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February 15th, 2015

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09:12 am
Most of the weekend so far has been devoted to rest and recuperation. I got home from work after 8PM Friday, and since forestcats had gone to help the show, I put on a Netflix film that I was pretty sure she wouldn't be interested in, Fury. It's a WWII epic about American tankers; armed with poorer quality tanks than the Germans had, just lots more of them, US armored formations took nasty casualties. So, the film was fairly accurate in tactics, which was nice to see, but unfortunately it was soulless. As much as it played to the standard WWII characterizations, it never really connected. Oh, well.

We did a bit of gardening yesterday; today there's a Dungeonmaster show, pre-season special event. We have a small amount of prep at home, and then it's off to the venue.

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Date:February 16th, 2015 04:36 am (UTC)
Have you ever read Martin Caidin's WWII novels, "Whip" or "The Last Dogfight"? I read them in junior high (so, a long time ago); but I still remember liking them very much. I'm tempted to look for the latter title again, in particular.

The planes that were sent to our pilots in the Pacific theater were pretty much equivalent to the tanks, from what it sounds like. I've always been more interested in air warfare in the Pacific than ground, and vice verse in Europe, idk why.
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Date:February 16th, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
I read a number of Caidin's books back when I was in junior high school, but not those particular titles. The planes our forces had at the beginning of the Pacific War were much poorer quality than those of the Japanese, but by the end of the war, it was the other way around. One thing, though...our aircraft always were better armored than were the Japanese, so pilot survivability was improved.

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