Thanks for another stunning post. I picked this up immediately after a long conversation with my young son who was concerned that parents were so proud of their kids being soldiers when he knew that soldiers killed people. I assured him that soldiers (generally) take no joy in killing, nonetheless, it’s a tough topic. This video, showing the true joy at the war with Japan ending, will be a perfect punctuation to that.
A great post for great people who fought a terrible war in pacific may their memory never forgotten, who ought them part of our today freedom.Sorry for my pidgin american english (I’m french) but after visiting a couple time the Normandy cemetery I do know how much we ought you.
God bless America.
“@ib carraway Be sure and remember American soldiers who worked, starved, suffered and died in Japanese prison camps when you remember the people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
Or the estimated 4 million Chinese that were killed by Japanese starting in the mid-1930′s. Had the Emperor of Japan any sense of duty to the citizens of his country he could have spared the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki their hellish fate by surrendering when he knew pronging the war was futile. But he chose to fight on.
What a wet blanket you are. All those people are joyful that another two years of killing have been avoided. It makes me smile to see all that happiness. Those who lived are victors (but at tremendous sacrifice). And we are victors, because we are not ruled by a vicious totalitarian regime.
It’s sad and alarming to be reminded how unified we were as a nation back then, and then contrast those common national values with the cesspool our corrupt government leaders have created today. We have become a divided nation, and a nation divided against itself will fall.
1945 seemed so distant in the black and white reels most of us usually see. We feel a bit detached in a “that wasn’t us” kind of way. In Kodachrome, that all changes.
Watching your video, I felt like I was watching a recent home video. It really bridged the gap of 65 whole years. Hearing cars and people just off-camera, I felt like I was there. celebrating. We were all celebrating. Victory!!! We won!! The war’s over!!!!
It didn’t feel like an “era” then. It felt like a day. Just a really GREAT day!!!! Going outside and …hey look at those guys over there.
Thank you,Mr. Sullivan, thank you….
..and thank YOU veterans, who served our country, then and at anytime, for keeping our country a land of the free.
Thanks for the memories, I was 10 years old and my brother came home. I
will always remember – he was a pilot, I remember at 2 in the morning a paper
boy, yelling “The War is Over” and people running out to get the paper.