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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse14 Mar 2019 9:22 p.m. PST

"Despite what it looks like in video games, war is not fun. War is hell, to coin a familiar term. War is full of uncertainty, fear, frustration, and sadness. World War II was no exception. Lasting six years, 1939-1945, it's not considered a lengthy war in the annals of history, but to the men and women in the thick of it, it seemed to last forever. World War II was full of soldiers, all ordinary people, performing extraordinary feats of bravery, luck, and skill. It is no wonder those who fought in that war are considered our "Greatest Generation."

Even when the war was still in its infancy, Hollywood was struggling to depict it accurately on screen. To this day, they rarely get it right. It's hard for a war film to correctly depict the carnage and courage of the battlefield, without resorting to a bit of cheesy heroism. I mean, have you seen the Rambo films? Could one man, even a special ops commando, really take out a whole platoon of enemy soldiers? Well, actually yes, they could. And they did it without all the big wavy locks of hair and bulging baby oil-massaged muscles of the screen. If you look deeply, you'll find history is chock full of stories of incredible soldiers who did unbelievable deeds in the face of the enemy. Some involve valor; others are just actions that are too mind-blowing to believe. What follows are fifteen of these true stories of World War II soldiers that you just aren't going to believe!…"
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