reply to post by Timely
Hello Timely, ATS Readers, Writers,
A sad but very uplifting story in the same text. Thanks for the link.
It should be noted before the thread of posts run cold; that it WAS AUSTRALIAN TROOPS who showed the world that the WW2 Japanese forces were NOT
undefeatable! So many thought them to be supermen of sorts.
It was at the far eastern end of Papua New Guinea that OZ forces sent a sea landing assault back into the sea.
If the Japanese had succeeded in this landing, the fall of Port Moresby most assuredly would have happened.
At Gallipoli the poor diggers got tossed into the mosh pit, while just down the beach the Brit wankers were having tea.
In WW2 the poor Aussie blokes were sacrificed in Singapore to supposedly SLOW DOWN the Japanese forces advancements. The Brits lost 2 capital warships
in less than an hour, and the rest is history, one of the worst defeats in history. These Aussie prisoners were the ones that built the Bridge over
the River Kwai. And way too many of them NEVER returned home.
I personally wonder just how MORE great and grand Australia could have become by now, IF these poor blokes hadn't been sacrificed to slow down the
inevitable Japanese advances. NEVER AGAIN MATE! Never again!
A fair fight, a righteous fight is one thing; but to be given the stinky end of the stick is BS, NEVER AGAIN.
If Australia, GOD FORBID, were ever to be invaded, even MY old crusty butt would die fighting for good ol OZ, if the generals would just give me a
rifle to fight with.
Don't tell my old Yank friends, but Australia IS the GREATEST country in the world. No where else (except Russia) can you go to a mountain top and
view VAST expanses and KNOW for sure, there is not a soul living there, nor hardly a dirt track road, nor a village, just PURE wilderness. As far as
the eye can see! AND Oz is preserving these treasures like no other nation has ever done. Good on em!!
So much of the world today seems hell bent on another grand world war. So many of our forefathers died in foreign lands to supposedly stop this sort
of insanity. Yet some nations most assuredly never learned the lessons and folly of war.
I have ONE precious grandson here in OZ, a very handsome, smart young lad. And I would much rather it be me, than him, to ever have to face a terrible
conflict. Or better yet, put members of the governments who bring these conflicts to bear, and MAKE THEM fight it out.. leave the poor peasants be,
and allow them a normal life.
Stories like these in this thread, or referenced to in this thread need to be taught to the up and coming future leaders of the world. They (elite)
sit in their palaces, and/or their underground shelters whilst the poor peasants fight a squabble that they started.
I see things to the north of this great southern land brewing into a fast approaching hell storm.
I say NEVER again should Oz lads be wasted or tossed into an unwinnable situation, as they were in the past conflicts! To die protecting Australia
from invasion is one thing, but to be told to surrender to slow down Japanese forces so the high and mighty Brits can get their arses kicked the
following week is bullS**T. NEVER AGAIN MATE!
I pray to God that Australia is spared, or only slightly affected by what so many other nations seem so hellbent on creating, namely another world
Oz is a pristine and precious place, it needs to STAY that way.