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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Nov 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

In Bringing Mulligan Home – which I recently reviewed – TMP link – author Dale Maharidge writes:

The 1940's war boiled down to one imperial power, in the wrong for occupying and killing other peoples, attacking another that was in the wrong for occupying and killing other peoples.

Do you agree?

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

Yes but one sides doing this was further in the past than the others.


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

Sigh…(tosses yellow flag): 20-post penalty, no
loss of on-line time…

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 10:58 a.m. PST


randy51 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

I guess ultimately it comes down to comparing the two different "imperialist powers" and the scope, nature and numbers of atrocities inflicted on their victims by each. Just go to the Philippines as a typical example and you'll have an easy answer of who was feared and who was welcomed (back).

rmaker04 Nov 2017 11:12 a.m. PST


Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

Great topic for discussion --- on the Blue Fez.

andysyk04 Nov 2017 12:07 p.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Nov 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Great topic for discussion --- on the Blue Fez.

It's outside the 10-year 'no politics' rule.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 12:29 p.m. PST


warwell04 Nov 2017 3:16 p.m. PST


nsolomon9904 Nov 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

The original author is clearly under-researched!!

The 1940's war was known as the Second World War and involved a lot more than just 2 Imperial powers. Assuming he is referring to just the Pacific Theatre of World War II then even so this was a conflict between Imperial Japan, the British Empire, the Dutch Colonies of the East Indies, the French Colonies of Indo-China and the South Pacific, The Soviet Far East, Nationalist China, the Portuguese Colonies of Macau and East Timor and the United States of America and its colony in The Philippines.

Quite a lot of Imperial powers in that list! Don't know where he thinks it was just a 1v1 Campaign?

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:09 p.m. PST


JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 3:07 a.m. PST


deephorse05 Nov 2017 4:50 a.m. PST

No. What absolute garbage.

Legion 405 Nov 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Recommend "War Without Mercy" … a good book about the PTO …

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