Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WW2 The Invasion That Never Was

Official Training Film War Department (1945) - The M2 Carbine

Infantry Weapons and Effects 1953 US Army M1911A1 M3A1 M1 Carbine 8min

Japan's War in Colour (Complete Documentary)

What if? US-Japanese Pacific war

Ok war is going hot and heavy in Europe and China. Japan bombs the Hawaiian islands and declares war on the US. But stop, Hitler doesn't live up to his end of the deal. And condemns the attack by the Japanese....Or just doesn't declare war and do to political finagling the US does not get involved in the war in Europe.

I see the war in the Pacific going pretty much as it did go in WW2 but on a faster pace because of the full use industrial might going to defeating the Japanese. Now this is all hypothetical but how do you guys think the Pacific war would have been different?
Would the invasion of the home islands have happened with out the A-bomb and the Soviets invading into Manchuria? How would an invasion have gone down? Would the Emperor be whisked away? And where would he be taken?
And where can I find good early 20th center Japanese civilians to represent the local population and insurgents?

I can see an American Expeditionary force to China to help the Nationalist forces fight the Japanese on the continent. And an invasion of Japan fallowed by a long and brutal occupation. Ok what are your ideas? Also if any one has read any fiction about such a thing happening I would be happy to hear about it and would like to know more. :D

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

The link leads to an article about a Bronze age battle in Northern Germany. Discovered in 1996 they have so far uncovered a 100 human skeletons showing "Battle" injures, tons off weapons and at least 5 dead horses.

Bronze to the limit: Destructive testing of a Ewart Park sword