Monday, April 21, 2008

World War II - The Giant Awakes!!

April 1944 - The US begins "island hopping" towards Japan in the Pacific. The United States Marine Corps are heavily involved in the fighting.

From left to right: GI Joe USMC Flame Thrower, USMC Mine Detector, USMC Heavy Weapons, USMC Navajo Code Talker (highlighted in the war movie "Windtalkers" - have the movie versions of Joe Enders (Nicholas Cage), Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) and Ox Anderson (Christian Slater) by Dragon but they are still in box (will have to wait for new place to display them), USMC Infantryman at Tarawa by BBI and USMC Raider with the .55 cal Boys Anti-tank rifle.

But it is only after two atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended the war on 15 August 1945, when Japan finally surrendered.

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