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I’m blown away at the physical difference in size and bulk. Obviously it’s an old man and a young man but still.
Reading a book about that invasion now. It is the most god awful thing I’ve read in a long time. The awful conditions, the exhausted traumatized us troops and the tenacity of the Japanese defense all combined to make one of the most brutal battles of the war.
Edit: With the old breed for those interested. I’ll warn you though. I’ve read a crap ton of books and memoirs on ww2 in particular the Europe front. I’m just now starting on the pacific and this memoir is absolutely visceral and brutal. It’s one of the best first person accounts of the small war each individual soldier fights. The marine who wrote it ended up a college professor and had a gift with words so it’s an easy, beautiful read but it is raw and not for the squeamish.
I often think about smoking back then. I mean, look at books from the time, pictures, movies, everything. You feel the smoke rising through your mind.
That’s an opium pipe, with K-ration cigarette stuck in it.
After this scene, what did this smoker thought about the military propaganda describing American soldiers as barbarians wanting to slaughter civilians?