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HBS Guy

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A lot of my questions have been discussed in the other boards, LOL!

You will have heard of the battle.

Where was the “high water mark” of the confederacy?
 

Shellandshilo1956

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A lot of my questions have been discussed in the other boards, LOL!

You will have heard of the battle.

Where was the “high water mark” of the confederacy?

It is at Cemetery Ridge near Gettysburg. It is a memorial tablet, that represents the furthest point reached by Gen. Pickett's Army(Confederate) againsts Gen. Meads Army(Union). On the final attack, and on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg. I have been on the tour twice. Also, Pickett's army did not charge. It was over 80 degrees at the time. They walked in formation, like idiots.
 

HBS Guy

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Yeah, just in of the stone wall there. BrigGen Armistead and a few Confederate soldiers got over the wall, Armistead was shot and died not long afterwards.

Shoulder to shoulder meant great targets for shells but there was no choice—in these pre-radio days no other way for officers to control their men.

Remarkably, despite having observers there, the Brits learned nothing about trench warfare, leading to horrific casualties in WWI
 

Shellandshilo1956

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Iwo Jima?
Good guess, and close. But I did say the LAST and bloodiest battle of WW2. Iwo Jima was truly a bloody battle, and the only battle where more Americans soldiers were killed than the Japanese. But it was NOT the final major battle of WW2 for the US. Iwo Jima started in Feb, and lasted for 5 weeks(26,000 casualties). This battle took place in April, and lasted for almost 12 weeks.

Also, I meant the bloodiest, and last battle for American troops. Hope this helps. Hint
 

Shellandshilo1956

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Quadal Canal ? why does that come to mind. Guam..hmm OH well
Also close. The battle of Guadalcanal was actually the first major and decisive victory by the Allies in the Pacific. It was also the first major naval defeat in the pacific by the Allies. But the Battle of Guadalcanal happened almost 3 years before this battle. The Japanese lost over 2/3rds of their army, and the Allies lost less than 1/30th of theirs.

Nor was it Guam. Which took the Americans almost 2 and a half years to take back from the Japanese.

No takers for Clark's middle name?
 

HBS Guy

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Gawd, I think I last read a Superman comic in 1957 (was staying with friends of the family while my youngest sister was being born.) As was usual, Mum stayed in hospital for a week or so after the birth. Was never that much into comics.
 

Shellandshilo1956

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Gawd, I think I last read a Superman comic in 1957 (was staying with friends of the family while my youngest sister was being born.) As was usual, Mum stayed in hospital for a week or so after the birth. Was never that much into comics.
Almost 50 of the top billion dollar plus grossing movies of all times, are based entirely on comic books. I actually learned to read, because of comic books. Clark Kent's middle name is Joseph. Named after his adopted earth father, Joseph Kent.

You are correct. It was the bloodiest and largest battle in the Pacific. This battle was so costly for Americans, that it made many question attacking mainland Japan. It was also the battle that inspired the movie "Hacksaw Ridge", about the medic Desmond Doss. Fortunately Gen. Buckner, responsible for wasting thousands of lives, was also killed for his stupidity by artillery fire there.

 
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Shellandshilo1956

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It was the humanitarian efforts made by the air force, to supply food and clothing to the starving people, in one of the german occupied Nordic countries. Not sure which. Either Sweden or Norway. Even though both had declared their neutrality to the war.

Japs didn’t care about their soldiers lives, did they?
No more so than many of our generals did. Did you know that tens of thousands of Japanese soldiers were still fighting, or refusing to surrender, up until 1948? Almost 3 years after the war.
 

HBS Guy

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BINGO!

Holland it was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_Manna_and_Chowhound

Due to the failure of Market Garden North and South Holland and Friesland etc to Germany will still occupied by the Germans who were shipping anything not nailed down to the Vaterland.

My mother for one was actually and physically starving.

There is a tile in the kitchen that is coming to Tassie with me:
Voedsel, Frede, Freiheit! (Food, Peace, Freedom) and a mother and her little child waving to the bombers dropping food parcels.
 
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