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War Porn and Yarramundi Reach: Why?

By johnboy 29 July 2010 71

[First filed: Jul 28, 2010 @ 10:22]

The miracle of YouTube has thrown up the above video which appears to have been shot at the *other* arboretum, across the lake from the Yarralumla Nursery.

It’s by “DynamicMediaCompany” and comes with the following strange note:

Shot on Canon 5d for the Defence Community Organisation.
Dynamic Media Pty Ltd
Address 43 / 3 Gordon St
Canberra City,
ACT 2600 Australia
Postal Address PO Box 1164
Civic Square,
ACT 2608 Australia
Telephone +61 2 6248 0160
Fax +61 2 6248 0158
Email info@dynamicmedia.com.au

If you watch closely Telstrayama even sneaks in for a second.

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Furry Jesus 2:10 pm 12 Aug 10

just clicked on the link and got the message ‘This video has been removed by the user.’

SyntaxEra 3:23 pm 11 Aug 10

Captain RAAF said :

when was the last time you heard of our soldiers withdraw from anything?

For a start:

Vietnam.
Gallipoli.
The Korean War (arguable)

BundahBoy 8:53 pm 01 Aug 10

astrojax said :

BundahBoy said :

That music video/nazi-style propaganda ad sucks ass

the poor donkey…

(can we write australian here, please?)

I meant sucks donkey, dufus.

astrojax 9:14 pm 30 Jul 10

the video has been removed by the owner. damn.

E.L.K 10:23 pm 29 Jul 10

Pandy said :

E.L.K. She is under 18 right? What does that make you?

Shut up Pandy, I was talking about the title, not the teenage girl (she is kinda cute though)

CanberraCreative 9:13 pm 29 Jul 10

johnboy said :

Justin, I was not referring to the surrender at Singapore. I was referring to the running away and leaving key beaches undefended which allowed the Japanese Imperial Guard to land. (which in turn lead to the surrender of an otherwise defensible position and the great suffering of all the forces on the Island)

Not true. With a lack of armour and modern air support, there was never any doubt that a full assault by the Japanese could at best be held at bay. The only question was whether it would be a screened rapid retreat (promoted by Heath) or a fighting retreat (Percival’s option that was chosen). The only option given to the soldiers by those in command was to hold positions to stall the Japanese.

Anyone familiar with the Pacific War will know that the Japanese Imperial Guard is a largely ceremonial force and accounted for only a small portion of forces in Malaya and Singapore. Their main role was to land and enter Malaya via Thailand and they did face significant resistance. The landings in Malaya were by divisions of the 25th Army under Gen. Yamashita.

johnboy said :

CC, you need to read a bit more widely.

Singapore was lost the day we (the British Empire) chose the US and betrayed our Japanese allies in 1921.

After that it’s all a question of timing. But the withdrawal from the causeway was not a proud moment.

Japan made contact with the west in the 16th Century, and by the 1800s Japanese leaders were firmly looking at a future where western style imperialism would need to be adopted to secure resources. Japan was always going to take over the Pacific from the moment on. The attack on the US and British interests was to send a clear message to keep them out of the war and would again have happened anyway. The Naval Treaty changes nothing.

Withdrawing to the causeway was useless and was indeed not proud. The true shame though is when those on the island found their wiz bang guns had the wrong ammo to hit Japanese land forces and the hydraulics on only 1/3 of the guns could really support aiming in that direction.

Pork Hunt 9:03 pm 29 Jul 10

johnboy said :

CC, you need to read a bit more widely.

Singapore was lost the day we (the British Empire) chose the US and betrayed our Japanese allies in 1921.

After that it’s all a question of timing. But the withdrawal from the causeway was not a proud moment.

I think in Singapore we were left in the lurch by the Generals after the fact and in Gallipoli by poor planning and execution before it.

The morale of the diggers and their capacity to give it to the enemy in a fight is not in doubt.

johnboy 8:23 pm 29 Jul 10

CC, you need to read a bit more widely.

Singapore was lost the day we (the British Empire) chose the US and betrayed our Japanese allies in 1921.

After that it’s all a question of timing. But the withdrawal from the causeway was not a proud moment.

Jim Jones 7:16 pm 29 Jul 10

justin heywood said :

he vast majority of Australian soldiers who died in the last century had very little say in what theatre they died in or for what cause. It is cheap and cowardly to dismiss the terrible suffering of those who surrendered at Singapore for example, simply to support some argument that they were not heroes.

This is a town where the average male does not/cannot do traditionally ‘manly’ things – many Canberra men cannot change the tyre their cars for example, and would consider it beneath their dignity to do it anyway. I think that, subconsciously, many ‘modern’ males are a little insecure about this, hence this tendency to put down men who actually do masculine jobs.

That is the only way I can explain some of the posts on this thread.

You’re living in the 1950s.

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