973)
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  36. Post #1836
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    Not always true, Israel for example pretty much requires mandatory military service if it is going to survive (for now). While it can be argued that they are as much the aggressors as their neighbors it's not really their fault that every country around them want's them gone and never wanted them there in the first place.
    Israel shouldn't be there.
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  37. Post #1837
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    June 2010
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    Israel shouldn't be there.
    Well too bad it is.
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  38. Post #1838
    I find it kinda hard to feel sorry for Americans who died in Vietnam. I mean, i'm not up on your history, so if I'm wrong please correct me...but it's kinda like feeling sorry for the Germans that died in Stalingrad.
    You should feel bad for all the men who died in stalingrad, the majority of which didn't believe in the ideologies of the nation that they were fighting for, just that they were fighting for their homelands.
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  39. Post #1839
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    September 2009
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    You should feel bad for all the men who died in stalingrad, the majority of which didn't believe in the ideologies of the nation that they were fighting for, just that they were fighting for their homelands.
    Yeah, most German soldiers weren't nazis, they just thought they were fighting for a good cause, just like the German people thought it would be a good idea to elect Hitler as chancellor.
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  40. Post #1840
    Akito8's Avatar
    December 2009
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Chubbuck

    Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter who committed suicide during a live television broadcast.


    Again, not exactly world shaking, but I believe she was the first to commit suicide on live TV

    just imagine how disturbing it'd be if you were watching the news at that time..


    Does anyone have the original video of the broadcast?
    I wasn't able to find it on liveleaks or anywhere else
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