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    Default 82 years since attack on Pearl Harbor

    live out your imagination , not your history.

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    Default Re: 82 years since attack on Pearl Harbor

    Crazy to think that WW2 is slipping fast from living memory. As a child I had relatives who were still of working age who had served in that one as well as two elderly gents who survived the great war with one having been at Delville Wood.

    I had no idea how priveliged I was to have them tell me a little of what they experienced.

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    I watched a doccie yesterday where they state that the first shot taken in anger, in the battle of the pacific, was from the US Navy. They sank a Japanese mini submarine 1 hour prior to the Arial attack.

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    Default Re: 82 years since attack on Pearl Harbor

    Quote Originally Posted by killzone View Post
    I watched a doccie yesterday where they state that the first shot taken in anger, in the battle of the pacific, was from the US Navy. They sank a Japanese mini submarine 1 hour prior to the Arial attack.
    Yip. That was one of the many bits of information they failed to stitch together and turn into actionable intelligence. Had they been able to do so and minimised their losses Japan may have been stopped a few years earlier than it was.

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    Absolutely 😔

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    Default Re: 82 years since attack on Pearl Harbor

    Overheard during a financial meeting.

    Japan: ' Is a lot of zero's a good or bad thing?"

    USA: "It purely depends on the position of the zero"s."

    Japan: "What do you mean, it purely depends on the position of the zero"s?"

    USA: 'Let me explain, take 200 zero's for example. 200 zero's in front of the decimal in your bank balance is a very good thing. Do you understand?"

    Japan: Yes, so when is 200 zero's a bad thing?"

    USA: "200 zero's above Pearl Harbour is a very bad thing.

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