Flags of Our Fathers

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  1. Aggie08

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    I just finished reading the book, and it is easily one of the best war books I have ever read. It is also the only book I have ever read that made me tear up. The movie is a pretty good representation of it but as always you must read the book to get the full commentary and effect. I'd highly recommend it for anyone on this website.
     
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    Book is excellent.

    And the movie is very accurate as well.

    TO
     
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    Now read "FLYBOYS". Same author.
     
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    "Flyboys" is an outstanding book. I just find it so hard to believe that the
    Japanese would eat their prisoners. That just blows me away. No pun
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    Charles
     
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    The canabalisim parts grossed me out.


    Actually, I never got to finish the book. Next time I have time to wait in Barnes Noble maybe.
     
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    I was amazed at what the Japanese did on Iwo Jima, but I hadn't heard the cannibalism bit. Every army commits atrocities but the Japanese were particularly bad. What is the premise of "Flyboys"?
     
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    There is also evidence to suggest that the Japanese were eating dead Australian soldiers during the Kokoda Track Campaign back in '42. Terrible stuff.
     
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    Aggie08: "Flyboys" deals with eight US airman who were shot down in
    the vicinity of Chichi Jima, an island just a bit closer to Japan than Iwo
    Jima. It had a large radio station there that would give Japan two hours
    warning of impending raids. The story deals with these eight airman and
    their captors.

    Charles
     
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    Thanks cheese, i'll have to give it a look.
     
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