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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2024 4:41 p.m. PST

… a Potential Allied Invasion

"In the final stages of the Second World War, both the Allied and Axis powers turned to more extravagant plans in an attempt to bring the deadly fighting to an end. The Americans, for example, planned an invasion of Japan. In response to the proposed Operation Downfall, the Japanese developed many questionable defenses, including kamikaze frogmen and manned torpedoes…"

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 7:53 a.m. PST

Desperate but you have to admire their resolve.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 3:54 p.m. PST



Nine pound round06 Jul 2024 7:46 a.m. PST

Or, "Thank God for the Atom Bomb, chapter 70."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2024 3:58 p.m. PST



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 12:04 a.m. PST

Impractical. These were static and not swimmers infiltrating an anchored fleet. So how many would have survived the naval bombardment of the beaches pre landing? Esp when we think of the extra power of explosions in water.

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