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The Great War of Archimedes

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 18,140 Senior Member
edited September 2021 in Clubhouse #1
A somewhat interesting movie about the building of the IJN Yamato..most interesting is that the movie starts with a pretty good rendition of the death of the ship..worth watching ...

I found it weird that they mentioned nothing of Yamatos sister ship IJN Musashi...

I also learned that the most important person in a IJN anti-aircraft crew was a guy with a stick...

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,218 Senior Member
    Is it on one of the streaming services?
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,140 Senior Member
    Is it on one of the streaming services?
    Search on Prime
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,389 Senior Member
    Gonna have to give that one a look.  Having been aboard Iowa twice, I still have trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that, not only can such things built like that float, they can move at over 30mph
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,140 Senior Member
    edited December 2021 #5
    Talk about big....Yamato and Musashi displaced nearly twice the tonnage of the Iowa class BBs...80,000 tons...

    At the Battle of Leyte Gulf...the Yamato displaced more tonnage than all the U.S. combatants combined...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 603 Senior Member
    This sounded interesting, and as I am a bit too rural to get decent streaming services I added this to my wish list of DVDs.  My stepson gifted this to me this week for my birthday.  I just watched it, and thought it was very interesting and well done.  Quite a plot twist toward the end.  I knew something of the rivalry between the Japanese Army and the Navy, as well as some of the in-fighting that went on within the Japanese Navy itself, but this movie really brought it home.  Good movie, and I liked that it was presented in Japanese with English subtitles.  I prefer to watch Das Boot with the German dialog instead of the dubbed English version, so maybe I'm just weird that way.

    Thank you Jayhawker for bringing this one up!

    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,558 Senior Member
    Never understood the guy with the stick. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,286 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Never understood the guy with the stick. 
    The beatings will continue until morale improves.....
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,514 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Never understood the guy with the stick. 
    He directed the anti-aircraft fire by spotting and pointing the targets out for the gun crews!!
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,140 Senior Member
    I wonder if he had to qualify to use the stick....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Posts: 664 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Talk about big....Yamato and Musahi displaced nearly twice the tonnage of the Iowa class BBs...80,000 tons...

    At the Battle of Leyte Gulf...the Yamato displaced more tonnage than all the U.S. combatants combined...
    .... and the japanese fleet outnumbered Taffy 3 almost 2 to 1,
     but it was Kurita's force the one running away in fear after the last shot was fired
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,140 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Talk about big....Yamato and Musahi displaced nearly twice the tonnage of the Iowa class BBs...80,000 tons...

    At the Battle of Leyte Gulf...the Yamato displaced more tonnage than all the U.S. combatants combined...
    .... and the japanese fleet outnumbered Taffy 3 almost 2 to 1,
     but it was Kurita's force the one running away in fear after the last shot was fired
    Yes..in one case the crew of the single 5" gun mounted on the fantail of an escort carrier shot hell out of a Japanese cruiser...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
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