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2020-10-10 -Short Attention Span Theater-
History Happy Hour Week 12: The Pacific (lengthy video)
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-10-10 05:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6468 views ]  Top

#1 This "Stephen Ambrose" view of history is so dated and lame. So many Youtubers doing a fantastically better job. They really get down into the weeds with the source material and discover new things all the time, than the boring old stories we heard a thousand times already.

For example, here's the story of Japan fighting Italy in the Pacific Theatre - sounds unlikely, but incredibly combat did occur between these two nations in 1943. You ain't gonna hear Ambrose and PBS covering this. Find out the full story here:

Posted by Muggsy Hapsburg5230 2020-10-10 07:38||   2020-10-10 07:38|| Front Page Top

#2 An ardent old Argie: "Bolivia?
We've fought them. Si, futbol! Some trivia:
I once in La Paz
Broke the peace for good cause,
Badly bruising an enemy tibia."
Posted by Snuting Gliper5287 2020-10-10 15:09||   2020-10-10 15:09|| Front Page Top

#3 The Fleet at Flood Tide, Hornfischer, is a great read.

Start with Neptune's Inferno, then Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.

Hampton Sides (Ghost Soldiers, fantastic) has a good book about Korea "On Desperate Ground" if you can get past the teenage girl hate he has about General McCarthur as seeded as his man crush for Kit Carson in "Blood and Thunder".
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-10 21:39||   2020-10-10 21:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Oh, and Thank You MH5230, very interesting.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-10 21:40||   2020-10-10 21:40|| Front Page Top

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