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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by transam, 7 May 2021.

  1. Vinty

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    Americans don't care about the dead 100 Gooks.
    They care about the 1 dead American.

    American critic in response to General Westmorelands constant banging on about body counts in the Vietnam war.
     
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  3. Vinty

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    Americans dropped more bombs on Vietnam than Nazi Germany.
    Only thing they proved was that you can't win a war by bombing alone.

    (Some American bloke in the White House)
     
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  4. transam

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    And millions of gallons of agent orange to destroy vegetation
     
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  5. noseall

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    And a smattering of Napalm.
     
  6. Dangee

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    Didn’t the Americans get drawn into Vietnam because of the French?
     
  7. noseall

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    It was more about fighting Communism (Viet Cong)

    The French bailed at Dien Bien Phu
     
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    I thought that then caused a power vacuum splitting the country.
     
  9. transam

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    The Americans believed in or feared the domino theory

    all of that part of the world going communist

    bare in mind this was at the height of the Cold War
     
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    That US presidential candidate and senator Glenn ( was it) was held captive by the north ? In the
    Hanoi Hilton
     
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    Agree the first bit, but as to the second, it might be more accurate to say they had their arses handed to them and Dien Bien Phu.
     
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    Correct.
     
  14. transam

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    The french mistakenly believed that the viet Cong could not get artillery up a mountain to fire directly into there position

    Afaik any french captured or who surrendered were executed ???
     
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    reminds me of the fall of Singapore.
     
  16. transam

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    yep where the British army said it was impossible to invade the place
    By land through the jungle so had all ther big guns fixed pointing out to sea

    Japanese turned up on push bikes

    British surrendered afaik the biggest defeat / surrender in British military history ???
     
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    I see Vinty wants to get in on the 'let's use as many racially abusive terms that we can think of' attitude that is endemic in this forum.
    Gook is a derogatory term for people of Asian descent
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gook
     

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