Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Battle of Iwo Jima in Doss, Texas

Flamethrower vs. Nip Tank 2
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
This is one of many screen caps I got from my digital video camera, and dangit I forgot to film in progressive scan so the individual frames come out better, sorry the pics are substandard. Here's one in which you can see a tiny Japanese tank just above a guy shooting a flamethrower. We stood right behind this 105mm howitzer, the biggest gun in civilian hands in the US, owned by a guy from Texas who collects tanks. Lots of his stuff was on display at this reenactment, reportedly the largest ever staged, with tanks, flamethrowers, hundreds of men and a lot of blanks. A good time for all, as was the parade I managed to erase most of of on my video camera.

[From February 19, 2005. Part of a multi-day reunion of Iwo veterans and their families sponsored by the National Museum of the Pacific in Fredricksburg, Texas]


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Good gawd what a show!! "Dug into the hillsides we let the nip tank have it."

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