Honor in War

Take another look at the ‘other side’ supplied by an excellent blogger, Caroline!

A Song of Joy by Caroline Furlong

Details of the fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II are not well recalled in public memory, especially these days. The most recent films to deal with the subject are Midway*, Unbroken*, and Hacksaw Ridge*. But even these excellent films do not necessarily capture the entirety of events which occurred in the Pacific.

Click the link below to learn about a very interesting incident involving stranded British sailors and an Imperial Japanese destroyer, readers:

Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi (1931) - Wikipedia

Chivalry in War and Peace

POSTED ON DECEMBER 11, 2008

BY GUEST AUTHOR

Scott Farrell comments:

Even in the most fearsome times of warfare and battle, like the naval fighting that occurred between Japan and its enemies at the height of World War II, the spirit of chivalry has a crucial function — not, as some might claim, to provide any sense of comfort or courtesy to the enemy, but rather…

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Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on January 25, 2021, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 51 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing this heart-warming story.

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  2. It’s like relieving history

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  3. Thank you for sharing this story of Japanese chivalry, GP. It surprised me, and I’m glad I read it.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this also very interesting information, GP! Will head over to read more, honoring the publisher and the named persons. Michael

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  5. Great reblog., GP. Thanks to Caroline and you for posting this. There was a lot of that goodness in people during the war on both sides. It’s refreshing to hear amidst the horrors of war.

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  6. Honor seems too often to be transforming into dishonor today. This was an enjoyable and uplifting read. Thanks for sharing it!

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  7. This is still relevant today. I enjoyed this post and history lesson, GP!

    We lost our old Lucio cat this past weekend. Doug put up a memorial on his site, as I only post quarterly now.

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  8. I infer the Japanese Commander’s life, Shunsaku Kudo, was saved by his humanitarian act. He was transferred to another command and, later in life, he sorrowed after his crew members who perished when the Ikazuchi was sunk “with no survivors.”

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  9. There is the old saying “no good deed goes unpunished.” Thanks to Falle and your reblog, Kudo’s good deed is being rewarded. Not to make light but Kudos to Kudo.

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  10. I’ve read about this sort of chivalry, from both sides. Warriors respect each other, don’t they.

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  11. Nice one. It gave me a lift.

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  12. Having recently read two other books filled with witnesses to Japanese atrocities, it was good to read about an exception.

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  13. There are good people on all sides….thank you for posting this.

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  14. interesting reblog! It is good to see that compassion for the plight of others was not exclusive of the allies.

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  15. Fascinating post, GP. I’m very happy to read about such an instance.

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  16. Excellent reblog, GP. I read through to the second link for the full article, and i was very moved by the attitude of the British Officer. Nice to see something good about the Japanese and POWs.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  17. Great post, GP. We find humanity even in the midst of inhumane war.

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  18. A great post deserves attention!

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