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Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 4:25:29 AM   
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Really nice photos of the Battle off Samar

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 8:16:13 AM   
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Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 10:05:22 AM   
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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 10:11:15 AM   
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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 2:00:42 PM   
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Fantastic, I would love to work with the original negatives! Thanks, Hal

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 5:21:17 PM   
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Great Pics

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 5:30:56 PM   
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I can never look at this battle without getting a little choked up or feeling a little awed at the audacity, and sheer bravery, of so many men fighting so bravely in a hopeless battle for which they were not trained, equiped, forwarned,or prepared. Yet they still turned the enemy away, albeit with some questionable decisions on the opposite side.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 7:46:03 PM   
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What a fascinating series of photos, especially the ones that show American and Japanese ships in the same frame; eerie. Seeing the series that showed the Gambier Bay's plight really brought that situation home, and one feels real desperation for the crew. That was indeed a hairy time for all involved, on both sides. Thanks for posting!

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/10/2013 10:11:49 PM   
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Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/11/2013 5:13:42 AM   
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Sobering photos of a sometimes impersonal, brutal business.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/11/2013 1:00:40 PM   
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What's so amazing is the flight deck operations whilest under shellfire. Then again-what choice did they have? They fought to the last, all of them.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/12/2013 1:09:29 AM   
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http://www.bosamar.com/pages/bosintro

His book is a very good read...it has an online version at the link above. Basically a timeline of events of the battle.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/13/2013 3:26:34 AM   
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If Iwo Jima ensured a Marine Corps; Battle off Samar will ensure a Navy. Here's the book: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Stand-Tin-Sailors-Extraordinary/dp/0553381482 that covers the entire battle.

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RE: Battle off Samar: nice photos - 1/13/2013 6:36:27 PM   
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There were some timeless one-liners in that battle. Like from unknown AAA NCO on CVE:

"Come on guys, we are sucking them into 40 mm range!"

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