Tag: Allies

Allied War, Betrayal and Savagery in South-East Asia

‘A long line of such incidents parades before my mind: the story of our Marines firing on unarmed Japanese survivors who swam ashore on the beach at Midway. The accounts of our machine-gunning prisoners on a Hollandia airstrip; of the Australians pushing captured Japanese soldiers out of transport planes which were taking them south over the New Guinea mountains (the Aussies reported them as committing hara-kiri or ‘resisting’‘).

Band of Brothers Savaged by Critics

On its release, Stevie Spielberg’s Band of Brothers movie came under fire and received numerous direct hits fired by credible critics. Still living British World War Two veterans and military historians supported the objections. Many of the lurid claims made in the movie were denounced as ‘a fantasy, a total travesty from beginning to end, a pack of lies and a vainglorious re-writing of history.’

The largest city in the world located above the Arctic Circle

Murmansk was completely destroyed during World War II. In terms of the number of German bombs dropped per square meter, it is second only to Stalingrad. Located on the coast of the cold Barents Sea, Murmansk serves today as the main northern gateway of Russia. One of the country’s largest ports, through which it conducts regular trade with the rest of the world, is located here.