Another military WWII history thread

Tedminator

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Next! What was the only WW2 battle where the American casualties exceeded those of the Japanese?
Battle of Savo Island? Our worst naval defeat in history.
As far as land battles, the Battle of Bataan was the largest American surrender in history. Not sure about casualties....
I actually don't know the answer, but all those answers sound good. I've heard that claim of "only WW2 battle where American casualties exceeded those of the Japanese" numerous times but have never been able to confirm it. The Battle for Iwo Jima also applies, but perhaps that only applies to the USMC.
 
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Devil505

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Did Adm. Yamamoto actually say the "Sleeping Giant" line about the Pearl Harbor attack as reported in the movie Tora Tora Tora?
 

Tedminator

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I just saw a documentary on NatGeo about the the Battle for Castle Itter.

Anyhooo, what was unique about it? I mean like really really freakishly unique throughout the history of ww2.
 
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Tedminator

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bah I can't wait. The story of the Battle for Castle Itter is too cool...

[video=youtube;-0UwLhziocc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0UwLhziocc[/video]

This would make for a great movie :chuncky:
 
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