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#4487028 - 08/22/19 02:24 AM Ramree Island WW2  
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#4487029 - 08/22/19 02:38 AM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Wow .....that was some miserable scouting intel to send them in there


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#4487032 - 08/22/19 03:36 AM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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What a horrific scenario to be in. Especially when night sets in and you can't see what you're walking into or about to or find yourself in the middle of. I believe that WW2 era soldiers who campaigned in really wild, remote areas of the world saw some things that would really astound us. There are bizarre almost otherworldly stories that came out of locations like Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal even to this day I believe.

#4487033 - 08/22/19 03:41 AM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Saw this video a while back.


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#4487034 - 08/22/19 03:43 AM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Can't remember the first time I read about it or even what book but the images my mind conjures up of what happened still chills me just as much now as it did way back when.


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#4487041 - 08/22/19 08:33 AM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I'm sure I read somewhere that many more forces personnel on all sides succumbed to disease, animal and insect ravages than injuries or death from combat or brutal incarceration by the Japanese.
The Pacific theatre was often referred to as the 'forgotten war' by embittered veterans here in the UK.


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#4487137 - 08/22/19 10:07 PM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Heard about this maybe ten years ago, and suddenly I want some Arma 3 modder to make saltwater crocs as this could be a nastily enjoyable scenario...in the warm cozy comfort of my home, with a glass of scotch near to hand, and the lights on.


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#4487139 - 08/22/19 10:08 PM Re: Ramree Island WW2 [Re: oldgrognard]  
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That freakin shark in Crysis scared me more than anything in that game.


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