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Take physical torture until you are right at the edge of losing your ability to be rational. At that point, lie, do, or say whatever you must do to survive. But you first must take physical torture.

— Leo K Thorseness, on surviving VC torture in Hanoi Hilton

June 14, 2012, 1:43pm / 24

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US combat troops vault out the doors of their gliders and rush into action. Their mission was to attack the Germans from behind, cutting off their communications to other troops and seizing strategically important roads and bridges.
However, the most important part of their mission was to cause as much havoc and confusion as humanly possible.

US combat troops vault out the doors of their gliders and rush into action. Their mission was to attack the Germans from behind, cutting off their communications to other troops and seizing strategically important roads and bridges.

However, the most important part of their mission was to cause as much havoc and confusion as humanly possible.

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Bullets hit six inches to my left, six inches to my right, and I swear I can reach out and touch a hundred of them.

— Robert Sherrod, Pacific war correspondent

June 14, 2012, 11:56am / 29

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E Company paratroopers in the square at St. Marie-du-Mont. (Front, L-R) Forrest Guth, Frank Mellet, David Morris, Daniel West, Floyd Talbert and CT Smith pose with infantrymen from the Army’s 4th Division.
Photo by Walter “Smokey” Gordon, June 7 1944.

E Company paratroopers in the square at St. Marie-du-Mont. (Front, L-R) Forrest Guth, Frank Mellet, David Morris, Daniel West, Floyd Talbert and CT Smith pose with infantrymen from the Army’s 4th Division.

Photo by Walter “Smokey” Gordon, June 7 1944.

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Only the victors have stories to tell. We, the vanquished, were all cowards and weaklings by then, whose memories, fears, and enthusiams should not be remembered.

The Forgotten Soldier, Guy Sajer

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