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.
Chinese still hate the Japanese for what they did, even to this day.
US Soldiers crossing the Rhine under enemy fire
lighten dat mood bled init
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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
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
1st ID soldiers among the first wave taking cover behind hedgehogs on Omaha Beach.
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.
Ok then, I'll scan the photos and will have them up by tomorrow.
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.
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.
A helicopter pilot in Vietnam escaping his burning chopper.
very much related to the above
the pilot laying on the floor of the chopper died.
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.
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
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.
you have alot to learn
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.
very famous photo of an Israeli tank crossing the Suez during the Yom Kippur war (1973)
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