View Full Version : 1937, First Japanese Attack on American Assets.....

10-31-2009, 11:05 AM
Hi All;

Watched "Sand Pebbles" again the other night yet decided to look it up and ran across the following website about what was very possibly the inspiration for the movie that being the Japanese attack on the USS Panay in 1937!

What makes it interesting is they had a cameraman along and the entire thing was filmed....Past that I'll just let you take a look, it's great stuff!


Naturally, the crackpots were all wrong. As we all know that Aircraft canNOT take out ships, and.......



10-31-2009, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
"Sand Pebbles"

doesn't get much cooler than McQueen with a BAR

and notable, a hollywood flick without a happy ending

10-31-2009, 11:34 AM
In 1944 they proved that planes don't kill tanks either. Was posted here years ago.

10-31-2009, 02:48 PM
What a great movie.
The Sand Pebbles is one of those movies that really stayed with me over the years. There are scenes from that film that I have always remembered.

10-31-2009, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
In 1944 they proved that planes don't kill tanks either. Was posted here years ago.
50 cal + Tiger.


10-31-2009, 05:56 PM
Fascinating material, and I also remember that movie, it's a good one.

10-31-2009, 06:28 PM
Let me add my vote for the Sand Pebbles...really superbly done and like Daiichidoku said, no happy soppy ending.

11-01-2009, 02:13 AM
Yet did you watch that clip on the Panay?...Actual attack footage, great stuff!


11-01-2009, 06:57 AM
Thanks for sharing LEBillfish. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I've always enjoyed sites like that showing the actual footage and interviews with the vets.

11-04-2009, 03:08 PM
I read an account of this attack earlier this year in a book called The Lonely Ships by Edwin P. Hoyt. It was about the demise of the Asiatic Fleet at the beginning of the Pacific war.
Very sad, bordering on criminal what happened to that fleet.
I have not seen The Sand Pebbles since I was little, but it remains a favorite.
Can't beat Steve McQueen.