View Full Version : As Ambon Fell to the Japanese

03-22-2005, 04:58 AM
From this north coast landing the Japanese reached Binnen Bay by midday 31 January and suffered heavy loses in the attack on Laha airfield on the 2 February. The attack on Laha was "like fighting against the blast furnace"€¦. "literally going over the bodies of dead comrades, and hacking with blood and death in the midst of the enemy"€¦. "a battle during which took place heroism as to make the gods weep" as reported by one of the Japanese commanders to Admiral Yamamoto. A Japanese prisoner of war in 1945 later testified when surrender came that at Laha there remained 150 Australians, two or three Dutchmen and a few natives, their resistance was not despised.

03-22-2005, 05:12 AM
You're going to hate me for this:

Ar<span class="ev_code_RED">c</span>tic - Arctic (¤rktk, ¤rtk)

A region between the North Pole and the northern timberlines of North America and Eurasia.

03-22-2005, 05:40 AM
Artic_Wulf... Good Posting!

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Tantui Barracks on the shores of Ambon Bay, where the Australians were billeted with the Dutch and also where the Japanese kept them as POWs. </span>

Link: http://www.geocities.com/dutcheastindies/ambon.html

03-22-2005, 01:04 PM
Okay, Woofiedog, someone has to say it.....your dog scares me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

03-22-2005, 01:47 PM
VV_Holdenb... Don't let her hear you calling her a Dog... we haven't told her yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
My wife and I figured we'd wait till she's a little Older... and can understand things like that better.