07 December 2008

Tora! Tora! Tora!

The day of infamy. The treachery of the initial attacks on 6th December and 7th December should not be forgotten, more importantly, remember the massacres on the civilian populations throughout Asia and the brutal Japanese occupations of Korea, Taiwan, parts of China and Southeast Asia in the 20th century.


Pencil said...


I saw your blog. Seldom see a fellow sgrean who likes military stuff :)

I like hiking too? Did you follow the pipeline? you can literally start from macritchie and hit woodlands all the way.

Yup I agree with you. I think there is some effort on the japanese gov part to attempt cover up and try to blanket the evil deeds from the modern day asian youth with stuff like manga and anime.

I remember my grandfather used to fight them and my grandmother commented that what kind of soldeirs we are if we never fight a shot at the "tiae yian" (cantonese for enemy).

The old taxi driver downstairs told me he was lucky to survive the war, cause the japs soldiers threw them into the air and use their bayonet to try to poke them. They killed some babies, but missed him, and he fell into the ground.

i like this youtube clip a lot and decide to put it on my blog which i had not update for ages. lol

Btw I am also doing CG and gaming stuff too. It is good that you like military stuff, as we are planing wargames as well.

Maybe can work together on some of the projects.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Hi hi!

It is indeed rare as you have mentioned. There are not many of us who have an interest in military affairs and history these days.

Yes, I love hiking. I didn't follow the water pipelines but I am familiar with them as I have seen them during my NS days in 1990.

You have done that trail? WOW Do you have a map of it? You amaze me.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Today, it's definitely a politically sensitive subject with regards to the education. A potential vote-losing proposition for any politician who would focus on historical guilt.

For the mainstream, their attitude would be, 'Why us? We weren't born then. We weren't involved.'

The Japanese people were indoctrinated in World War II to assist with the war effort, there were very little opposition then. The collective effort in husbanding resources, the war effort and finally the groupthink were all pervasive then.

The populace then need not have fired a shot at the Allies or enemy but they were all involved. Innocent? Even the children were indoctrinated then. Ask your grandparents and you will know what I mean.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Japanese troops bayoneting babies. Heh. There are some footage and photos of the Nanking massacre that should be easily located.

There are also mass graves on the east side of Singapore where massascred civilians were buried. Three locations. I will not say where as Singaporeans are superstitious and religious. So, I am not going to spoil it for, well...

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Wargames. Do take a look at these:



Chuang Shyue Chou said...


That's where the real wargamers are. Some consult for the military. Some are in the military.



dmarks said...

I am glad you referred to Taiwan and China as two separate places.