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--- Ed Evanhoe <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >> Here's a little World War II story to warm
> your cockles: The planned
> >amphibious invasion of Japan in 1945 was code-named
> "Operation Olympic." The
> >2nd Marine Division was given the "honor" of
> spearheading the first landings,
> >an attack that would include a total of 36
> divisions (hmmmm, how many
> >divisions at D-Day Normandy?). After D-Day+5 the
> planners make no mention of
> >the 2nd Marine Division in subsequent advances
> "because it was assumed that
> >by then the division would have been annihilated."
> And the do-gooders of the world fault the US for
> using the A-Bomb. I
> wonder how many of these same people would have been
> born if we had of
> invaded Japan and fought our way up the island
> chain? Estimates were a
> million plus casualties on our side alone and 30
> million Japanese. In
> other words, they didn't expect to take many
> prisoners, even among civilians.
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