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DarkAutumn
08-24-2005, 06:49 AM
There's a United States' Library of Congress has a great program going called the Veterans History Project.

It's purpose is to collect stories from every conflict Americans have experienced: Everything from World Wars 1 & 2, Korea, Vietnam, through to modern conflicts like the Gulf War and Iraq War.

It's for soldiers, and for civilians who supported the war effort, to tell their stories so they won't be lost or forgotten.

This link is for a page of stories about VJ Day.
http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/vj-day.html

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For those more interested in why the Japanese had to be stopped, here's a few links on what the Japanese activities in the Second World War:

" The Hall is built in the 80's when a number of Japanese politicians claimed that the Massacre had never occurred and history textbooks were rewritten by the authority describing the Massacre as a minor incident. ...Instead, a number of Japanese politicians and writer's denied not just the Massacre but any of their wrong doings in the Second World War. They claimed that they had 'liberated' Asian peoples from Western colonialism. The Nanjing Massacre is one of their so-called "liberations"."

---A word of warning: There's an 'Exhibition Room and Movie Room" section on this page showing photos, etc of what happened. It's not pretty stuff.

http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/NanjingMassacre/NM.html

And for worse behaviour, spend some time looking up Unit 721 and Unit 100.
Unit 721 researched WMD's by using human guinea pigs in China.
Worse, they 'tested' biological weapons on the Chinese by releasing them onto the Chinese population. In combat zones. And in occupied territory.

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Before Pearl Harbour brought America officially into the war, there were Americans and Japanese killing each other.
I'm referring of course to the AVG: The American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Airforce, better known to history as the Flying Tigers.

This next link is to the official home page of that fighter squadron.
http://www.flyingtigersavg.com

DarkAutumn
08-24-2005, 06:49 AM
There's a United States' Library of Congress has a great program going called the Veterans History Project.

It's purpose is to collect stories from every conflict Americans have experienced: Everything from World Wars 1 & 2, Korea, Vietnam, through to modern conflicts like the Gulf War and Iraq War.

It's for soldiers, and for civilians who supported the war effort, to tell their stories so they won't be lost or forgotten.

This link is for a page of stories about VJ Day.
http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/vj-day.html

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For those more interested in why the Japanese had to be stopped, here's a few links on what the Japanese activities in the Second World War:

" The Hall is built in the 80's when a number of Japanese politicians claimed that the Massacre had never occurred and history textbooks were rewritten by the authority describing the Massacre as a minor incident. ...Instead, a number of Japanese politicians and writer's denied not just the Massacre but any of their wrong doings in the Second World War. They claimed that they had 'liberated' Asian peoples from Western colonialism. The Nanjing Massacre is one of their so-called "liberations"."

---A word of warning: There's an 'Exhibition Room and Movie Room" section on this page showing photos, etc of what happened. It's not pretty stuff.

http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/NanjingMassacre/NM.html

And for worse behaviour, spend some time looking up Unit 721 and Unit 100.
Unit 721 researched WMD's by using human guinea pigs in China.
Worse, they 'tested' biological weapons on the Chinese by releasing them onto the Chinese population. In combat zones. And in occupied territory.

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Before Pearl Harbour brought America officially into the war, there were Americans and Japanese killing each other.
I'm referring of course to the AVG: The American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Airforce, better known to history as the Flying Tigers.

This next link is to the official home page of that fighter squadron.
http://www.flyingtigersavg.com