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Just seen this at the cinema tonight  , I found it to be an excellent film , a real dedication to those brave guys who flew those planes 

I admit that I did not know a great deal about the battle , but I read up on it before seeing the film , it was one or those great battles that turn the tide of war

I grew up being fed my dads story which was in our Navy and commandos in WW2 , names like dunkirk , dieppe , salerno and Sicily were more known to me 

A cracking film,  respect to those American Airmen 

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Thanks for your review, and for your respect to the American Airmen.

Most people (especially the younger ones) do not appreciate how difficult and challenging it was for the USA to simultaneously fight on two fronts, the Japanese in the Pacific, and the Nazis/Fascists in North Africa and Europe.

The USA, the UK (and the Commonwealth nations) certainly pulled off a tremendous victory in that war. I hope that we can always maintain an alliance like that one, if and when it is ever needed again.

 

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Don't forget the Aussies. They played an important part also.:cheers:

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The sad part about wars is that if you can kill more soldiers than your enemy..you win. Meanwhile the constructors of it all sit in relative comfort while the battles rage. How fair is that?:facepalm_80_anim_gif: 

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There was an interesting documentary on recently which basically said that the war was won in the factories. The US just out produced everyone else.

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1 hour ago, Arizona Kid said:

The sad part about wars is that if you can kill more soldiers than your enemy..you win. Meanwhile the constructors of it all sit in relative comfort while the battles rage. How fair is that?:facepalm_80_anim_gif: 

Sometimes I think only veterans should be allowed to hold office and vote. I think unnecessary wars would thusly be avoided.

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2 hours ago, Arizona Kid said:

Don't forget the Aussies. They played an important part also.:cheers:

The Aussies are 'part of the Commonwealth of Nations' (mostly ex british colonies) so we were included in the previous post :thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, Gary D said:

There was an interesting documentary on recently which basically said that the war was won in the factories. The US just out produced everyone else.

Yes, I saw that series as well. The US had an enormous output which dwarfed anything the Axis powers could produce. 

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7 hours ago, Gary D said:

There was an interesting documentary on recently which basically said that the war was won in the factories. The US just out produced everyone else.

Prior to the war, a Japanese general toured the USA, and he knew that Japan would lose a war with the USA (if they ever had one) because he personally observed the American capability to out produce them and everyone else.

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4 hours ago, Jack D said:

Prior to the war, a Japanese general toured the USA, and he knew that Japan would lose a war with the USA (if they ever had one) because he personally observed the American capability to out produce them and everyone else.

Didn't the Japanese general say something like 'beware prodding the sleeping bear'?

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