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To: cartan
American soldiers in the Pacific during WW II kept the skulls of Japanese soldiers as souvenirs. Life magazine during the war published a full-page photo of an attractive blonde posing with the skull of a Japanese soldier she had been sent as a "souvenir"---the photo was presented merely as human interest, with no condemnation of the soldier's act. A Baltimore Sun article of 1943 publicized the fact that a GI's mother had asked her son fighting in the Pacific for the ear of a Japanese soldier so that she could nail it to her front door. US marines made a speciality of collecting Japanese soldiers' ears. American generals voiced concerns in their diaries about abuse of enemy remains by US troops.

There's no reason for you to single out Germans, if gathering war trophies from enemy corpses is worthy of condemnation.

US Navy lieutenant lets Japanese skull have a smoke

19 posted on 10/25/2006 12:01:12 PM PDT by Map Kernow ("I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Map Kernow

Some folks are racist ... It's just that simple.

Some racists hate XXXXXXXX (insulting word fo people with dark skin)

Some racists hate XXXXXXXX (insulting word for descendants of Abraham)

Some racists hate XXXXXXXX (insulting word for people of Teutonic ancestry)

etc...


25 posted on 10/25/2006 12:09:17 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Map Kernow
I have photos of my late uncle with Merrills Marauders in Burma standing with arms outstretched, holding a Jap head by the hair in each hand.

A killer in war, he came home, went to school on the G.I. Bill and lived a normal peaceful life until he died at 90.

Warm beer in the Burma jungle:


Dat's Mon Onc, middle row, second from left.

51 posted on 10/25/2006 12:50:58 PM PDT by metesky (My investment portfolio is holding steady @ .05 a can.)
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