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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    remember the first scene of Saving Private Ryan ? that was one of them.

    There are those giant coastal guns around, huge bunkers still well maintained.
    Long before "Saving Private Ryan", we had the classic 1962 "Longest Day" in b & w. Alot of famous actors and even singers acted in it. They included Paul Anka, Richard Burton, John Wayne, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Richard Mitchum, etc. I watched it more than 10 times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    actually, if they had guess correctly the attack will come from northwest and know the japs were running out of ammo and fuel...
    Somehow General Arthur Percival also think they have superior number. Only ignorant British commander can assume all these misinformations, which lead to sunking of Z force to letting the Japanese landing in southern Thailand and northern Malaysia to not using tanks on the battlefront and of course surrendering to lesser force that running out of supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Long before "Saving Private Ryan", we had the classic 1962 "Longest Day" in b & w. Alot of famous actors and even singers acted in it. They included Paul Anka, Richard Burton, John Wayne, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Richard Mitchum, etc. I watched it more than 10 times!
    I have the "Longest Days" in Technocolor

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott View Post
    Somehow General Arthur Percival also think they have superior number. Only ignorant British commander can assume all these misinformations, which lead to sunking of Z force to letting the Japanese landing in southern Thailand and northern Malaysia to not using tanks on the battlefront and of course surrendering to lesser force that running out of supply.
    Actually, the British forces wanted to implement Ops Matador a plan involving engaging the Japanese in Thailand which was neutral at that time. That was shelved as doing so would infringe on the sovereignty of Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott View Post
    I have the "Longest Days" in Technocolor
    I saw the color version only once over a Malaysian TV channel many years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    Yep. And while at it, I am sure they will bring you to the memorial site where the dead of D-day are buried.

    Excellent trip for the war buffs... I unfortunately don't have the $ to make a europe holiday happen yet.
    Dun forget the US Ranger's Point du Hoc memorial site. I sure that a $ making site

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Actually, the British forces wanted to implement Ops Matador a plan involving engaging the Japanese in Thailand which was neutral at that time. That was shelved as doing so would infringe on the sovereignty of Thailand.
    Which they should, but the common thinking among commonwealth troops and commander is that Japanese troops are poorly trained and too short to fight properly.

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    Also, morale was low.

    The 3rd Div Imperial Army was far smaller in size compared to the Commonwealth Forces but their morale ran so high, their unity was so strong and coupled with an extremely powerful faith (thanks to the politicians in the Diet) overwhelmed the Commonwealth Forces.

    There's nothing more powerful in a war than morale, faith and spirit. And most of the Japanese troops I believe, had these teachings of 'service to the Emperor' innoculated since young. Such things dun happen overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger View Post
    Hello my fellow CSers

    Just to check if anyone of you have been to any historical battle scence before ?

    Places like
    1) Normany/Omaha beaches
    2) Pearl harbour
    3) Stalingrad [Present name today is call Volgograd]
    4) Kursh
    5) Midway Islands
    6) Iwo Jima
    7) Okinawa
    8) Or any other ancient battle sites

    Thinking of going this places.
    Been to Omaha Beaches, Normandy in Oct 1998. Also been to Le Harve and Dieppe (same year)where I think is where the Canadian forces landed.

    Visited Pearl Harbour in March, 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanqiang1011 View Post
    No money to go...

    Pasir Panjang and old Ford factory counted?

    Oh yes, thanks for infor.

    Is Ford Factory an private area or open to public ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger View Post
    Oh yes, thanks for infor.

    Is Ford Factory an private area or open to public ?
    It is open to public, it a war memorial site. Here the details: http://www.nhb.gov.sg/MCC/VisitorInfo/MOFF/

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    where do i read up more on WARs?
    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Actually, the British forces wanted to implement Ops Matador a plan involving engaging the Japanese in Thailand which was neutral at that time. That was shelved as doing so would infringe on the sovereignty of Thailand.
    if only, they went in and capture the coasts of southern thailand and maybe even proceed to take some of indochina, i am sure the japs will retreat for a while, becos they cannot move far without those airbases in indochina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott View Post
    Somehow General Arthur Percival also think they have superior number. Only ignorant British commander can assume all these misinformations, which lead to sunking of Z force to letting the Japanese landing in southern Thailand and northern Malaysia to not using tanks on the battlefront and of course surrendering to lesser force that running out of supply.
    Force Z ; battleship Prince of Wales, battlecruiser Repulse, and the four destroyers HMS Electra, HMS Express, HMS Encounter, and HMS Jupiter, arrived at Singapore on 2 December, 1941. The new carrier, Indomitable was allocated to Force Z but she had run aground in the entrance to Kingston harbour on November 3, 1941.

    If only, Indomitable was with them at south china sea, situation might change..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking...es_and_Repulse

    The Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse
    A series of personal accounts compiled from crew members.

    http://www.microworks.net/pacific/pe...ow_repulse.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott View Post
    It is open to public, it a war memorial site. Here the details: http://www.nhb.gov.sg/MCC/VisitorInfo/MOFF/
    Thanks singscott.

    Will pay a visit to the historical site.
    A place not to be miss by all Singaporean and Commonwealth Forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger View Post
    Thanks singscott.

    Will pay a visit to the historical site.
    A place not to be miss by all Singaporean and Commonwealth Forces.
    You are welcome

    Have you been to the changi chapel. The one constructed by commonwealth POWs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott View Post
    You are welcome

    Have you been to the changi chapel. The one constructed by commonwealth POWs.
    Hi singscott

    No, I dun think so. Is it near Changi Prison ?

    Hmmm......
    I feel so ashmad, staying in Singapore so long yet never been to such an important places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott View Post
    You are welcome

    Have you been to the changi chapel. The one constructed by commonwealth POWs.
    Its a good place to chill...
    There are no bad photographers, just bad photographs. =)
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    Just watch Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. Just can't accept the fact what the Japs had done, but really admire their curage in defending the pork chop-like island.

    Has anyone thought about Saipan? I'm sure a movie will be made on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgo View Post
    Just watch Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. Just can't accept the fact what the Japs had done, but really admire their curage in defending the pork chop-like island.

    Has anyone thought about Saipan? I'm sure a movie will be made on that.
    I jus watched "Flags & Letters" too. I must say "Letters" certainly deserved its win at Golden Globe, for Best Foreign Film. Eastwood did a fabulous job. The crew actually film the "landing scenes" for the movie in Iceland.
    There are no bad photographers, just bad photographs. =)
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