Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

The Nuremberg principle IV :”Lame excuse ‘I was just following my superior’s orders”

March 7, 2013

Following ordersThe Nuremberg principles were a set of guidelines for determining what constitutes a war crime. The document was created by the International Law Commission of the United Nations to codify the legal principles underlying the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi party members following World War II.

Principle IV states: “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him”.

This principle could be paraphrased as follows: “It is not an acceptable excuse to say ‘I was just following my superior’s orders'”.

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WWII RARE COLOR FILM BURMA

March 19, 2012

WWII RARE COLOR FILM BURMA 2 of 3 JAPAN RETREATS FROM INDIA

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When you go home, Tell them of us, and say: For their tomorrow, We gave our today

February 25, 2012

Indians had given their lives in 1944 which liberated Burma, Malaysia and Singapore by cutting off the HEAD OF JAPANESE ARMY. Other three countries need to do an easier job killing the retreating demoralised Japanese army

At the KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY in Imphal, Commemorating the memories of the British and Indian (mostly Nepal and Punjabi) soldiers who died: “FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY….”

Yes a lot of them give their lives to protect India and to liberalize Burma, Malaysia, and Singapore. Retreated badly shaped Japanese soldiers were attacked by Burmese Revolutionary Forces.

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Revived Myanmar Stilwell Road connects China and India

September 16, 2011
from NARA :"U.S.-built Army trucks wind a...

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Source: Stilwell Road: Burma’s Stilwell Road Revive

It was a road some said couldn’t be built. Most of the men ordered to make it happen were African American soldiers sorted into Army units by the color of their skin.

As World War II raged, they labored day and night in the jungles of Burma, sometimes halfway up 10,000-foot mountains, drenched by 140 inches of rain in the five-month monsoon season. They spanned raging rivers and pushed through swamps thick with bloodsucking leeches and swarms of biting mites and mosquitoes that spread typhus and malaria.

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DVB:Myanmar Govt reaffirms policy of racial profiling on Muslims

September 3, 2011

Source: DVB Democractic Voice of BurmaGovt reaffirms policy of racial profiling by By Joseph Allchin

Oic. Khutupalong Rohingya refugee camp, Bangladesh (Joseph Allchin)

The Immigration Minister was chosen to answer a question in parliament brought by U Zarad Rawmam aka U Htay Win of Arakan constituency seven, in which he enquired about why “indigenous Rakhine Muslims” still had their freedom of movement curtailed by having to apply to the military’s border force, Nasaka, to move between towns. Failing to do so can result in jail time as a Muslim National League for Democracy (NLD) member found out near Mandalay.

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Battle of Kohima-Imphal, 1944 which liberated Burma

April 27, 2011

Source: Battle of Kohima-Imphal, 1944

William Slim versus Renya Mutaguchi: A Japanese army under Mutaguchi tries to cut off and destroy a British army under Slim. Can Slim defend and supply the beleaguered twin cities long enough to mount an offensive?

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Tun Dr Mahathir and Winston Churchill are my heroes but …

November 24, 2010

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and Heroism and Nationalism is a thing purely depend on beholder’s eyes and perception.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

One nation’s hero is another’s criminal

One nation’s martyr or hero may be another’s murderer.

You see, Maha Bandoola was regarded by some as a tyrant murderer of millions of Ahong Shans from Manipur.

General Aung San collaborated with Japan to drive out British and later revolted the Japanese and coordinated with British. All Myanmars never see him as a flip-flop traitor but regarded as the highly revered Greatest National Hero.

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Myanmar Animal Kingdom

November 21, 2010

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Rebel rousers could use this genius idea of re-wording the subtitles of Hitler YouTube video

November 19, 2010

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Patriotism beyond the military

November 12, 2010

Source_MKini: Patriotism beyond the military by Josh Hong
In the feudal era, soldiers played a pivotal role in territorial expansion for kings and emperors, to whom they swore their allegiance. The Treaty of Westphalia, signed in 1648, defined kingdoms by their rite of self-sovereignty and provided the rudimentary framework for nation-states. It also made it possible for the military to place greater loyalty on the state and the constitution rather than the ruler.

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