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    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.
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    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.
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    Artic_Wulf... Good Posting!
    Thank's


    <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
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    Okay, Woofiedog, someone has to say it.....your dog scares me!
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    VV_Holdenb... Don't let her hear you calling her a Dog... we haven't told her yet.
    My wife and I figured we'd wait till she's a little Older... and can understand things like that better.
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