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Tango0109 Jan 2021 8:40 p.m. PST

…Famous Admiral

"IT WAS JUST before 3 a.m. on Hashira Island, Japan when a naval officer dashed into the crowded operations centre of the flagship Nagato clutching a coded message. It read simply: "Tora! Tora! Tora!" ó Japanese for "Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!"

The three-word signal meant only one thing: More than 4,000 miles to the east, 353 bomb and torpedo-laden warplanes from the Imperial Japanese Navy had arrived in the skies above the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. Within moments, the air armada would begin its attack. The date was Dec. 7, 1941…"
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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 6:27 a.m. PST

A good synopsis of Yamamoto's career. Thanks T.

The attack on Pearl Harbor was Japan's greatest and most unnecessary strategic mistake of the war.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2021 8:49 a.m. PST

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Tango0110 Jan 2021 3:31 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


Twoheart12 Feb 2021 11:53 a.m. PST

I wonder what he thinks of the P-38?

Blutarski23 Mar 2021 5:35 p.m. PST

From what I've read, during Yamamoto's pre-war time as a naval attache in the USA, he had a reputation as an excellent poker player.


Skarper03 Apr 2021 5:01 p.m. PST

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Operations room video about his death.

Nine pound round16 May 2021 4:56 p.m. PST

Unlike many of the Axis senior leaders, an appealing personality, within limits (does anyone ever describe Walther Model as "charming," or having a soft spot for anything?). Among the Japanese leadership, the Navy was consistently much more sober and realistic about its chances in a major war then the Army, right up to the end. I suspect that a lot of the bitter-end attitude among the Japanese Army was a product of their belief that the US had yet to meet and fight them en masse, even after the Philippines and Okinawa.

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