Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Women Freedom Fighters - WWII Style

During World War II, Japan launched a war of aggression against China, killing an estimated 10 to 35 million Chinese, followed by the brutal and unwarranted attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese began to fear an invasion and prepared their people to fight house by house if necessary. This photo was on exhibit at the National Marine Museum and shows how Japanese housewives were being trained to fight tanks and machine guns with pointed sticks. This exhibit saddened me greatly.

Unlike the Japanese, the U.S.'s goal was simply to end the war, not murder millions of innocent Japanese. We would not have attacked Japan had it not been for Pearl Harbor. And when we did attack, we only attacked 2 cities, though it was with overwhelming force. Our goal was to end the war with the lowest possible casualties. We succeeded.

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