The Great Raid (2005 film) - Page 2 - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 12-30-2018, 07:52 PM
Nlmadog Nlmadog is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 513
I watched the movie this morning, fantastic!!.I will watch it again. Did not know anything about this monumental raid before this movie
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-30-2018, 08:38 PM
tractor tractor is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: NE FL
Posts: 1,371
Great book, underrated movie.
__________________
"Your other left........"

"That which you come by too easily, you value too lightly."
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-30-2018, 10:44 PM
dsk's Avatar
dsk dsk is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 70,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles68 View Post
I had my 13 yr old son watch it with me last night. He actually watched most of it, only occasionally messing with his phone. He's more interested in Fortnight than history but once I told him this is a true story he was really impressed. We did strike up an interesting conversation on the subject of surrender. Would you rather surrender to the Germans or Japanese?
I'd rather take my chances with the Germans. Unless you found yourself in the hands of the Waffen-SS you were normally treated reasonably well. The Japanese were like many east Asian cultures where allowing yourself to be captured alive by your enemy was considered treasonous to your own country and the family you supposedly swore to protect with your life. As a result they considered enemy soldiers who willingly surrendered to be despicable cowards unworthy of the care and attention normally given to a dog.

Perhaps the better question might be, would you rather surrender to the Japanese or the Russian Red Army?
__________________
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-01-2019, 06:43 AM
21/503 21/503 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsk View Post
... Perhaps the better question might be, would you rather surrender to the Japanese or the Russian Red Army?
Ironically I believe that Russian pilot (Major Roman Filipov) shot down in Syria took the only reasonable way out these days.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Viper_29 Viper_29 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,462
Bratt and Franco we're pretty good in this, really enjoyed it.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 06-18-2019, 04:36 PM
DubfromGa DubfromGa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Georgia
Age: 51
Posts: 3,581
Thanks, dsk.

Appreciate the recommendation.

I'm watching it right now.
__________________
Proud to be a Deplorable.....
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 06-18-2019, 06:36 PM
BryceGS BryceGS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: PacNW
Posts: 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by scw2 View Post
My father was on the invasion beach ship which was anchored near the shore during the Lingayen landing on January 9. 1945. The ship had recently come from the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Japanese had started using Kamikazes with some success just before this landing.
My Pappy was one of those that landed on that day. He was with the 25th ID. 125th Signal Corps.

Was going thru his boxes of army memorabilia and found this illustrated book done by a soldier of the 25th ID.

Let me know if any are interested and I'll work on scanning the entire book.

Threw in a pic of pops after getting back home summer of '45
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02147.JPG
Views:	9
Size:	2.92 MB
ID:	558182

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02148.JPG
Views:	9
Size:	2.92 MB
ID:	558184

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02149.JPG
Views:	7
Size:	2.99 MB
ID:	558186

Click image for larger version

Name:	Army Pic05142016.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	2.55 MB
ID:	558188
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 06-18-2019, 07:58 PM
DubfromGa DubfromGa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Georgia
Age: 51
Posts: 3,581
Quote:
Originally Posted by BryceGS View Post
My Pappy was one of those that landed on that day. He was with the 25th ID. 125th Signal Corps.

Was going thru his boxes of army memorabilia and found this illustrated book done by a soldier of the 25th ID.

Let me know if any are interested and I'll work on scanning the entire book.

Threw in a pic of pops after getting back home summer of '45
Attachment 558182

Attachment 558184

Attachment 558186

Attachment 558188


Outstanding !!!!!!!
__________________
Proud to be a Deplorable.....
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 06-18-2019, 08:10 PM
FN in MT FN in MT is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Craig, Montana
Posts: 1,653
Whoever mentioned the hatred the Filipinos have for the Japanese...My Dad was in the Philippines towards the end of the war. In a hospital mending from an appendectomy right after spending a month on Iwo Jima.

After he was well he had a ew weeks of simply hanging around and having some R&R.

The occasional Japanese soldier would come out of the jungle from time to time. IF detected by the Filipinos , it was basically a death sentence. My Dad mentioned that seeing a soldiers head on a fence post, with helmet, wasn't all that unusual.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 06-18-2019, 08:42 PM
HarryO45 HarryO45 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Home of the Infantry
Posts: 4,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by BryceGS View Post
My Pappy was one of those that landed on that day. He was with the 25th ID. 125th Signal Corps.

Was going thru his boxes of army memorabilia and found this illustrated book done by a soldier of the 25th ID.

Let me know if any are interested and I'll work on scanning the entire book.

Threw in a pic of pops after getting back home summer of '45
Attachment 558182

Attachment 558184

Attachment 558186

Attachment 558188
That is pretty awesome. Pappy was part of the original Tropic Lightning.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 06-18-2019, 08:43 PM
HarryO45 HarryO45 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Home of the Infantry
Posts: 4,743
Germans without a doubt
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 06-18-2019, 09:01 PM
HarryO45 HarryO45 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Home of the Infantry
Posts: 4,743
So weit die FŁŖe tragen

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsk View Post
or the Russian Red Army?
A good book...required reading by one of my mentors. They made it a movie, I canít speak to the movie havenít seen it.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 06-18-2019, 10:04 PM
Whit Whit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Baytown, Texas
Posts: 318
Unfortunately I didnít find out until he had passed, but a gentleman in my church was among the Rangers who liberated Cabantuan. He never mentioned his role in WWII. He is mentioned by name in the Ghost Soldiers. A kind, gentle Christian man who was a quiet hero. God bless Sgt. Manton Stewart.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:09 AM
Boge Boge is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Border
Posts: 3,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by hal copple View Post
...A failed POW rescue in late WWII was the Hammelberg attempt in Germany...

I think the only reason Patton wasn't "cashiered" for that debacle was that the war ended soon after.
__________________
"She had a Mount Rushmore t-shirt on, and those guys never looked so good. Especially Jefferson and Lincoln. Kind of bloated but happy."

Guy Noir, private eye.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-19-2019, 04:40 AM
Badd72 Badd72 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 134
Was a great movie.if not watched everyone should at least know about it. My nephew is a Ranger i told him to watch it.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 06-19-2019, 12:07 PM
USMM guy USMM guy is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rural VA
Posts: 21,915
I picked up a real epic a couple of years ago.

It was Tears in the darkness by Michael Norman, a Bataan death march survivor. Written with the assistance of his wife Elizabeth. Pretty amazing that this guy survived.

More recently I read Resolve by Bob Welch the account of a young soldier named Clay Connor Junior. Who went out into the jungle to survive as best he could during the Japanese occupation of the P. I.
this guys survival is about equally as amazing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved