The people who stormed the beaches of Normandy will always be the most bad ass people of all time.
@ToolOGT92, and you can't forget about the airborne team like this guy they also played a huge part and a lot of them died that day to
@ToolOGT92, Also the guys who fought at Stalingrad.
@Vance Stubbs, I have a feeling that you're Russian. I might be wrong, but it's just a feeling.
@TheGoodKingJeffrey, Stalingrad was one of the battles that changed the war, it was also the biggest battle in history.
@Whatucus Fvckus , I know that, but it's not really the first battle that comes to mind for Americans unless they studied World War 2 thoroughly.
@TheGoodKingJeffrey, as a Russian who lives in Canada I always wanted to see American perspectives on history: Could you please tell me your some of your thoughts on the Cold War, 80's, 70's, 60's and the 40's? Also could you tell me what you think of the Korean War and Japanese-Russo war and world war 1 and 2? I love history and it's much easier to understand and more intresting to learn about from another point of view. Thank you so much!
@Whatucus Fvckus , the Cold War is so complex that it's easiest to describe from each engagement. The Korean War really started the whole idea of these proxy wars that made up the Cold War. The Korean War was fought at the end of the pro-war era where we were getting out of our WW2 craze. Most people supported it I'd say. My grandfather was an Air Force Captain during that war. In the 60's, a new generation of people who were all about love and peace took over the youth and created a sort of quasi war between kids and their parents. The parents were very pro-establishment and pro-war when Vietnam came, but all of the kids (teens, 20's) were against it and tried to preach love. Many people though had to live under the constant threat of nuclear annihilation. I don't know much about the Japanese-Russo War, but I would like to learn more. It's not a war that is commonly covered in American schools. WW1 era America was extremely isolationist and it took a lot to get us in.
@TheGoodKingJeffrey, once America joined, the waves of fresh troops allowed France and Britain to push the Germans back to Berlin.
@TheGoodKingJeffrey, in WW2, we were really f'ed up on the whole conflict. We wanted to just fight Japan because they were our opponents in the Pacific and just let the Europeans fight it out. Pearl Harbor was probably the biggest mistake in Japanese history because that turned every single American into a war hungry beast who didn't give a shjt about what Hitler thought anymore. We came at them with everything we had and crippled their navy while deciding to also help Europe end the war. Once we were in invasion range of Japan, there was a big conflict. If you guys thought Normandy was bad, an invasion of Japan would be infinitely worse. We predicted at least 1 MILLION casualties just for the invasion. That is why we were forced to drop the bomb. Without it, the loss of life to military personnel would cripple our armed forces and be a tragedy.
@Whatucus Fvckus , I'm always way disappointed that our need to make ourselves look like the heroes got in the way of us learning cool things like how Denmark got 99% of their Jewish population into Sweden because they knew they couldn't stop the nazi invasion then ON TOP negotiated so that the Danish Jews who did get captured wouldn't be sent to the extermination camps and could receive care packages.
@Near521, are you saying that America isn't the hero in every situation we are involved in? (Abraham Lincoln and George Washington flying on bald eagles drop bombs of pure freedom on you and then they launch bacon fireworks to celebrate.)
To battle cancer.
@GrimIock, that made me laugh a wee bit too hard
@GrimIock, reference ID=110745
What If Our Birthmarks Are Showing Us How We Died In Our Previous Lives?
@The Corrector, then somehow, I was killed by a .22 bullet to the inside of my left index finger. Must've got infected or something...
Well, you could be battling cancer.
6 August 2014 #6August2014
I'll always be that badass because I'm Your Grandmas Tits
@Your Grandmas Tits, but did you battle Cancer?
@Magnamon, No, I'm going to guess there is a back story to this guy that I don't know about.
@Your Grandmas Tits, this guy was in WWII, but I think he was referring to pic 110745
@Your Grandmas Tits, I think this is George H Bush and he had done this every five years for the last few decades
@Madman in a Box, Old people doing cool things is awsome.
@Magnamon, breast cancer.... too soon??
To be fair, there were probably significantly less nazis the second time he did it. Still cool though.