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Rarely Seen WWII Japanese Surrender Footage

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http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vcnH_kF1zXc&feature=player_embedded

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  1. marleenna1959

    February 8th, 2013

    That’s the way to end a war. Is anyone taking notes?

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  2. KF

    February 8th, 2013

    I think winning a war is against the new rules of engagement.

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  3. KF

    February 8th, 2013

    That table was just a well disguised regular mess table that the sailors ate at every day.

    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.10920/

    Of course after the surrender documents were signed on it there wasn’t anything regular about it any more.

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  4. Bad Brad

    February 8th, 2013

    Ah come on. We are still sending them foreign aid. We built there technology/economy for them, and we are still responsible for protecting them. The Mouse that Roared. We’ve been really stupid for a long time.

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  5. Idea

    February 8th, 2013

    Could we get rid of the Obama regime this way?

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 8th, 2013

    What US naval vessel brought the Japanese surrender delegation from Yokohama to the USS Missouri?

    Hint: the ship was named for the skipper of the rigid airship Shenandoah and was a friend of General Billy Mitchell.

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  7. IOpian

    February 8th, 2013

    The day we ruled the world.

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  8. Blink

    February 8th, 2013

    Stranded – Interesting bit about the Shenandoah. During the storm that caused the crash the air ship touched down at points west and east of I77 near Caldwell, Ohio. The McDonalds restaurant at the Caldwell exit has a lot of pictures of the crash. A few miles east of town is Shenandoah High School.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 8th, 2013

    @Blink — Didn’t know that.

    By the way, the name of the Captain was Zachary Landsdowne. The Destroyer USS Landsdowne was named for him. She ferried the Japanese surrender delegation from Yokohama to the Missouri and back on September 2, 1945.

    Just after the proceedings ended, the clouds parted and hundreds of Allied planes filled the sky.

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  10. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 8th, 2013

    Credit goes to Fat Man and Little Boy. ;-)

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 8th, 2013

    Weird. I’m craving Ramen right now.

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  12. Unruly Refugee

    February 8th, 2013

    Always loved this footage. Japs learned how to stop being murderous assholes.
    MacArthur was a fine Arkansan. Bet you didn’t even know he was redneck.

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  13. scribble

    February 8th, 2013

    Someone send this video to obama. That idiot once talked about how Hirohito signed the surrender documents aboard the Missouri. Even in grade school during the ’60s I knew the emperor wasn’t aboard. It’s unsettling how ignorant obama is of American history.

    Also, one of the naval officers lined up in the background in the front row at 2:40 is John McCain’s dad.

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  14. scribble

    February 8th, 2013

    I have a special affinity for Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, who was handed one of the signature pens by MacArthur. During the war he became the Allied commander in the Philippines when MacArthur left for Australia. Because of my uncle’s actions during the Battle of Bataan, Gen. Wainwright awarded him the Silver Star. I have that award and its paperwork. Last time I was at Arlington National Cemetery I paid my respects to the General. He was the highest ranking POW in the Pacific.

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  15. scribble

    February 8th, 2013

    @FDR – progressives today think you’re giving credit to Gov. Christie and obama.

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  16. Unruly Refugee

    February 8th, 2013

    @scribble — Silver Star, that’s great!

    My dad lost a close family friend in the Bataan death march. They named a street after him on the Winnebago Indian reservation.

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  17. scribble

    February 8th, 2013

    @Unruly – I’ve always been extremely proud of my uncle, as is the rest of the family. He was a great guy. Because my uncle lost his leg during the war, he wasn’t on the Bataan Death March. The Japanese kept him locked up in Bilibid prison in Manila for 3 years. He weighed 90 pounds (6’2″) when he was liberated by American troops. Losing his leg probably saved his life. The Bataan Death March was brutal and those that survived it were in for even more hell. Your dad’s friend is an American hero. God bless him.

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  18. Unruly Refugee

    February 8th, 2013

    Thanks Scribble, your uncle is a hero too, he gave a lot for his country.

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  19. Michael Haltman

    February 8th, 2013

    Today they would have had to name it something other than a surrender table so as not to offend the Japanese.

    But given the same scenario Obama never would have done what needed to be done to end the war. He would have relied on sanctions and diplomacy and as in Benghazi he would have slept through the night.

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  20. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 8th, 2013

    Here’s “Professor” Obama, now Liar-in-Chief, Idiot-in-Chief, rewriting WWII history.

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  21. Corona

    February 8th, 2013

    “Rarely Seen WWII Japanese Surrender Monkeys”

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  22. sig94

    February 8th, 2013

    That’s how to end a war indeed. Notice how the newsreel started with all those jingoistic images of American military might? Nowadays Obama’s victory newsreel would start with pictures of prancing unicorns, parading illegals on welfare and columns of Prius’s filled with faggots.

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  23. scribble

    February 8th, 2013

    @Dan – Good find! obama is an idiot. And the only victories obama cares about are his reelection victories.

    (No wonder obama doesn’t start his day until 10a – he has to get his eye shadow just right.)

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